Athan Merrick

Cinematographer + Director of Photography Vancouver, BC
Posts Tagged ‘filmmaker’

Mutant Madness

Director and Director of Photography on :60 sec spot for Mutant and their new Madness pre workout formula. Shot on Red Epic Dragon with Lomo Anamorphics.

The Malibu Fable

Director, DOP, and editor for documentary for Peak Performance Clothing featuring Dave Treadway, his young family, and Willie Goldman. Produced by Dendrite Studios. Winner Best Short Film Cinematography FESCINAT. Winner Sierra Nevada Award for Action Sports The Mountain Film Festival. Official Selection of The Edinburgh Mountain, Rossland Mountain, IF3, High Five, Cold Smoke, Kendal Mountain, UptoFest, and Andrenalin Film Festivals.

The Malibu Fable from Dendrite Studios on Vimeo.

Way of Life

Trailer from full length 2013 film Way of Life for clients Teton Gravity Research that I was a cinematographer on. Spent all winter shooting in Austria, Interior BC, and the Neacola Mountains in Alaska. Over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.

For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life—it’s a way of life. The search for snow shapes not only how they approach these peaks, but also how they approach the world. And whether athletes spend their days dropping first descents in Alaska, lapping the local mountain, or training for the Olympics, they’re part of a community built around a shared passion. The bonds that form from this community transcend continents and cultures, transforming strangers into friends. After all, a smile on a powder day needs no translation.

Shot on location in 2013, Teton Gravity Research’s Way of Life takes you on a journey to the mountains and inside the minds of today’s top athletes. With stunning imagery created with GSS, Red Cinema, and the Sony Action Cam, this film explores the origins of skiing in Austria, the search for original lines in Alaska, and the U.S. Freeskiing Team’s quest for Olympic gold. The adventure also leads athletes to the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole and the Tetons, as well as the backcountry of British Columbia. Regardless of the terrain they ride, the athletes featured in Way of Life push the boundaries of what’s possible. This journey takes them across the globe as they form a brotherhood that needs no language.

Featured Athletes:
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Tim Durtschi, Sammy Carlson, Dash Longe, Dana Flahr, Todd Ligare, Griffin Post, Angel Collison, Ian McIntosh, Dylan Hood, John Spriggs, Colter Hinchliffe, Max Hammer, Daniel Tisi, Willie Borm, and the US Olympic Freeskiing Team

Featured Locations:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Neacola Range, Alaska, Fieberbrunn, Austria; St. Anton, Austria; Zillertal-Hachfugen, Austria; Red Mountain, British Columbia; Stellar Heli, British Columbia; Selkirk Wilderness, British Columbia; Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia; Cooke City, Montana; Mammoth Mountain, California.

Pre-order your copy of Way of Life here: http://bit.ly/1bpyEbs

Song: The Prince Is Coming – Araab Muzik

Follow Us:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/tetongravityresearch
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TetonGravity
Instagram: http://instagram.com/tetongravity

Sacrifice

Director, Cinematographer, Editor for this piece highlighting pro skier Maxim Arsenault shot in Whistler and Vancouver, BC. Produced by Dendrite Studios.

Maxim Arsenault continues his rise among the big mountain skiing elite by charging and stomping with his 2012 segment.

Sacrifice is an offering to Ullr the God of Snow, so he may bless us with deep and plentiful pow. Rumors spread this fall throughout our home mountain of Whistler that we were due for a low tide season after multiple record breaking years. Dendrite decided to challenge that notion with this offering of skiing and a beautiful woman as we heard Ullr enjoys such pleasures. Did it work? While we were editing this piece Whistler received 121 cms over the last 7 days. Coincidence? We think not.

This is also a gift to the male ski bums of the world. They sacrifice many things to live the dream. One of those is most likely the comfort of a lady. Ski town ladies are among the most beautiful and rad females around! But the simple fact remains that in many ski towns, guys outnumber ladies by 10 to 1. That leaves many out in the cold.

So cheers to Ullr and cheers to ski bums…both the guys and the gals, you all rule! Here’s to a bountiful harvest this winter!

Skier…Maxim Arsenault
Directed, Cinematography, Edit…Athan Merrick
Produced By…Dendrite Studios
Skiing Footage Courtesy of…Teton Gravity Research
Model…Uli Krown
Make Up…Jennifer Ruth
Lighting/Camera Assistant…Adam Braverman
Music…Little Foot Long Foot, Neko Case Hate F**ks Kurt Cobain

TLH Heliskiing and Epic Planks

Cinematography for promotional Video for TLH Heliskiing and Epic Planks Skis featuring Alex Blais, Danny Arnold, Jon Whelan, Maxim Arsenault, and Matt Elliott. Produced by Dendrite Studios.

Swany Gloves Product Training

Cinematographer and Producer on this Dendrite Studios produced piece with Nicolas Teichrob completing the post production. 1 of a series of 5 product videos for Swany Gloves on specific products or technologies to help train sales staff at stores and cut costs by not having to send reps out to do specific training days on product.

