Independent Filmmaker Rick Moulton '64 Speaks at Eaglebrook
The community welcomed independent filmmaker and Vermont native Rick Moulton ’64 back to Eaglebrook for the second in the Hilly Chase Speaker Series of the Centennial Year. Rick – inspired by the “father of Eaglebrook skiing” Roger Langely – has been a pioneer in the independent ski film industry. Roger Langely was a faculty member when the school first opened and he is credited for, among many other accomplishments in the skiing world, starting the Eaglebrook ski program.
Rick has been directing, producing, and editing his own films since 1972, and he has received numerous awards for his projects. Specializing in ski industry filmmaking, one of Rick’s most famous pieces of work is the Legends of American Skiing, which was nationally released on PBS. Rick also has vast archival experience, as he coordinated the Care Collection for the New York Public Library, as well as a film archive for the National Ski Hall of Fame.
Rick introduced and showed clips from his various projects including his most recent film, Voice of America. In what was a highlight for a few faculty members in the audience, his Passion for Snow project features fellow Brookie Sam Von Trapp ’87. Rick also captivated the audience with scenes from Legends of American Skiing, Ski Sentinels, and Thrills and Spills in the North Country to name a few.
Before answering questions from the audience, Rick told students, “Look at the person next to you, and think about how you may remain friends 60 years to this day.” Following his presentation, Rick sat down with Lucian K. ’22 for the second episode of “A View from the Hill,” the official podcast of Eaglebrook School. The episode will be released soon on the School’s podcast webpage.