Perfectly Imperfect | Jackson Karsteter

published May 2023 - 2,995 views

Get your late spring skiing fix with this new cut featuring Jackson Karsteter at his home mountain, Perfect North Slopes. Unfortunately, Perfect North had to close shortly after this edit was filmed because Jackson melted all the snow from his HEATERS. No, seriously, this kid is too good at rails. Watch the edit to have your mind blown

Words From Kirk Scully About Perfectly Imperfect:
When Jackson and I met earlier this year at the Sugarbush stop of the Level 1 Rail Jam series, we became fast friends. Despite the fact that I almost killed him our first day shooting together, we worked quite well together. The hopes of throwing together an edit from our weekend in January got crushed by the reality of the fact that Sugarbush had gotten hit with a ton of rain, and the Park trail was literally grass. There was barely enough snow at Sugarbush to pull off the rail jam, but alas the show went on… just not the edit. I was planning a roadtrip out to Colorado in early February, and Jackson and I threw out the idea of swinging through his home resort Perfect North in Lawrenceburg, Indiana as a mid-way point to do some filming. With no real expectation of what we would come up with and a day jam packed with virtual meetings some magic happened in front of the lens. For the first jump sequence in the edit, I was on a Microsoft Teams call filming Long Lens through the window from the lodge. After I finished, we took a few runs with the Long Lens mounted on my gimbal before switching it up. It was some of the hardest and riskiest filming I have done in a long time, but I’m really proud of the footage we got. After another quick Microsoft Teams meeting in the lodge we took some hot laps with the wide angle and man was it during these runs where I really got to understand how talented Jackson is. His athleticism and consistency made filming so engaging and fun and the energy we had going was pretty special. When the kids started showing up after the school day was over we took some fish eye laps in the rope tow mini park. The kids were on one. As the sun began to go down we started to wrap up, I packed everything up and got in my car and drove another 4 hours before stopping at a roadside motel to sleep for the night. It was just one of those days. Words cannot describe how special it was to be out there on the ski slopes again making ski videos. I have been making ski edits with my friends for over a decade, and it is single handily the reason why I even owned a camera in the first place. Since filmmaking is my full-time profession now, it was really cool to get back to my roots. I feel incredibly grateful that Jackson and I have created this friendship and cannot wait to see what we shoot next. This is only the beginning.

Film & Edit: Kirk Scully

Music:
Bathtub Love - Nikita
Kawaii (Instrumental) - BAER
Midnight Hour - Raw

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