Zac Moxley is a young cinematographer based in Whistler, British Columbia and spends the his time skiing Whistler Blackcomb and shooting video under the name DownToFilm (aka DTF). I had the chance to catch up with Zac and ask him a few questions about himself and his video work. Behind The Lens | Zac Moxley is DownToFilm | Unofficial Networks

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Zac Moxley is a young cinematographer based in Whistler, British Columbia and spends the his time skiing Whistler Blackcomb and shooting video under the name DownToFilm (aka DTF). I had the chance to catch up with Zac and ask him a few questions about himself and his video work.

 2011 Ski Cinematography Reel by DownToFilm

UO: Hey Zac! Let’s start this out like they always do. Tell me your name, age, and where you live.

DTF: Hi! My name is Zachary Moxley and I am a 15 year old cinematographer from Whistler BC.

UO: You’re only 15 and you put out some high quality videos. How long have you been shooting for? How did you start?

DTF: Well, I have been filming for about 3 years now. Getting into was kind of random, I grabbed my mom’s camera one day because one of my friends wanted a sponsor video, it all kind of fell into place after that.

UO: You’re known as a ski cinematographer, but what else do you like to shoot?

DTF: During the summer I try to get out and shoot things such as biking and skateboarding, I plan on shooting much more this coming summer such as wakeboarding, nature and weddings.

Zac Moxley of DownToFilm gets the shot at WhistlerBlackcomb. Photo: Patrick Hui

UO: Being in high school, how do you balance school, filming, and skiing for yourself?

DTF: I have been lucky enough to only have 1 academic course this semester so it has been very easy to balance. Next semester could be a challenge though (laughs).

UO: What are your plans when you have finished high school?

DTF: After high school I plan on continuing my film career maybe moving a little towards the production of feature films.

 DownToFilm’s most recent video “Nice To Meet You”

UO: Have you had any chances to work with any crews in Whistler for other video projects?

DTF: Last year I had the chance to get a few of my shots in some movies such as Voleurz “That’s Fine” and PYP’s “Amateur Hour”. That was really cool to see my footage on the big screen, hopefully it will happen again sometimes soon.

UO: That’s really cool! Speaking of ski films what is you’ve favourite all time ski film(s)?

DTF: I have to say, Eye trip & EDIAS take the cake for that one.

UO: Good call, both amazing videos both shredding and cinematography!

        What is your current shooting set up?

DTF: Canon 60d, Canon 24-105 4L, Tokina 11-16 2.8, Glidecam 2000HD, Rode Videomic, F-Stop backpack

UO: What is you’re favourite edit you have made so far?

DTF: The Boville edit.

UO: Do you spend more time skiing or more time shooting?

DTF: Last year I would be up there with my camera almost everyday. This year I decided to film less and ski more.

UO: No complaints there, you’re still pumping out the goods!

If you could go anywhere to shoot skiing and shoot any pro skier you wanted, who would it be?

DTF: I would definitely go with Dane Tudor and shoot some Japan powder, looks amazing, would definitely get some epic shots.

UO: Good answer!

       Any shout outs?

DTF: Kenyon Labs, F-stop, My mom!

UO: Thanks for your time!

DTF: Thanks man!

 

You can check out more of DownToFilm and follow them through the season at the DownToFilm Facebook Page and Down2film.com!

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