Friday, December 17, 2010

Leftover goodies

I've slowly been filtering through all of the random, unused, leftover footage on my computer from last winter, and I managed to put together a little edit of some of the more memorable shots.  It's not much, but is a good reminder of lot's of on snow fun from last winter and is maybe a sneak of what to look for more of this year.  I hope it provides a little entertainment and the fact that it is mostly POV footage doesn't make it too disorienting to watch.

Leftovers from Carston Oliver on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Less than a month ago, it was still more or less summer- the sun was shining and I was riding my bike everyday... that however, changed very quickly.  One night the weather in Utah decided it was time for winter, flipped the switch, and it has been puking snow almost nonstop ever since.  We just barely finished up the month of November, and already have a 64" settled base and a 140" of total snowfall for the season.  The snow has finally taken a break for a couple days, and I am finally catching my breath from the extended powder feeding frenzy.  Here are a few photos from the Turkey Day weekend to recap the gluttonous gobbling of frozen fluffy stuff from the sky:
Fresh turns at sunrise on a Thanksgiving tour.
Photo by Jay Beyer

Preparing for Thanksgiving dinner by skiing myself into a nice caloric deficit.
Photo By Jay Beyer

Hiking for some leftover goodies at Brighton with Eric Balken
Photo by Chris "Shifty" Shifrar

It's nice to be able to get a healthy bit of space between your skis and the snow before December.
Photo by Chris "Shifty" Shifrar

Early season Brighton pillows
Photo by Chris "Shifty" Shifrar

Friday, October 29, 2010


So, this past summer I spent a month down in Argentina hiking around and skiing with the guys from Sweetgrass Productions for their new film, "Los Andes."

I finally managed to take a look at the small amount of POV footage that I collected myself on the trip and make a micro edit out of it.  For some reason I only remembered to both charge and turn on my camera a couple of times during the trip... I know it's not much and it's a little late, but hopefully it is somewhat entertaining, and only mildly dizzying. Enjoy!

A Taste of Argentina from Carston Oliver on Vimeo.

Thanks go out to the whole crew I went down there with and all the friends I met along the way.  It was truly an incredible experience, and I hope to go back soon.  A couple photos from the trip can be seen in a small gallery over on Skiing Mag

Photo by Michael Brown

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

City Bikin'

I have started to filter through the piles of random GoPro footage that I have accumulated over the last year, and make some mini edits from it, simply to satisfy occasional boredom and brush up my video editing skills (or lack there-of).  Here is a little compilation of many of the random hits, jumps, ledges, etc. that tend to distract and entertain me while I am running errands or otherwise biking around town.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Group Home

I'm going to be involved in a cool, low pressure, collaborative video project with a bunch of friends this winter under the title, GroupHome.  The whole thing is being spearheaded by Shayne Metos, and he just had a little interview on BroBomb to introduce the project. check it

 Oh, and here's his little edit that started it all... It was made on a trip that Shayne took up to Hood with the Surface/Joystick boys earlier this summer.

GroupHome Does Windells from Shayne Metos on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hi There Interwebz

I didn't really think that I would ever actually start blogging, as I'm not sure who would really be that interested, but here I am.  We'll see where this goes, and hopefully it will provide some sort of entertainment for somebody out there.

I guess I'll start it out with a photo shot by Steve Lloyd that ran as a full spread in Bike Magazine's most recent issue, the Photo Annual.  It's old news to some, but I was in the southern hemisphere when the issue was released, so I just saw it for the first time last week.

Strong work behind the lens by Steve Lloyd, all I had to do was wait for the sun to come out, then ride this spine.