Maneuvers - Vimeo Staff Pick!

Maneuvers - Vimeo Staff Pick!

Professional skier, filmmaker, musician, and artist Sami Ortlieb has left his mark on a number of Level 1's films over the years, including 2019’s Romance, where his standout segment combining ski action and animation blew minds. “Maneuvers (Manöver)” has since been featured in a number of film festivals and has now been bestowed with the honor of a Vimeo Staff Pick!



Along with cinematographer Robin Lee and skiers Rob Heule, Remco Kayser, Dane Kirk, and Andrin Tgetgel, Sami spent months scouting locations, shoveling snow, stacking logs, and logging a staggering amount of clips. Read up on Sami’s inspiration, process, and the heavy lifting done in post production to bring his vision to life on the Vimeo blog.


Ever wondered how Manöver was made?

"Maneuvers (Manöver)" is an experimental animation film combining skiing with stop-motion animation. Take a look at the behind the scenes.


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