Here's a Print's Not Dead extra dose from Method Mag 13.3. We got the full Production Values convo with afterhours' lensman extraordinaire Ian Post talking about his crew and what they do after hours, how little they wash their hair, how tough Yale Cousino's dad is and some other stuff, plus some videos! Check out the full Method Mag 13.3 issue online if you haven't already.
What is afterhours?
It was a travel-based snowboard video and series of web edits we put together last year, but this year we plan on working on the next stage of the project.
Who is in the crew?
John Murphy going frontside out of the slushy quarterpipe for Ian's camera and Yale's iPhone. Photo by Ben Birk
It's more of a random group of friends than anything; Yale Cousino, Riley Nickerson, Luke Haddock, & John Murphy are the most involved I'd say, but Ralph, Mindnich, Zander, Cloutier, Phil, Shaun, Wilmot, Keenan, Pooch, Daley, Deforge, Nial, Sawyer, Tyler, Ian Boll, Nic, and many more board in edits and the movie.
What do you guys tend to do after hours?
Have a good time, board, drive around, film, twist, drink up, live, etc.
Where would you guys say your base is?
Yale sending it smooth at Heavenly. Photo Ben Birk
Vermont, always. It's home for most of us and a great place to board if the snow's nice. VT's a good central location for any traveling to Quebec, NH, MA, etc. too, with everything 2-5 hours away.
What is a key thing to getting free lift passes from a resort?
A quick email to the right individual in the marketing department with an edit/ticket barter usually does the trick. Sometimes that doesn't work though and we have to get extra creative with it.Does it seem like online views are going up and purchasing movies is going down? What is the balance to be able to survive and still get noticed?
The web edits definitely receive the most exposure, but the final finished product is always the most fun to work on. We generally put out a good amount of web releases and a final encompassing movie, but I might do things a bit differently this year with a stronger focus on web videos.
How important is sound? Is a good mic necessary or is it all about the lens?
Riley Nickerson uppercuts the whole damn spot with this Muhammad Ol-lie! Photo by Chris Baldwin
Sound's almost always important, especially shooting rails and such. What you see visually is obviously more important, but a shot with no sound is almost worthless.Do you ever try to resist trends in filming or do trends exist for a good reason?
I tend to do things my own way.
Is Yale ever going to slow down?
Have you seen his dad?
Ian lurking in the trees, hunting for boarders and smokin' butts. Photo by Ben Birk
Who gets priority, the photographer or the filmer?
Yale getting tipsy on this backside 9 at Superpark. Ian must be perched filming in one of those trees. Photo by Ben Birk
We don't shoot with photogs a whole bunch, but when we do, we usually figure something out that works for all.
Favorite activity waiting for the riders to drop?
Whose hair gets washed more, yours or Luke Haddock's?
I like to shower… Haddock doesn't, enough said.
Luke Haddock whipping his greasy hair on this 50-50 bonk 450 revert. Watch his part below for the video evidence. Photo by Ben Birk
Luke Haddock's Full Part:If you had film something else to make money, what would be the least of all evils?
Where can I get the "Cross-country Snowboarding" movie?
iTunes is the best spot.
Last year was definitely more of an introduction for this year than anything. We all plan on doing some serious work this winter.
Ian's blunderbuss. Photo by Chris Baldwin
afterhours at Brighton
afterhours at Boreal
What a cute bunch. John Murphy, Yale Cousino, Luke Haddock & Ian Post. Photo by Ben Birk