Independence Pass marks the point at which Colorado State Highway 82 crosses the Great Divide. To the east, the road snakes down towards its terminus at Route 24, just south of the historic mining town of Leadville. To the west, it’s a meandering, 20-mile descent to the world-famous ski resort of Aspen.
This road holds special significance for Mr Greg Buntain. “Aspen is always an exciting place to arrive, and a difficult place to leave,” says the 30 year old, who lived there for six months in 2010, and makes regular visits to the area. “Crossing Independence Pass has always felt like a moment of transition. Depending on whether you’re coming or going, it can feel like the end of a long journey, or it can feel like your journey is only just beginning.”
Mr Buntain now lives in New York, where he is one half of Brooklyn-based design duo Fort Standard, but he grew up far from the urban sprawl. He learnt how to ride on old Honda quad bikes and scramblers while he was in his teens, and admits that the decision to buy his current bike ? a 1985 Honda XL600R, essentially a street-legal dirt-bike ? was made at least partly out of nostalgia.
Partly out of nostalgia, but mostly in search of adventure, Belstaff and MR PORTER took a trip to Aspen with Mr Buntain where he jumped on a BMW R850GS, opened up the throttle, and revisited some of his favourite stretches of road. Watch our exclusive film for more.
CLIENT : Mr. Porter & Belstaff
Rider : Greg Buntain
Director : Cale Glendening
Producer & Editor : Chloé McLennan
Director of Photography : Cale Glendening
MōVI Operator & Timelapse Photography : Cameron Michael
Sound Design & Final Mix : Defacto Sound
Sound Recordist : Jeff Knudsen
Color : Prehistoric Digital
Aerial Operators: Altitude Filmworks
Music: The Cinematic Orchestra “To Build a Home”
Production Assistants : Jay Rush & Matt Grimaldi
dir Hiro Murai
prod Kimberly Stuckwisch
dp Larkin Seiple
choreographer: Ryan Heffington
AD: Jamar Hawkins
gaffer: Matt Ardine
prod design: Maxwell Orgell
PM: Sara Eric Lacombe
wardrobe: Elise Velasco and Chris Velasco
color: Ricky @ MPC
ep Danielle Hinde @ Doomsday Ent
Ito-Komuten is is a building firm located in Nagano Prefecture of Japan.
Taking advantage of the characteristic tree, they built a house that became a landscape and climate.
Produce by Yuhei Kodaka
Filmed by Yuhei Kodaka / Makoto kenmisaki
Pasibaigė “nuo pačių pietų iki pačios šiaurės”.
Inspired by his grandfather , French artist Paul Arestan is driven to create unique handmade knives from his studio shrouded by rainforest in the tranquil setting of northwest Brisbane .
“The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan” by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com)
Directed & Edited by Yali Sharon
Shot by Eric Gillespie // David Lamb // Chris Eversole // Matthew Franklin // Alex Ainsworth // Brian DeFrees // JayJay Gonzalez // Andrew Hayjek // Geoffrey Boynton // Jon Freeman // Marc Levine
Music by The American Dollar. theamericandollar.info
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Some of the best sequences of the last year and some unpublished shots on Sicily and Palermo
Alcune delle migliori sequenze dell’ultimo anno e alcuni inediti sulla Sicilia e su Palermo
A man gets up and prepares coffee. A man gets up and prepares coffee. A man gets up and prepares coffee.
Filminute 2011 · Best Filminute
Short Short Film Festival (New York) · Grand Jury Prize
FilmOneFest (New Jersey) · Jury Prize
Microcurt · Jury Prize
IV Festival de Cine Centrifugado y Canalla de Sada · Best Short Film
La Notte dei Corti Viventi · Best Short Film
Borgo in Corto · Second Prize
Rencontres du Cinéma Européen de Vannes · Third Prize
Cortisonici Festival di Cortometraggi · Special Mention by the Jury
Figari Film Fest · Special Mention by the Jury
III Valpolicella Film Festival · Best Editing
Festival der Nationen (Austria) · Diploma
XVI Certamen de Cine y Vídeo Joven de Irún · Special Mention by the Jury
Festival CreatRivas · Best Director Nomination