MSP - made amazing movies back in the day, SM2 and Sm3 are still some of my all time favorite ski movies. Recently, they suck, havent made a decent movie since SM3. yearbook was ok I guess, but still, MSP recently = poop.
L1P - Berman has come a long way in the last few years, High 5 put this company in my top 3 favorite right now. I like the spirit and the emotion thats in each film, High 5 felt so 'happy' that I cant stop loving it.
TGR - Ehh... that sums up my opinion of these guys. While they produce sick shots, they get too much into the lifestyle for me, and each film seems like its has some weird living life message. Also, theres something about the filters they use thats also kinda odd. They do have some very sick shots though, I wish I liked the editing better. Also, Micah Black's commentaries and interviews get annoying.
PBP - Decesare has been rocking my ski world with his films since Propaganda, and I love the solid style and sick shots in each film. I like that he doesnt try to make his films anything weird or special: they're always solid, straight up good ski movies.
Kris Ostness - I loved Tee-Time and Flying Circus, these films epitomized the crazyness and insanity that skiers have. Giant gaps and hige tricks were the staple of these films, and always kept my jaw nailed to the floor. When Ostness came out with TBC after a long hiatus, I immediatly loved it. Although the tricks have changed over the years, each shot is still crazy. I love the filter on this, it reminds me of some snowboard movies I've seen in the last few years. If anyone wanted to know what newschool skiing was, I would show them this movie. Ostness is definently at the top of my filmmaker list right now, and I hope more movies come out in the next few years. A little dash of oldschool might be what our sport needs right now (besides, who doesnt want to see some guy try and backflip a 140' gap?).
"What if the hokey pokey really is whats its all about?"