What happens when you combine snowy mountain slopes, dramatic lighting, and some of the world’s greatest skiers?

A jaw-dropping performance that will leave you in awe of human creativity and audacity.

The incredible videography company Sweetgrass Productions partnered with Philips TV to create Afterglow, a spectacle of snow and color that is truly breathtaking!

In their own words…

From the depth of the creative visuals to the groundbreaking, never-been-done-before scale of the shoot, Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering. 1

Afterglow recently won “Best in Show and “Best Extreme Sports” at the New York City Drone Film Festival, and it’s not hard to see why.

Buckle up, set the video on full screen, and enjoy, because the next ten minutes is one of the most visually stunning videos we have ever found, courtesy of the incredible Sweetgrass Productions.

Making the Magic…

I’ll let you take a moment to breathe…

So, how do you pull off something like this? How about hauling massive lights up steep slopes in freezing temperatures? That is just one of the many labors of love that went into creating this beautiful piece of cinematography.

Isn’t Sweetgrass Productions incredible? We hope you enjoyed this foray into the world of snow and color! If you want to see another artist exploring art at the scale of environments, check out our article on Olafur Eliasson.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!



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  1. “Afterglow | Sweetgrass Productions.” Sweetgrass Productions. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2016. <http://www.sweetgrass-productions.com/afterglow/>.
  2. “AFTERGLOW – Full Film by Sweetgrass Productions.” Vimeo. Sweetgrass Productions, 11 Oct. 2014. Web. 09 Mar. 2016. <https://vimeo.com/108679594>.
  3. “Afterglow – Behind the Scenes by Sweetgrass Productions.” Vimeo. Sweetgrass Productions, 3 Dec. 2014. Web. 09 Mar. 2016. <https://vimeo.com/113536237>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

CEO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Since 2015, Liesl has been a writer, editor, and is now the CEO at Ever Widening Circles. She is a life-long camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often root-tripping—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV