Project Summary

Skiing Japan. It’s the bucket list item riders dream about while on lifts of already world-class ski resorts. Legend has it it’s like Jackson Hole, Whistler, Fernie, and Chamonix combined with an SSX Tricky video game map. Japan powder is simply in a class of it’s own, but I don’t need to tell you that.

The Japan Story is a 2019 creative adventure skiing film that harnesses the intensity of this far East dream in most skiers. This film captures the journey and shares the experience through high impact visual and audio design. Join the ride from Boston to the snowiest place on planet Earth: Niseko, Japan in this 11 minute epic display of creative storytelling and in-your-face powder.

April 29, 2019|9 Minutes|By Alex Rosier

Role

Direct, Film, Edit, Sound Design, Color Correct, Produce, Promote

Goal

Craft a compelling narrative that catered to the audiences of today, not yesterday. Each frame was carefully crafted to hold attention. For this project, I had to take an enormous amount of irrelevant, boring footage from a vacation and craft it into an engaging story.

Results

See for yourself above!


Project Commentary

Skiing Japan is like stepping onto a movie set. All your previous ski experiences have been leading up to this…and it just feels right.

In The Japan Story, I tackle those feelings and the immense journey it takes to experience those feels.

We skied in Niseko, Japan.

Much much more to come.

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Software / Workflow

Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop