28/12/2010 | by Tom Copsey
This is an awesome example of just what can happen with a little motivation to go out there and do something, exactly what our boy Jon Weaver was talking about yesterday in his Gossip From The GoodLife column. These kids took it on themselves to document their scene, stoked the hell out of everyone involved, and from this starting point they’ve gone on to hone their skills and produce some Grade-A flicks that have gotten kids across Germany, Europe and the world hyped to shred. Plus you get to see Silli Mittermüller all She-Ra’d up.
Here’s what they say of this stroll down memory lane…
Back then we got 300 VHS copies made which we paid for ourselves and we had to insert the video cover as well which we had made at a copyshop. The videos were given out for free to our friends, family and anyone that wanted one. Soon we were out of original VHS copies so we started burning it on DVDs at home and sent them out to people that ordered them via email. They only had to pay shipping costs.
The “premiere” of the movie was held in Stefan Templer’s back yard in our hometown, Isen, in August 2002. We had all our friends over from all over the place and the whole Garmisch snowboard gang we hung out with also came by. Actually so many people caught wind of our party that the street infront of Stefan’s house was so packed with cars that nobody could get by anymore. We often talk to our friends from back then and everyone always reminisces over that party.
Somehow a few people in the industry got a hold of our VHS copy and before we knew it we had a half-page review in Pleasure Magazine. We almost shit our pants the first time we read our crew’s name in a magazine.
From then on we started to get a little bit of recognition in the snowboard world and people thought it was a good idea to push us… and that’s how the movie making began.
“New Noise” was filmed by everyone in the crew and our friends that rode the legendary Zugspitze with us, day in and day out. We only used some crappy handycams that some of us had. Vincent, Alex and Julian took care of the editing. Everything was done in Adobe Premiere. No After Effects and no color correction what so ever. There was absolutely no budget involved in this movie and we did it just for the fun and the love of snowboarding, movie making and our friends.
The Isenseven crew in this movie is:
Bernd Pösl, Moritz Garhammer, Alex Rieger, Simone Schreck, Stefan Templer, Vincent Urban, Martin Wandinger, Julian Bloch, Silvia Mittermüller, Alex Schiller, Basti Ruhland, Jonas Bloch, Clemens Krüger.
The friends riding in “New Noise” are:
Sven Kueenle, Rainer Lanz, Christophe Schmidt, Martin Bauer, Michi Bauer, Thomas Stamm, Lukas Draxl, Juho Frielander, Jonee Pülz, Alex Hlawitschka, Tom Kallay, Andre Tröltzsch, Beni Kucher, Berti Willer, Madeleine Schrank, Walter Strbad, Flo Geis, Flo Bürgel.
The Aresforai crew is:
Rasmus Tikkanen, André Kuhlmann, Julius Kerscher, Alex Wottrich, Felix Schmidt, Flo Stredele, Toni Baier, Tassilo Hager, Andi Kuban, Vesa Riste, Benni Jarosch, Andi Brachwitz, Matthias Zellner, Robin Creswell, Alex Strasser, Dani Christmann, Riku Tahko.
Thank you to everyone from back in the day. The GAP 1328 Summercamp and Zugspitz days are unforgettable and we owe alot to the people from back then. And also huge thanks to our friends from Isen and around there for supporting us and always helping out.
We will be posting our first 3 movies online every month from now on for free viewing and downloading.
We hope you enjoy our first try’s in riding and filming.