The House Boardshop was proud to be a part of Snowboard Magazine’s first annual Am Throwdown presented by Vitamin Water. Check out the recap video the Snowboard Mag crew put together from the week we spent at Copper Mountain with the teams capturing the event. Congrats to Paul Heran and Mark Kelsick on winning a cool $5,000 for their winning edit.
Last week’s Am Throwdown with Snowboard Mag was a huge success, and The House was lucky enough to be a part of all of the action.
The teams of finalists, who were chosen by public voting, had five days of sunshine and good snow to explore Copper and shoot a 1:30 second video. Edits had to be cut and turned in by midnight Friday night so the crews made the most of the days and nights trying to “Get the Shot”.
As Snowboard Magazine Editor Jon Glass put it, “We wanted the guys to get creative, explore the mountain and not feel confined to just one area of the mountain. The contest had a loose format. We pretty much let the guys run free for the week.”
Check out some behind the scenes shots of all of the teams hard at work: Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
Snowboard Magazine has a great recap of the event here. Stay tuned as the final edits should be dropping next week as well as the announcement of the winning team and video who will walk away with 5G’s.
Read more to see the video’s that the finalists entered that earned them a trip to Copper Mountain for the week…
The House Boardshop was lucky enough to be a part of this year’s first annual Vitamin Water Am Throwdown event in association with Snowboard Magazine which wrapped up last week in Copper, Colorado.
While the finalist teams were out “getting the shot” for their final videos we got a chance to talk with Chris Owen, editor in chief of Snowboard Magazine about the event.
House: How did you come up with the idea of The Am Throwdown and what is Snowboard Magazine’s motive for the event?
Chris Owen: The idea is not a new one. We didn’t come up with the contest ourselves, but it’s a combination of several other contests that have gone on all over the internet. We wanted to be able to get as many different parts of our audience involved in something online. It’s not just the riders and filmers, but each and every person who viewed and voted to get someone in to the finals.
House: Are you happy with the event and participation so far?
Owen: I am happy with the event so far. We had a bunch of entries and a good response from our online audience. The competitors all seem like they are enjoying themselves and are being good sports while they each go after the grand prize.
Stay tuned throughout the week as Snowboard Mag starts to leak the finalist videos shot and edited at Copper last week and for the announcement of which team will take home bragging rights and $5,000 in cash.
House Boardshop Team Riders Gabi Viteri and Bev V. stopped by the Snowboard Magazine Am Throwdown yesterday to say hello to The House Boardshop crew and check out the scene. Day two of the event was wrapping up and the girls hung out to grab some apres sun on the deck at Copper Mountain.
Gabi brought along her number one man, a freshly groomed Darby the dog, as well as her friend and fellow Burton teammate Zak Hale.
Day three of the event is upon us and all of the videographer/rider duo’s were expecting a snowy day but woke up to yet another bluebird day. Tonight the teams will meet up after sunset for a night session that will be the only time all of the teams ride and film together on the same feature. Copper’s park crew just finished setting up the feature for tonights session and it’s looking pretty radical.
The House Boardshop in on site this week in Copper Colorado for the Vitamin Water/Snowboard Magazine Am Throwdown and the five day event couldn’t have started off on a better foot.
The five finalist rider/filmer duo’s who won a free trip to Copper this week by submitting edits that were voted on over at Snowboardmag.com. After arriving on Sunday evening they were briefed by Editor-in-Chief Chris Owens, going over the rules and schedule for the week. The teams have five days to film a 1:30 video edit. The edits must be filmed within Copper Mountain resort and turned in by midnight on Friday. The vids will be judged by Snowboard Magazine and House Boardshop staff and the winning team will be walking away with 5,ooo bucks.
After being debriefed and receiving gift certificates to The House Boardshop (stoked!) the teams were set free to do their thing. Day one turned out to be sunny and sick and it was hard to keep up with the five teams as they scattered about the mountain getting down to business.
Photos courtesy of Snowboard Magazine
For more photos from Day one check out Snowboard Magazine’s post here and check back throughout the week for more updates from Copper Mountain.