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It’s been dumping in La Parva and the teams have been hard at work all week. With tomorrow’s deadline rapidly approaching, teams are getting their last shots before the final push tonight. Check out who’s been hanging around La Parva and what they’ve been up to this week!
The Eye of the Condor 2 competition was a huge success, thanks to all of our Athletes, Photographers/Videographers, Sponsors and of course, La Parva!
We asked all of the EOTC2 competitors to share their photos on Instagram with the hashtag #EOTC, here are some of the best, enjoy!
After an intense week of competition, Sony Eye of the Condor concluded Friday in spectacular fashion at the first ever iF3- La Parva in Santiago, Chile. At a crowded Mallsport, Chris Bezamat and Team Discrete took top honors in the photography category while Katy-Robin Garton and Team Icelantic took home the award for “Best Film.” The “People’s Choice” award will be voted on this week.
On the photography side of things, Chris Bezamat bested photographers Jordan Ingmire, Roberta Rebori, and Juan Luis de Heckeren with his capturing of Chilean mountain culture and his unique use of flashes. This is Bezamat’s second year competing in Eye of the Condor, and his first year taking home the win.
“Last year’s winner, Juan Luis de Heckeren, is a really talented photographer so I was pretty nervous about what team Chile was going to have- plus we didn’t see them the entire week,” said Bezamat. “But, the portrait shot I had of Rachael (Burks) and the sunset shot of Parker (Cook) were pretty strong images, so I thought I had a pretty good chance, but I definitely wasn’t sure we had it by any means.”
The most heavily contested category, the film category, came down to a tight race between Team Discrete and Team Icelantic. In the end, John Roderick and Team Discrete’s film came up one vote short to Katy-Robin Garton and Team Icelantic’s heartfelt tribute to the mountains.
“Having people appreciate the video meant so much (to us) because of everything that went into it as a team,” said Team Icelantic editor and producer Katy-Robin Garton.
“I’ve never experienced such an incredible group of women working together and it showed and that’s what carried (the film).”
The “People’s Choice” award will be presented this week through an online voting contest hosted by several websites. Sony Eye of the Condor is presented by Subaru and supported by Delta, Columbia, Smith Optics, iF3 La Parva, Skiing Magazine, Estrategia, Val di Vieso, Hyatt, and Mallsport. For more information refer to http://www.laparva.cl/eyeofthecondor/ or become a fan of Ski La Parva on Facebook.
Yup, it’s official. Icelantic and Discrete were the big winners at Sony Eye of the Condor 2. It was an extremely tight contest, and the judges took a long time to finally choose the two winners. Each team came up with unique films and photography portfolios, but in the end two stood out.
On the photography side, Chris Bezamat and team Discrete took top honors with their creative capturing of Chilean ski culture and La Parva’s unique terrain. This is Bezamat’s second year competing in Sony Eye of the Condor, and his first year taking home the top photography prize.
On the film side of things, each team produced outstanding material. From WIDSIX’s ghost story to Team Chile’s use of horses, all of the films thrived. In the end, it was Katy-Robin Garton and Team Icelantic’s heartfelt tribute to the mountains that won the judges over.
Stay tuned for a full re-cap of the event with all the full length videos and photography portfolios.
After an intense week of competition at La Parva, the photo and video submissions are starting to roll in. Competition should be tight, with each group taking their own unique approach to the competition. The judges are currently deliberating, and the awards will be announced tonight, at the first ever iF3- La Parva. Stay tuned for videos, photos, and the people’s choice award, which will be hosted on a variety of websites.
Athletes and industry leaders have arrived at La Parva, Chile, welcomed by bluebird skies and Pisco Sours. With Sony Eye of The Condor 2 fully underway, the entire mountain has been taken by storm with teams filming and shooting photos everywhere, trying to get those winning shots.
“I have been looking forward to this event since I left last year,” says professional skier Rachel Burks. “Compared to your typical skiing event where you have one day, this event takes a ton of planning on everyone’s part to utilize their time wisely and when the final videos come out, it really shows.”
The week of celebrations will culminate in the major metropolis of Santiago at the first ever iF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) La Parva. It will be a night of Ski Movies, Athlete Meet and Greets, Awards and of course a Fiesta at Mallsport.
Stay tuned for more photos and epic footage straight from the heart of the Andes.
Sony Eye of the Condor is presented by Subaru and supported by Delta, Columbia, Smith Optics, iF3 La Parva, Skiing Magazine, Estrategia, Val di Vieso, Hyatt, and Mallsport. For competition updates, stay tuned to http://www.laparva.cl/eyeofthecondor/.