On Film In Print

On Film In Print

by Warren Miller

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Overview

Warren has been skiing and filming since 1937 and has spent most of the last fifty years on the road with his camera, skis, boats, and windsurfers, while chasing freedom, finding it, filming it, or writing about it. This is a collection of almost fifty short stories about his unusual lifestyle while traveling the world form New Zealand to Zermatt, from Malibu to Maui and a lot of other places in between.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013397347
Publisher: Warren Miller Company
Publication date: 09/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 271
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Warren Miller is an American ski and snowboarding filmmaker. He is the founder of Warren Miller Films and produced, directed and narrated his films until 1988. His credits include over 750 sports films, several books and hundreds of published non-fiction stories. His annual films on skiing and other outdoor sports are renowned for their stunning photography, witty narrative humor, and the impressive talents of athletes. He has received wide acclaim for his promotion of the sport of modern skiing through his films spanning over 60 years and is an iconic figure in action sports filmmaking.Warren was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and as a young man he took up the hobbies of skiing, surfing, and photography. At the age of 18, with the U.S. ten months into World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1946 he bought his first 8mm movie camera. He and a friend moved to Sun Valley, Idaho where they camped in the parking lot of the Sun Valley ski resort, living out of a teardrop trailer and earning money as ski instructors. In their free time, they would film each other skiing to critique and improve their ski techniques. During the summers they shifted to the California coast where they filmed each other surfing.Warren would often show his skiing and surfing films to friends, making jokes about their exploits throughout the showing of the film. When he began to receive invitations to show and narrate his films at parties, it occurred to him that he could turn this hobby into a business. In 1949, Miller founded Warren Miller Films and began a long-standing tradition of producing one feature-length ski film per year. He rented out halls and theaters, usually with borrowed money, and charged admission to his shows. He booked show halls near ski resorts so that he could film the next year's footage during the day, and show the current film in the evening. Before long he was showing his films in 130 cities a year.Miller continued to head the company both creatively and executively until the late 1980s when he sold the company. The company still produces a new film every year, however Miller himself has not been actively involved since 2004.Warren Miller currently resides with his wife, Laurie, on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands north of Seattle, Washington. Through Warren Miller Company and the Warren Miller Freedom Foundation, he remains an active writer, artist, philanthropist, and luminary.

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