Teton Gravity Research is proud to announce the launch of a new video contest, “Want to be a Ski Movie Star?” Skiers 17 years old and younger are being asked to submit a video edit up to 3 minutes in length showcasing their riding talents on the mountain. A panel of TGR athletes and producers will select one up and coming athlete to film on location for TGR’s for 2011 ski and snowboard film. In addition, a shortened version of the winning video will preview before TGR’s 2010 film, Light The Wick. Light the Wick will premier to over 80,000 fans this fall in more than 125 locations worldwide.
“People are always asking how they get to be in a TGR film. We look at edits, competition results, and recommendations from other athletes and industry sources to determine who is getting it done. We tend to throw the most weight at video, since it really showcases a person’s talent. We thought that hosting a video submission contest would be a cool way to give young riders a chance to showcase their talent to TGR's expansive audience,” says Todd Jones, co-producer of over 25 action sports films for TGR.
Skiers are asked to visit the contest site at tetongravity.com to upload their videos. Submissions will be accepted until July 25, 2010. Videos will be judged based on the quality of riding and talent. Music, filming and editing will not be a main judging criteria, although a tight edit with good filming will certainly influence the judges. Judges will include Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Sammy Carlson, and Dylan Hood. The winner will be riding with TGR athletes and filming for a segment in TGR’s 2011 ski film. Do you have what it takes?