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Chandler Kauffman
NYC/LA
Director, Producer, Cinematographer
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After a year of borrowing underwater housings for my cameras from friends and rental houses it was time to buy my own. Getting in and out of the water with waves crashing and good deal of large rocks hidden right below the surface necessitated something rugged as well as waterproof... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at The Skisherman
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The Skisherman will be having its east coast premiere this weekend at the 10th annual Coney Island Film Festival on Sunday 9/26 at 3pm. Tickets and info available here. Great screening at Big Bear Film Fest, saw some cool films and was especially impressed with the other short docs I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at The Skisherman
If you happen to be near gorgeous Big Bear Lake this weekend, perhaps waiting for ski season to begin or stalking the woods in search of the chupacabra, come on by for a screening of The Skisherman at the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at The Skisherman
The Skisherman will be screening in the Mile High City as part of the 33rd annual Starz Denver Film Festival November 3-14th. This is a great opportunity Starz Denver has a stellar reputation. From Gloria Campbell the Shorts Curator: "Congratulations on finding such an unusual subject. I see LOTS of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at The Skisherman
A bunch of upcoming screenings this fall! The Skisherman has been selected for the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival in California, Topanga Film Festival also in Cali, and the Vancouver International Film Festival. I'm excited not only for the screening but to get to check these places out Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at The Skisherman
The Wall Street Journal, about as unlikely a newspaper to take an interest in Skishing as there is (discounting Cat Fancy's exhaustive coverage last year) published an interesting piece featuring interviews with Paul Melnyk and Frank. NPR's Frank James repeated the story on The Two Way blog, albeit with a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at The Skisherman
The Los Angeles International Film Festival just gave The Skisherman Honorable Mention in this year's shorts competition Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2010 at The Skisherman
The Skisherman won the documentary competition at this years Film Series at Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in LA. What an honor, Editor Aaron Mathes and I were pretty floored! Met the judges who gave great encouragement to keep shooting and expanding the project, amongst them was cinematographer Amy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at The Skisherman
The Skisherman has its first public screening tomorrow at Paramount Studio as part of the Film Series at Cine Gear Expo. If you’re in LA, come on down and check it out! It's showing in screening room 5 at 4:25pm Thursday June 3rd Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at The Skisherman
I was super excited when I found out The Skisherman got into the Film Series at Cine Gear Expo. When I saw that I had 5 business days to get them everything, my reaction was more along the lines of “oh sh$t.” Being busy with the ongoing shooting for this... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at The Skisherman
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Hard to believe but it’s been a year since we started shooting. Since then I’ve been out in 30 degree water where I saw sea water ice flows and seals (apparently they’re vicious), Frank get struck by lightning (more on that later, but he’s fine now) and spent A LOT... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at The Skisherman
Wow! Just found out The Skisherman got into its first festival; the Film Series at Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in LA. Really excited, we are one of three docs selected. The screenings happen during what is essentially a huge trade show with tons of film equipment manufacturers and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at The Skisherman
Frank’s 13 year old son Evan shares his father’s tendency for high intensity hobbies. Mellow and soft spoke in comparison to Frank; you would never know it watching Evan shred the dirt bike course and get some serious air over moguls. I went out with them and shot for the... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at The Skisherman
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On our way out to Montauk for Paul Melnyk’s birthday skishing expedition, Frank got a call from Melnyk; the tides had changed and any early season fish worth catching would be no shows. They decided on a rain date, which literally meant waiting until the next storm to swim out.... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at The Skisherman
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An unexpected shoot popped up for this Wednesday night. Frank and legendary Montauk fisherman Paul Melnyk are doing some early season skishing to celebrate Paul's birthday. Paul, who appears in our short, taught Frank the fine art of skishing, and although Paul denies it he is considered by many to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at The Skisherman
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Apr 29, 2010
The Skisherman short film from Chandler Kauffman on Vimeo. Welcome to the official website of The Skisherman, an ongoing documentary film project about an unusual and dangerous form of fishing and the characters who practice it in the waters off of Montauk, NY. The film follows Frank Blasko, a man... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at The Skisherman
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