NCP team member Sadie Rabener Justice has been working hard all season on her own webisode series called Secret Stash. This is probably one of the best and most fun edits we’ve seen all year. Enjoy!
How do you know when you’ve made it in the ski industry? When you hire an intern! And we at North Cascade Productions have done just that…well, he volunteered and we haven’t “made it” yet…but regardless we are stoked to welcome Ian Couch “Ian the Intern” to the NCP crew. Ian goes to school WWU and is a passionate snowboarder and photographer/filmer. We look forward to working with him this year and utilizing his film skills and journalism knowledge to create higher quality content than ever before…Not to mention we finally have someone to carry around the camera backpack!
Name, Age, DOB?
Ian Couch, 21, December 4, 1990
Ski or snowboard?
I snowboard for the most part but I ski when I’m with my little brother.
None that I’m aware of.
Favorite candy bar?
How long have you been in the Bellingham area? What’s your favorite part about living here?
This will be my fourth year in Bellingham and I love it. There’s great access to pretty much all types of outdoor recreation, good food and microbreweries, chill people. It’s like nowhere else I’ve ever been.
So, you go to school at WWU how many years have you been there? What are you studying?
This is my fourth year at WWU and I’m in the visual journalism program.
How long have you been into filming and photography? What inspired you to get into it in the first place?
I started shooting photos around seven or eight years ago and got into video around four years ago. My main inspirations were the mountains and landscapes around my hometown of Darrington, Washington.
Where do you hope to take your filming and photography?
I’m hoping to shoot outdoor and action sports professionally. Ideally, I’d like to be a staff photographer or photo editor for a ski, snowboard, or climbing magazine and freelance on the side.
We were pretty shocked and excited when we heard that you wanted to do an internship at NCP. What made you want to do this?
Shooting photos, video and snowboarding are some my greatest passions. I try to combine them any time I’m on the mountain by shooting with friends or random people I see on the hill. I wanted to take this to the next level and shoot on a consistent basis with people who are as passionate about shredding and generating ski and snowboard media as I am.
Do you think you’re prepared to handle all the fame and glory that comes with working with us? Haha
Definitely, let’s make it rain!
How about all the hazing and pranks? You are an intern after all! Haha
So far so good, guess we’ll see what the future brings!
What do you hope to learn working with us?
I’m hoping to learn more about shooting in mountain and backcountry environments and obviously the process of shooting and editing for ski-specific videos. I’m also excited to get more of an insider’s perspective on the ski-media industry that I’ve admired for so long.
Famous last words?
“That line doesn’t look dicey at all.”
The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer. The trees are changing colors and their leaves are falling. Ski magazines are arriving in the mail, you need need to wear an extra layer outside and your mind begins to wonder…It wonders easily and often. While you’re driving or while you’re at school or work. It wonders off to pow filled trees, steep lines in the backcountry, a perfectly sculpted jump, endless pillow lines, smiles, high fives, cold faces, early mornings, late nights bragging with friends, tired legs, and warm fires. You find yourself checking the snow report hourly and watching ski movies late into the night. All this happens because winter is coming. And you know it won’t be long until those day dreams become a reality and you’re back doing what you love.