Mandarin Residences

Promotional Video/Commercial on the Mandarin Residences condo development produced, shot, and edited for Rennie Marketing for broadcast on Fairchild TV, a Canadian Chinese TV channel in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Kickbutt Nuts

Promotional video shot, produced, and edited for Kickbutt Nuts, an organic laundry soap start up based in Vancouver, BC Canada.

MC2 Condo Development

Promotional Video on the MC2 condo development produced, shot, and edited for Rennie Marketing for their client IntraCorp for online use. Also produced a 30 sec ad to be shown on Fairchild TV, a Canadian Chinese TV channel in both Mandarin and Cantonese out of the same project.

ZGF Architects – Hilton Foundation

A promotional film I shot and edited for Hedrich Blessing Photographers and their client ZGF Architects. The building is for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills, California and is a very environmentally progressive net zero building.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation from ZGF Architects LLP on Vimeo.

Battle Castle History Television

Camera Operator for six episode series for History Television and Discovery UK. Produced by Parallax Film Productions. Nominated for 7 Leo Awards, Best Documentary Series, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Screenwriting, Best Picture Editing, Best Overall Sound, and Best Sound Editing. Winner of Best Documentary Series. Two of the episode trailers.

Occupy Mountains

Maxim Arsenault is one rad dude.

Maximus is his nickname. Filled with stoke and always, without fail, picking the biggest airs and lines when we pull up to a new zone.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Every skier loves the sport and the mountains, but Maxim’s love of skiing is the strongest we have ever seen. He truly deserves to be included in the upper echelon of big mountain skiers. He has a strong future ahead of him.

So thanks Maxim for being a blast to shoot and dedicating your life to the simplicity and adventure of the mountains, away from the occupied chaos of the cities.

Maxim skis for…

ospreypacks.com/
ridedna.com/
swanyamerica.com/
icebreaker.com/
surefoot.com/
smithoptics.com/
pmgear.com/

Produced by dendritestudios.com/

Director, DOP, Editor Athan Merrick

Additonal Cinematography Anthony Bonello b4apres.com/

Music
The Soft Moon “Total Decay”
The Glitch Mob “Warrior Concerto”

 

The Adventurer

Short film shot for clients Peak Performance and Norseman Productions featuring professional freeskier Dave Treadway.

Demo Reel 2012

Shot on Super 16mm and various HD formats.

Parallels – A Short Film

Parallels is a short film produced by Dendrite Studios in April of 2011. This piece was shot for the Intersection competition at the World Ski and Board Festival in Whistler, BC.

Created in its entirety in just 7 days, this piece explores parallel experiences of the moments created by playing in the mountains.

Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited by Athan Merrick and Nicolas Teichrob.

Music: The Deep by Data Romance (data-romance.com/​)

Thanks to all the athletes who worked hard for us!
Skiers: Dave Treadway, Daryl Treadway, Matt Elliott, Alex Prochazka, Chris Turpin, Liam Casey, Maxim Arsenault
Snowboarders: John Burr, Jake Bauer, Gabriel Fradette, Mike Osachuk

dendritestudios.com

Co-Director, Co-Producer, DOP – HD Short Parallels by Dendrite Studios – WSSF Festival Intersection Finalist, Official Selection IF3, Vancouver International Mountain, Rossland Mountain, Golden Film Festivals, Cold Smoke Awards, Telluride Photo Festival, and FESCINAT. Featured on Vimeo homepage, USA Today Travel section, and Atlantic Magazine. Over 250,000 online views worldwide.

Out of the Shadows Trailer

Dendrite Studios is proud to release the official trailer for our debut 2010 HD ski film “Out of the Shadows.”

Proudly shot in the mountains of British Columbia, Out of the Shadows features the finest athletes who have been in the shadows for too long. This is their shot and their opportunity to break out on film. They bring their lives with them and shred the mountains with un-inhibited passion on a daily basis. We bring you their stories.

Full Film now available for purchase on Itunes…http://tinyurl.com/7zd47dw

Produced, Directed, Shot, and Edited by Athan Merrick and Nicolas Teichrob of Dendrite Studios.

Co-Director, Co-Producer, DOP, Co-Editor – HD Feature Length Ski Film Out of the Shadows by Dendrite Studios – Awarded Best Big Mountain Film of 2010 at IF3, Sierra Nevada Award for Action Sports at The Mountain Film Festival, Nominated for Best POV at Powder Video Awards. Official selection Newport Beach, Vail, IF3, The Mountain, Zakopane Mountain, Bansko Mountain, North Bend Mountain, Downtown Boca, Up There, Freshtival, Steamboat Mountain, Telluride Photo, UK Adventure, and Danish Adventure Film Festivals. Premieres in over 30 cities around the globe. Trailer has over 250,000 online views worldwide.