A Kingdom Odyssey was shot in Vermont’s Kingdom Trails ( perpetually rated one of the premier mountain biking networks in the country) only a stones throw away from the Canadian border. These trails comprise the Burke Mountain Resort downhill trails as well as the Kingdom Trails Association network - a non-profit comprised of over 50 landowners.
Featuring pro gravity rider Adam Morse (POC) and trail design legend Knight Ide (Santa Cruz Bikes, Shimano, 5/10) the video showcases the variety of riding available in Vermont, from tight single track and gnarly rock lines to manicured jump lines.
T-Bar Films was excited to work with Kitsbow and Ibis (both core mt. biking brands) to bring you an action packed edit of notorious style master Jeff Kendall-Weed on the new 650B Ibis Mojo HD3: ibiscycles.com/bikes/mojo_hd3 on some of South Lake Tahoe's most legendary trails. Stylish riding, beautiful scenery, and a hotly anticipated product release combined for a media firestorm that has led to nearly 400K views on FB and over 100K on Vimeo and YouTube, 50K and VOD on PinkBike (as of 12/23/14) that has led to greater brand visibility, increased site traffic, increased sales, and happy clients. Shot over a 2 days and edited in a week, fast turn around and low costs provided signature T-Bar Films marketing efficiency.
Our most viewed was born from short filming sessions with the local legend Kendall-Weed early in the morning before his work day at Ibis Cycles. The concept originally was designed with Ibis as short clips for Facebook with no music and bike sounds. But the shots were too good and a full classical bike edit was made and well received. In order to maximize different audiences the video was also embedded in the Pinkbike player (VOD on July 31st, 2014) the Teton Gravity Research Page, directly in the Facebook player, as well as Outside Magazine's website. Analytics are tough because of this shotgun approach but we can estimate it has been viewed around 100K times to date.
The film that started it all. United We Ski is a documentary by T-Bar Films that examines the importance of small ski areas to the sport of skiing and New England life. The film looks at the rise and decline of the regions small ski areas and tells the story of three surviving areas in Vermont (Hard’ack, Cochran’s Ski Area, and Northeast Slopes), which rely on community support, volunteerism, and yankee ingenuity to provide affordable skiing to local kids and families.
A 4 minute excerpt from United We Ski. There are "unofficial" ski hills all over the world, and Vermont has some of the coolest. Farmers in Quebec and New England started the continents first ski lifts as a way to entertain themselves during the dark days of winter. You can't pay to ski at either of the hills in this video, and I wouldn't recommend trying to unless, as you heard in the video, you're family or a neighbor. But luckily it doesn't take much to build one yourself and there are plenty of great public community ski hills, which the rest of our film demonstrates.
Cochran's Ski Area was the inspiration for founding T-Bar Films it was also the inspiration and key "bad" influencer for Charles Mumford, pro big mountain skier, founder of Pit Viper Sunglasses, and world renowned goofball. These Chucky antics could barely be called acting as this is a normal day on the slopes for Chuck as he has developed more ski personalities than powder days.
Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg to a blood infection when he was 9 months ol. Contrary to popular terminology, Vasu's lacking limb is not a disability, just another hurdle to overcome on his way to the summit. Brought to you by Columbia Sportswear, with additional support from Gearx.com and the Alchemist, T-bar films is proud to produce this short film on an incredible adaptive backcrountry skier (Yes, this film is almost entirely shot in the backcountry).
This video is made up of a few short clips we shot during a powder day at Alta, and were shot in two runs on the Wildcat lift in early December 2013. The video was never intended for release but was distributed through the ski media and amassed considerable traffic: "Chuck Mumford (American Ski Actor) has always had a panache for collecting classic skis. In recent years he has crafted the popular ski training technique of Gear Progression, where one starts with older gear at the beginning of the season and progresses (in stages) through the historic advancements in ski technology. Last season Chuck never made it past straight skis and possibly never will....."