BY MATT BOETCHER, DAVID BECK, ALLEN LAM
Well. A one word, one syllable sentence, usually prefacing a explanation or a statement that is embarassing, foolish, etc.
The aptly named 'Well.' is a short ski film chronicling a warm, rainy, miserable winter. With motivations and expectations at record lows, familiar faces came together to get creative and have some fun, making the best of what they had, as always.
Featuring segments by David Duea, Allen Lam, a special appearance by Michael Hibbs, and friends.
BY DAVID BECK, KELLY KARIS, ALLEN LAM
We started the season without a real goal, just shooting stuff without knowing what we were going to do with it. Eventually a movie fell into place. The name "Album" came about from the idea that something cannot be completely understood without the whole of it being taken in. Even though ski movies are often just a montage of shots with no real continuity or progressing purpose, much like in music, an album does not have to follow continuity while still telling a story or giving a sense of arrival.
With Album, we bring you our footage from the 2010-11 ski season shot entirely in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This film features the skiing of Allen Lam, Austin Torvinen, Colton Welch, Matt Halverson, Steve Janisch, Joe Johnson, Christian Coughlan, David Beck, Kelly Karis, Josh Guslander, and friends. It was shot in the streets and on the hills of the Twin Cities, Duluth, and the surrounding areas.
BY ALLEN LAM, DAVID BECK, KELLY KARIS, MATT BOETCHER
Coming off the enormous momentum of the previous year's efforts, 'Too Nice' aimed to do it all over again in 2010. However, with three of the four original producers having moved westward to bigger and better things, remaining producer Allen Lam assembled a new team of filmers, though their combined experience was admittedly, lacking in comparison.
Featuring skiing by Austin Torvinen, Steve Janisch, Allen Lam, Colten Welch, Matt Halverson, and friends.
JAKE STRASSMAN, DAVID BAILLARGEON, TRAVIS HALVERSON, ALLEN LAM
The concept for a film featuring the best Minnesota skiers, shot by the best filmers, in only Minnesota locations, and set to only Minnesota music, was an idea born on an internet message board years before the 2009 film, 'Nice.' The idea never materialized, but in 2008, all four producers had come together to premiere their own films. Veteran filmer Jake Strassman joined forces with CPM Films (David Baillargeon, Travis Halverson) and roped in newcomer Allen Lam (Parimaj Media) and the Minnesota Collaboration was born.
Featuring skiing by Austin Torvinen, Cody Ling, Steve Janisch, Jake Strassman, Kyle Schenkelberg, Drew Cziok, Tony Seyffer, Matt Halverson, Andrew Nagahashi, Allen Lam, Colten Welch, and friends.
With contributing footage by Alex Horner and Brandon Husak.
YOU'LL GET THAT
BY ALLEN LAM
'You'll Get That' was the sophmore video blog series put out under the Parimaj name, which documented the 2011 season. It learned from many of the mistakes that resulted from the experimental, at times misguided 'Circle.' The result less narrative and more action, coming together as a six episode series that was more concise, watchable, and structured.
BY ALLEN LAM
Seeing that skiing video blogs were growing in popularity, Allen Lam set to create one himself to journal the course of the 2010 season rooted in the midwest.
Comprised of a total of 14 episodes, with another few additional supplemntal online edits, 'Circle' began as an ambitious, yet horribly executed series. Only after a few episodes had been shot and released did the series begin to pick up steam and hold to a formula. Laced with vulgarities, at times awkward pacing, and less than polished skiing, 'Circle' had regardless accomplished its goal, and followed Allen's arguably most successful season to date, featuring travels around the midwest, to Colorado, and to Oregon.