'Lost in a Skier's Dream' Is a Gorgeous Film About Being Alone in Nature's Beauty

Even if you hate the cold and snow, spending time in an isolated winter landscape is a truly wonderful experience. "Lost in a Skier's Dream" captures that feeling in all its glory.

Created by WhiteHearts, this short film explores the value of finding seclusion in untouched landscapes in a world in which that's increasingly difficult to do. Filmed in Bakhmaro, Georgia, which sits at 2,000 meters, the filmmakers note that the village becomes effectively isolated from the world from October to May, when extremely heavy snowfall and a lack of proper clearing equipment make the 15-kilometer road leading to the village impassable. 

In times like these, in which man dominates nature so heavily, untouched wilderness and loneliness are more and more rare. Thus, the true value of freeriding also vanishes. In times like these, real adventures threaten to be replaced by virtual experiences in front of computer and TV displays. But they still exist — the magical places.

I found the film particularly notable for its apt and fluid use of a variety of techniques and shots: time-lapses with movement, drone shots, traditional follow shots, and more, all of which come together to recreate the world and the experience. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Needs different music. That kind of music is not one that would associate with creating a feeling of seclusion.

Bit painful to listen to the music..the drone shots are fast becoming hackneyed..not as especially good winter or ski video..it's a tough thing to top what's been done

I thought it was pretty good.

Recommendation: mute to watch