In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about Earnest, and riding a pennyfarthing down a mild incline. Today's Groupon would shock such staid sensibilities: for $20, you get a three-day screening pass (up to a $40 value) to the GoPro X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival. The pass allows entrance to 26 screenings from January 22–24.
X-Dance, sponsored by Skullcandy, is a four-day celebration of adrenaline in its cinematic form, showcasing incredible film footage of action aficionados as they conquer the elements aboard bikes, boards, and skis. Cypher Vision meticulously documents the wave-wrassling abilities of the world's best surfers with an innovative camera capable of shooting 1,000 frames per second and getting very wet. Other equally kinetic films shine a spotlight on record-breaking free skier Grete Eliassen, speedy snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and motocross stunt specialist Robbie Maddison. Many of these daredevils will be on hand to answer questions after their films are shown. Passholders also get to attend FirstCom's music-licensing panel, which will show aspiring filmmakers how to access FirstCom’s massive catalog of licensed tunes so that their awe-inspiring base-jumping footage can be scored to something more extreme than “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”
- A respected platform to elevate the filmmaking in this genre to new heights. – Jill Adler, OnTheSnow
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