Posts Tagged ‘Birds of Prey’

TODAY: AIV @ Birds of Prey

December 6, 2009

Catch a sneak peek at  APPOINTMENT IN VANCOUVER TODAY at the Birds of Prey World Cup in Beaver Creek.  Our trailer and an exclusive clip will screen on the jumbotron in the open-to-the-public Finish Stadium* between the 1st (9:45am) and 2nd runs (12:45pm) of the men’s Giant Slalom races.

Watch the worldclass skiing without freezing your booty off — NBC will show the races at 2pm ET.  Look for me and our editor, Cindy, in the crowd and for my live tweets from the mountain.

*The Finish Stadium is located near the finish line of the Birds of Prey race course. Accommodating thousands of fans each year, the Finish Stadium offers spectators great views of the race course, real-time highlights via the big screen and activities for the entire family. From the Bird’s Nest, offering food and beverages including a beer garden, to half time entertainment and live music the finish stadium is always at the heart of the action.

TODAY: AIV as the Half-Time Show; Avail to Buy at USSA Trailer

December 4, 2009

The APPOINTMENT IN VANCOUVER trailer and an exclusive clip will screen on the jumbotron at approximately 1pm (mst) today in the Finish Stadium* between the Men’s Super Combined races at the Birds of Prey World Cup.

All spectator events are free and open to the public.  Casey will be on-hand for a Q&A session after the screening.  I will be on-hand for acceptance of free cups of hot chocolate. AIV DVDs will be on-hand for purchase at the USSA trailer near the public shuttle’s pick-up/drop off.

If you want to watch the races without putting on snowpants, they will be webcast LIVE at 1pm (ET) on Universal Sports.

*The Finish Stadium is located near the finish line of the Birds of Prey race course. Accommodating thousands of fans each year, the Finish Stadium offers spectators great views of the race course, real-time highlights via the big screen and activities for the entire family. From the Bird’s Nest, offering food and beverages including a beer garden, to half time entertainment and live music the finish stadium is always at the heart of the action.

How to Pack Like a Snow Bunny

December 3, 2009

I returned to LA from a Thanksgiving holiday in Georgia on Tuesday.  Now, 34 hours later, I’m preparing to hop on a plane bound for Beaver Creek.  Jet set, baby!

Cindy (AIV editor) and I are flying to Colorado for the Birds of Prey World Cup.  A clip from AIV and its trailer will play for the crowd on the jumbo-tron between races on Friday and Sunday.  Unfortunately, Seth won’t be joining us – he’s en route to Mexico because IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS is playing a fest that’s comping his trip.  I’m hitting the snow and he’s hitting the surf!

I’m looking forward to being amongst Ski People.  They know who Casey Puckett is.  Do you know who he is?  Lie and say you do.  But he won’t be out of the spotlight for much longer.  Casey has been selected by Visa to be one of the athletes featured in their national campaign.  Yay! Plus, he got some great coverage in NBC’s “Countdown to Vancouver” on Thanksgiving night.

This weekend, we’re planning on hanging with Casey, promoting the film, and skiing the slopes.  The event planners are giving us free ski passes!  It’ll be my first time out this season, and what an appropriate start.

I’m almost done packing and am reminded of how much I love traveling with ski equipment.  You get all that extra room in your ski bag.  Secret special bonus space that I very much need for too many pairs of long underwear, my helmet, extra sunscreen, really thick ski socks that (I cringe to admit) I wear every day I ski, my ‘Turtles Ski Team’ neon orange shirt made to commemorate a group ski trip with my best friends, and  my sexy, snow bunny apres ski outfit.

Just kidding. I don’t own a snow bunny outfit. I don’t even know what that looks like.  A mid-drift baring parka?

The extra luggage space is especially useful because I’m personally bringing 30 AIV DVDs to be sold at the USSA trailer.

Time to download the newest podcasts of Joe Morgenstern WSJ movie reviews, Martini Shot, and The Treatment to entertain me in the air and on the road (3 hours) to Beaver Creek.

AIV @ Birds of Prey This Weekend

December 1, 2009

The APPOINTMENT IN VANCOUVER trailer and an exclusive clip will be shown during Audi’s Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week in Beaver Creek/Vail Colorado! The BoP is the only men’s stop on the World Cup  circuit in the United States.  Race spectators, fans and athletes will catch the special AIV preview from the Finish Stadium on Friday, December 4 and Sunday, December 6, airing between races on the Super Combined and Giant Slalom race days.  It’s kinda like we’re the half-time show.

AND, Casey will do a Q&A after the Friday screening; the USSA is selling the DVD from their trailer on vendor row, and I and our editor Cindy T. will be there promoting the film. We’ll also be taking advantage of being glamorous documentary filmmakers treated to a free hotel room and ski passes.  Our first run of the ski season couldn’t be at a more meaningful event.

When I told my brother in early October that we might be showing APPOINTMENT IN VANCOUVER at Birds of Prey, I said it with it a big question mark not because of the uncertainty of the event but because I had no clue of what “Birds of Prey” was.  I was just repeating what my producer had put in my ear during the last weeks while we hurried to finish a cut of the film for interested TV people.  Birds of Prey” were words uttered while my brain was in the edit, which meant that because they were not related to cutting and making our deadline, I kept on thinking about editing while I nodded about the possibility of us going to some race for hawks.

Later when I relayed the news of the BoP opportunity, I was on a mini-trip home, clear-headed and happily eating mozzarella sticks with my parents and my brother at Denny’s after being picked up at the airport.  Not only did my brother freak out (he’s a former ski racer) but my parents kinda freaked too.  They knew of this mysterious “Birds of Prey,” and surprise, surprise, it’s kinda-sorta-totally a big deal.  It’s the most popular and most attended (100os of spectators) world cup race in the U.S.  It kicks off the season and is a mainline to Casey’s fans and Daron Rahlves fans (aka people interested in buying AIV for the holidays).  I love Birds of Prey!

This AIV + BoP synergy has happened because of the Vail Valley Foundation’s enthusiasm for our film.  We’re sprinting to the finish line after a marathon, so it’s been inspiring to already have the attention and excitement of our target audience.  Knowing people are really excited for this film even before it’s released has been an extra boost for me in the last weeks. Thanks, Jen and the rest of the Vail Valley Foundation!

In A Place Productions and YouTube

November 5, 2009

We’re doing our color correction for APPOINTMENT IN VANCOUVER today!  We’re making the magic happen at In A Place Productions (IAPP) – a gorgeous, charming, state-of-the-art facility owned by a dear friend and collaborator of mine.  Yay!

Sound mix on Saturday with Andy.  Megan H. is doing our artwork this week for Monday delivery of DVD menu and jacket.  And Stephanie H. has stepped up to the plate to fix our scroll credits in AfterEffects.  I am unbelievably grateful for everyone’s generosity and willingness to jump in and make this little project look like a million bucks.  Now we just need Casey to win the gold.

Down to the wire, we’ve been trying to find the PERFECT helmet cam shot for the flashback sequence of Casey’s first world-level win when he was a teen.  Namely, we needed the footage to be through gates and, duh, gorgeous. Seth found some beautiful footage on (get this) YOUTUBE. We contacted the owner and got it!

Plus, Today we’ll hear whether or not we’re premiering at the Birds of Prey WC at Beaver Creek in Denver.

 


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