Our long-held dream of creating a live performance of The Dirtbag Diaries came true this spring at the 5Point Film Festival. We interviewed filmmakers and people who were in films and let the conversation flow as though we were sitting on the truck tailgate. If you haven’t listened to the previous episode, check out the stories from Baybe Champ and Frank Smethhurst. Today we present the stories of the folks behind the camera. A surf photographer who created a viral video sensation that simultaneously radiates sadness and joy. And a young filmmaker who draws a connecting line between skiing and art. The audience has settled into their seats and the mics are on. Mickey Smith and Nick Waggoner join us on stage. Welcome to the 5Point Film Festival. –Fitz Cahall, creator/host of The Dirtbag Diaries
Listen to “Live from 5Point Volume 2”
(41:19 – right-click to download MP3)
Now that you’ve heard their stories, check out the work of Mickey and Nick. [Update 6/9/11: Embedded the videos after the jump.]
[On the Road with Solitaire Episode IV: Low Tide a monthly video series from Nick Waggoner and Sweetgrass Productions. Visit the Sweetgrass Store to order Nick’s previous films, Signatures and Hand Cut, on DVD.]
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