Category Archives: Documentaries

Long Form Productions 30 Minutes or longer

Snowshoe Crew ’92

This is East Coast Motions Volume III

Snowboarding was brand new and gear hard to come by.  The hard-cores at Snowshoe  WV were on it early and learned the hard way.  Guys like Bernie Wheeler, Gil Willis and my OBX Surf Tribe were loving it.

This project was funded by the proceeds of my previous film, East Coast Motions Volume II, Hatteras Surf Feast.  A difficult production as access was limited by the resort and I literally had to smuggle my gear in and out of remote locations.  Back then it was a two piece 3/4″ Set Up with exposed wires, plugs etc.  As you can imagine it was a nightmare to keep the gear dry and in working order.

Snowshoe was so remote that I had to use the payphone in nearby Slatyfork to conduct business.   I would pull my van up to the window access phone and sleep while I waited for return calls from by various video clients and distributors.

To make matters worse, I  broke my leg and got laid up for a while at the end of the season.  My production company folded up at this time and I had to do the edits on overnights at various production facilities.

Here’s the full length feature film:

 

Lots of funny stories from that winter.  The vehicle of choice was an old 3/4″ ton work van with a load of firewood in the back for weight and some snow tires for traction. I drove to Timberline for one of the segments with a snowboard friend from France that didn’t speak much english.  On the way back my transmission went out during a raging blizzard.  Reverse was the only gear that worked and I had to drive up backwards on the mountain between Buckannon and Elkins.  Michel kept muttering “Mon Dieux Mon Dieux”.  I had the door cracked and just followed the edge of the road up.  We turned around at the top and coasted down the other side to the relative safety of a service station.  I had to call the OBX to score a local Elkins contact to come get us.  I ended up selling the broken down Van to a farmer that wanted the firewood and needed a dry place to store it.

If you want a DVD or personal copy just hit me up, bmur@surfdogmedia.com

 

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From the Outer Banks to Outer Space

This documentary is a great example of the quality programming that Beach TV brought to the Outer Banks.  It was my personal goal to bring network quality documentaries to our viewers.

There are abundant historic stories to be told and I hope you have thirty minutes to watch this one.  It is entertaining in a folksy way that true Outer Bankers will appreciate.

These are the true Aviation Pioneers of our lifetime. The First Flight Society recognizes Aviation Greats every year on Orville Wrights Birthday. I took the time to meet them and share their stories.

Pictured below are honoree’s Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan at the Man Will Never Fly Banquet.

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