Archive for February, 2011|
26 Feb 11
BBC Ski Sunday features the Freeride World Tour
Ed Leigh and Graham Bell feature freeriding and the St Moritz event in their Ski Sunday program.
Follow this link to check it out:
23 Feb 11
Muse of Fire
My friends Dan Poole and Giles Terera have been working on this documentary now for a couple of years. It is all about how an actor goes about delivering the words of the great bard, Shakespeare. They have interviewed some amazing actors including Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Alan Cumming, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Earl Jones and many others. They have done this all themselves, completely self-funded and along the way I have helped them out by filming and lighting interviews for them. Check out their homepage: http://www.museoffirefilm.co.uk
Here is a trailer for the film which now needs financial backing to get its cinematic edit (hint hint):
22 Feb 11
Hochfugen Freeride World Tour
The girls tour and men’s qualifying tour stopped in Hochfugen in the Tirol area of Austria a fortnight ago. I worked with a local Austrian crew to film the event and I put together this video of the competition (see below). The snow was pretty good considering we have had so little just lately in Europe but unfortunately a strong Fohn wind blew through the night before and made snow conditions on the face pretty hit and miss.
The event was very well organised and thankfully for the crew, it was pretty easy to lug our gear to our camera positions. The long lenses struggled with the force of the wind and really took a hiding, making it pretty hard for the operators to keep the shots steady in their exposed positions.
The level of riding was strong particularly from the men’s qualifiers and the women’s ski category (the qualifying men’ series and the women’s Freeride World Tour overlap for several events). To stand on some of those faces and find your way down safely let alone pick a spectacular line and jumps is pretty hardcore – my respect to all the riders for putting on a great show. The after party was pretty good too!
I am in Taos, New Mexico for the next event which should be a cracker. I am really looking forward to seeing New Mexico and hopefully getting a little bit of fresh powder in whilst I am there!http://www.vimeo.com/20141196
22 Feb 11
Camera Corps on Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel have made a program about Camera Corps who I do a lot of work with. They design, build and operate remote heads and cameras, high speed tracking systems and some really clever mini cams. The film uses some photos I took of one of our climbers, Danny, at the World Cup in South Africa doing some impressive camera rigging whilst suspended from the roof of a stadium.
Follow the link: http://watch.discoverychannel.ca/#clip415790
The photo below I took at the Beijing Olympics. In the middle right you can see one of Camera Corps’ remote heads/cameras watching the bar. This camera can be panned,tilted, zoomed and focused remotely by an operator from the sidelines.