The video shown below according to Lib Tech (Travis Rice’s board sponsor) is “from day 723 of production aptly called “Day 723″; It’s a quick look back on the adventure so far, a double back rodeo down memory lane if you will”.
Has Brain Farm really spent 723 days filming this video or the entire series, if so that has to come at a hefty cost to Red Bull which has heavily sponsored/released the shooting and production of these movies in the past. And with that brings us to the rumor currently floating around the industry. Keep in mind this is my blog before you start sending me death threats and getting your panties all up in a bunch. It’s just snowboarding after all..
Is Brain Farm Out of Business After the Fourth Phase?
Rumor has it that Red Bull audited Jackson, WY based Brain Farm Cinemas which was apparently spending Red Bull’s money as fast as black Americans are being thrown out of Donald Trump rallies. Yea I just went there, but you get the point right.
How Much Do Helicopters cost to rent?
Helicopter tach hour meters are known to run credit card bill into dept quickly. Last time I was in Haines, Alaska the going rate was around $4,000 an hour for the heli. In Telluride, Helitrax Heli Skiing offers filming rates at $5200 an hour with a 2 hour minimum.
With the numbers above you can begin to see how a project like this can get expensive quickly. Now I don’t believe Brain Farm has their own Heli, odds are the ones you see in the videos are actually just wrapped in a giant sticker. With that comes another added cost.
When you combine the heli cost mentioned alone with the big trucks, snowmobiles and all the other toys cameras and gear this crew is routinely rolling around town with one starts to wonder just how much money can be generated from a snowboard movie anyways? Is it enough to pay for these guys to film for 723…
Is Brain Farm Shutting Down after the Fourth Phase? We shall see.