In Episode 1, Gigi Rüf distilled a decade’s worth of steez into under 90 seconds of method air madness. In the second instalment of this new eight-part series from Pirate Movie Production, it’s time for Pirate co-founder and head filmer Flo Eckhardt to dig deep into his memory bank, and share some of his favourite moments from two decades in the snowboard movie-making biz.
Filmer Flo’s favourite moments
Flo Eckhardt is the unsung hero of the Pirate crew: he’s their principal filmer, a self-taught cinematographer with one of the best eyes for a shot in the business. A Pirate since day one, Flo is one of the quietest and humblest guys you’ll ever meet, and hates being interviewed almost as much as he loves snowboarding without a pack strapped to his back. Here, we managed to get Flo in front of the camera long enough to share his best moments from a career dedicated to capturing the magic of snowboarding.
From long sunny days spent shooting skits in full pirate mode, to hanging out of rusty Soviet-era military helicopters in Kamchatka, these are Flo’s favourite five moments…