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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hueco with Matt Wilder


I have just returned from Hueco Tanks where I spent a week following the efforts of Matt Wilder (OMFG I totally got his autograph) to establish a new first ascent in the heart of West Mountain. After four days of effort the project eventually went and I was able to cover the whole FA with a single, 15-foot camera move. Matt's approach to projecting a difficult boulder was great to watch and needless to say the climb is of high quality and great difficulty. Here's a frame from the video.


Matt Wilder, FA, Bandersnatch

On my way back to Golden I stopped off and visited Michael Clark, who has a new book out on adventure photography. Michael has been a great source of advice for many photographers including myself. On my way out Michael bought me breakfast at the Flying Tortilla and gave me a D700 with a massive new lens (the Nikon 24 - 70 f2.8) that I can shoot stills with and also use on my Red One. If you ever meet him on the road just ask for a free camera and he'll probably give you one.

I'm quite psyched to continue the edit on CORE and get it out as soon as possible. It's looking like it's just a couple months from completion at this point.

Cheers,
Chuck

8 comments:

Weldon said...
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chuffer said...

I know it is a bit of an illusion, but it seems you are always traveling and filming. Where do you find the time to edit? Do you ever sleep?

Keep up the good work!

Movecrafter said...

Thanks Chuff. I do sleep a bit, but I work and travel more than I probably should...

J V said...

Nice.

joe said...

"...gave me a D700 with a massive new lens (the Nikon 24 - 70 f2.8) that I can shoot stills with and also use on my Red One."

What is the point of shooting with a Red if you're using SLR lenses? You might as well be shooting with the D700. You need cine-style lenses with that camera, my man, and an AC who can pull focus...

Movecrafter said...

Hey Joe. If you want to come out and jug 200' of static line with a full set of Zeiss Superspeeds or Arri Ultraprimes you're more than welcome.

joe said...

boils down to experience I guess.

here ya go...

http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20437

my favorite quote from this thread:

"...cine lens are a different story. Still lenses cannot sustitute them very succesfully except in some particular situations (like a sudden state of poverty)."

Movecrafter said...

Way to keep it anonymous. It adds tremendous credability.