Video: This Is Valdez - Ralph Backstrom’s GoPro Edit

Snowboarder Ralph Backstrom slays it in our newest film, The Dream Factory.

The above video clip is an edit Backstrom made from his GoPro footage.

Read what he has to say:

"I, Ralph Backstrom, had the pleasure of spending 2 months in Valdez, Alaska last winter filming with Teton Gravity Research for their film The Dream Factory. Snowboarding steep and deep pow [and capturing it on film] was the main focus of the trip, and helicopters, snowmobiles, and hiking were the means used to shred as much powder as possible. Shooting guns, snowmobile glacier travel, hiking spines, and winter camping seemed to take up the rest of the time."

"This was shot exclusively on the GoPro Hero 2. I know the Hero 3 is all the rage these days, but the 2 is still a damn good camera! Some was shot in 1080/30fps, some in 720/60fps. The heli port time lapse was 1 shot/2 secs, and I did the pan in FCP. The winter camping lapse at the end was also a 2 sec interval, but the pan came by chance when I shot it, due to the snow around my mount melting."

Filmed and edited by Ralph Backstrom (@ralphbackstrom on Twitter/Instagram)

Music: Default, by Django Django from their album Django Django

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