Monday, December 28, 2009

Some words and climbs from Fred Nicole

prAna has posted the video I made about Fred Nicole. In this short piece, you can see some climbs and hear some words from the master himself. If you dig it, embed it on your blog! CORE will feature a segment with Fred, where we can learn more and see Fred's recent hybrid boulder-route in Switzerland that I filmed in November.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

BJ Tilden

I've started the edit on CORE. First up, BJ Tilden. Here's some visuals:

Sunday, December 20, 2009

PURE is now available as a digital download. I am really shocked with the quality of the download system available for the film. I was able to download the entire 2GB file in under 30 minutes to my laptop, connect it to my TV via an HDMI cable, and the film has never looked so awesome. I'm stoked and I think this is surely a model for the future. It's available RIGHT NOW!


My man and featured PURE athlete Nalle Hukkataival has been doing his thing lately, tearing through Europe and bouldering hard. Above is a pic from a recent FA, called Ninja Skills. Awesome to hear news of his recent accomplishments trickling back through the grapevine. When people see the footage of Livin Large, Nalle's recent 8C FA in South Africa, they're gonna freak.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Here's an amazing trailer.

This trailer is for a Surf movie shot on the Red One. If CORE can come close to this level of visual awesomeness then I'll be stoked.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Matt Wilder Interview

Whew. Three big interviews this week in the can, two for my new film, which I've just decided to name CORE. I did one of the big ones today, with Matt Wilder. Here's a frame from the video. Tomorrow a big edit session and a stills photo shoot in the evening, and then a weekend editing the Paul Robinson Prana piece and prepping PURE for TV broadcast. I've had one day off in the last three weeks. My eyes hurt.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Andy Mann

Today I had the chance to interview one of my good friends, Andy Mann. It was great to catch up with Andy and hear about his latest projects. I filmed a very cool sequence with him and his guitar for the new film. What else can I say? Andy is one of the coolest guys around, so I'll just leave it at that.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Paul Robinson

Today I had the chance to interview Paul Robinson for a series of videos I'm working on for prAna. Paul is one of my favorite climbers to hang out with... his positive attitude is a real pleasure to capture. And he's a kick-ass painter.

I'm really psyched with the way the video looks. Here's a couple frames.



Friday, December 11, 2009

Chevy Volt

Chevy has been running an ad campaign hyping the environmental benefits of their new Volt car, which also has a 'range-extending gas generator'. Well that's nice. But until we switch out our coal-fired power plants in favor of renewable electricity sources, it just means that if you run out of coal power, you can switch to gas. How eco-friendly.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The near future

Obviously there's a lot more to film making than the toys you use, but it's an important part of the equation, since your acquisition format has a lot to do with the overall look and the style you bring to the project as a cinematographer. As an early owner of a Red One, I'm one of the first in line for the next generation of cameras coming out from the company, and needless to say I cant wait until they are released. Shooting 20-megapixel video with 15-bit dynamic range in RAW format is on the horizon.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A few more frames from the new video

Here's a few video frames from Matt Wilder's new 5.14 trad climb on the Devils Thumb. Great to have some proper traditional climbing in the video. Over the next couple months I'll be working with Matt to capture some more stuff, but I have to say it will be hard to top this one...