Closer, a short snowboard movie ‘about the enjoyment of the glide in its purest form’
We bring some news about the new project directed by Antti Autti and his filmer, Iisakki Kennilä. The movie will be dropped next Autumn! And in his blog, Antti explains the meaning and ultimate goal of this new project, something that, in his own words intends to be an «inclusive and not exclusive» project about «the enjoyment of the glide in its purest form».
(Antti’s own words)
After last years massive project of Arctic Lights -documentary Antti felt like it was time to do something that was focusing just on snowboarding.
After a long summer of thinking and resting the first cold spell and smell of winter woke Antti up and plans started to form in to action, if the past year was all about opening the life behind the scenes to the viewers now it was time to take them for a ride.
Closer is all about the enjoyment of the glide in its purest form. It is not at all about a shot after shot bangers, its more about picking apart those small moments in each movement. A sound of the tweaking bindings, the flow of almost suffocating Japanese powder over your face, the spray of snow through the swallowtail off your board, jumping off the littlest (or biggest) bumps on the run, the texture of fresh corduroy and edge knifing into the slope. All those small precious moments and sensations of sliding on a board on any form of frozen water, no matter if its pow, groomer, slush, shaped or natural.. just riding it all.
In Closer also the camera stays in motion and it has been a fun creative challenge for Antti’s filmer Iisakki Kennilä. He has been filming a lot with his various wizard stick combinations, Gimbals, tele lens follow cams, modified lenses and basically whatever this mad scientist has had close to his hands. With focusing on smaller details some shots have had to be taken over and over again creating a completely new workflow for Antti.
“It hasn’t been so much on focusing on one big jump, a challenging line or something gnarly as it has been about getting that one tiniest detail right and then fitting it into the bigger context. It has been a massive challenge, but with luck and success, it has been also super rewarding. It has opened my eyes for a lot of new features and with the slower pace of working it has been possible to really nail down the shots we need.”
The biggest goal of Closer is to bring the viewer inside the action and inspire to shred. Closer is inclusive not exclusive.. Closer is all about having fun on a snowboard, whatever the conditions are and a portal to Antti’s vision of what snowboarding is all about.
Movie title: Closer
Locations of the movie: Japan, Finland and Sweden
By: Antti Autti and Iisakki Kennilä.
Photographies by: Simo Vilhunen
Realsed in Autumn 2018
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