Athan Merrick

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

Conquering the Useless

Cinematographer on full length 2015 film Conquering the Useless for Team 13.

TRAILER: CONQUERING THE USELESS from Team Thirteen on Vimeo.

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.

Demo Reel 2013

Cinematography Demo Reel shot on a variety of formats from film to digital. SD to 5k.
Based in Vancouver, BC. Canadian Permanent Resident and US Citizen so I can work on both sides of the border and qualify for tax incentives.
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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

Let’s Go Get Small

Cinematographer for documentary for Peak Performance Clothing featuring Dave Treadway and Henrik Windstedt. Produced by Norseman Productions and Directed by Fred Arne Wergeland. Official Selection of Banff Mountain Film Festival and IF3 and winner of The Explorer’s Award at The Cold Smoke Awards. Trailer below.

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.

Evoc Team Edit

Cinematography for promotional Video for the Evoc North American Ski Team featuring Dave Treadway, Daryl Treadway, and Matt Elliott. Produced by Dendrite Studios.

The Dream Factory

Trailer from full length 2012 film The Dream Factory for clients Teton Gravity Research that I was a cinematographer on. Shot the BC segment in Whistler and Pemberton and the Alaska sled skiing/camping segment in Valdez. Official selection of Banff Mountain Film Festival and over 200 premieres in cities around the globe.

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.

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

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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.