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A Skier's Journey
« on: December 08, 2012, 10:51:19 pm »
I had never heard about this before but I just got sucked into this show.  Although calling it a show doesn't seem to really be doing it justice.  It's a series of nine episodes (thus far) about a group of pro skiers traveling WAY off the path to these gorgeous insane mountains to ski.  Every 10-minute episode goes to a different locale, from Japan to Iceland to Baffin Island to India (yeah, who knew you could ski in India?)  Some of these places take a day to travel to on foot, they hike up and slide down these ridiculous inclines.

it's cool but what really affected me was the brilliant use of both you-are-there, fly-on-the-wall and harnessed cameras and wide-scope "Planet Earth" style beauty shots.  The skiers don't flaunt their presence, but the human element isn't ignored.  The balance is just perfect to me.  And the soundtrack jus pushes it to a higher level, it's not extreme or sporty, it's almost reverent.  It was one of the first things I watched on TV today (via Roku app) and I was watching for HOURS, glued to the screen.  And it's a series that started off strong and just kept getting more professional and artistic and gorgeous, I can't wait for what series four has in store for us.

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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 05:34:51 am »
Is this an internet show or does it come directly from something like The Discovery Channel? Never heard of it.
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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 07:59:02 am »
Sounds very similar to The Art Of Flight.
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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 01:27:35 pm »
It does, actually!

It's an internet direct show, which is why I put it in this little area.  And probably to its' benefit.

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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 01:28:49 pm »
What Roku Channel though? By way of Revision3? Another Channel App?
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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 01:33:16 pm »
There you guys go again... talking Latin
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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 01:36:25 pm »
It's on Vimeo, you can get it through the Vimeo Roku app.  It was in the Staff Picks (which you can just play straight through) or you can search for it under Jordan Manley Photography.

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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 01:37:29 pm »
Okay, cool! Thanks! I have Vimeo through the Plex App.
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Re: A Skier's Journey
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 01:42:07 pm »
Hmmmm, I just tried Vimeo, the first one I found is Japan. I click to start, the upload scales through to the end and nothing happens.

I tried the links to the other countries... same thing. I've tried Firefox and IE. Same result. Any idea's?
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