Monday, December 19, 2011
I think I worked harder on this project than anything else in 2011, the road to sustainability is certainly complicated and hard to communicate. After working with TNF on an athlete level for the last 6 years it was an honor to go deep behind the scenes and learn about these important initiatives in this way. As always, thanks for checking it out! ~reo
Sunday, December 18, 2011
After managing to climb the unclimbed north Dragons's Horn, we rested for a few days and then headed up for a new route on the steeper and more impressive South Dragon's Horn. Follow Lucho and I as we establish one of the Best Climbs of Our Lives!
Big Thanks to Tanoshi Lodge for feeding us and housing us during the adventure.
If you find our adventure compelling or entertaining, please donate even just a dollar in the name of our climb to Big City Mountaineers, so that urban teens can get the chance the get out on their first wilderness adventures! GO TO SUMMIT FOR SOMEONE TO DONATE!!!!
Special thanks to The North Face who is matching dollar for dollar the first 4000 we can raise for Big City Mountaineers, and Five Ten, Blue Water Ropes, Clif Bar, Backcountry.com, and Black Diamond for their additional support.
Hopefully you are inspired to get after an adventurous dream of your own creation. Much Love for the Journey!
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Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
This past Spring Camp 4 embarked on one of our biggest projects to date — documenting a ski mountaineering trip deep into the Tetons Range in Wyoming, in hopes of gathering enough high quality footage to produce a :30 television commercial for The North Face. Our goal was to be ‘light and fast’ but still capture the highest quality content possible.
This video is the first of a three part Behind the Scenes series that we’ve dubbed ‘tested. proven'. Jimmy Chin Tim Kemple and myself each respectively talk about the 3 part process of production, shoot and edit...part 2 on Monday!
Thanks for checking it out!! ~reo
You can view the finished commercial currently airing on national television here
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
After a whirlwind three day travel sequence Lucho and I found ourselves on Tioman Island staring up at the mythical "Dragon's Horns." It was hard to believe that only one of the huge jungle spires had been climbed...until we started the approach...then it made more sense. But after some epic jungle bushwhacking which culminated with me being attacked by giant hummingbird sized wasps, we somehow managed to find our way to the base, and miraculously summited the unclimbed Dragon's Horn on our first full day on the island. The route "Tanoshi Buttress" was a classic 5.10x adventurefest!!! We topped out at night and endured a shiver bivy until about two a.m. when an an impending lightning storm encouraged us to rappel at night. I hope this short video captures some of the magic of our Experience.
We are raising money in the name of our climb for Big City Mountaineers, an awesome program that gets under resourced teens into the wilderness. Programs like these are close to mine and Lucho's hearts and we'd really appreciate even a couple dollars donated in our names.... find out more at SUMMIT FOR SOMEONE
Special Thanks to the folks at Tanoshi Lodge for making our stay a stylish one.
MAJOR PROPS to The North Face for matching the first four grand that Lucho and I can raise for Big City Mountaineers!
Also huge love to Five Ten, BlueWater Ropes, Clif Bar, BackCountry.com, and Black Diamond who helped to make this trip a reality!
We brought two cameras up the climb with us, a tm900 and a gh2, and I shot some of the timelapses with my 5dii. Hopefully you like my edit and original music. Read more...
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Although I was still injured during this expedition, it was an honor to get a chance to tell the story and live vicariously through the footy during my recovery. With eight characters and lots of possible story-lines it was one the most challenging pieces I have worked on to date!
We are lucky to be able to share it this way, it's true 'experiment' for in terms of how how many people will have the attention span to watch the whole thing online :) Hopefully it does well, so we can keep it coming! Thanks for watching, ~renan
a CAMP 4 COLLECTIVE production
Director : Jimmy Chin
Cinematographers : Jimmy Chin, Matt Irving, Adam Clark
Editor: Renan Ozturk
Motion Graphics: Barry Thompson, Eric Bucy, Mary Blumen
Additional Media: Teton Gravity Research, Absinthe Films, Colby Coombs, Renan Ozturk
Color: Anson Fogel
music in order of appearance:
Song: Night Vision
Song: Never Mess With Sunday
Sun Wukong Project
Song: Clear Puzzles in Mjet
Song: Like Waves Of The Sea
Song: The Valley
The Damn Sons
Song: Who Wants More
Song: Digital Cliffs
My Intention (Yppah Remix Instrumental)
Song: Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Although it was a only a 30 spot it was a pretty epic project with over 2TB of footage to work with. We are psyched to be able to utilize some of the out-takes in this behind the scenes piece. Considering this was the project that almost killed Jimmy Chin and myself last spring, it feels really good to have it finally have it all see the light of day!! warmest regards, ~reo
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Sorry for the lack of posts, its been a crazy last few months on expedition in the Indian Himalaya and then directly back into full on editing mode on this wild Denali expedition edit. I promise I will catch you all up with the inside info on the Meru expedition as well as keep the posting a bit more regular :) For now please enjoy the teaser for THE DENALI EXPERIMENT. I will post the full 15 minute feature here next Monday! Thanks so much for watching, ~renan
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Pleas visit The Stone Nudes Website to learn more.
Monday, September 5, 2011
A 19min short film detailing our 2008 attempt on the same objective...
Monday, August 22, 2011
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
This piece is comprised of some of the attempts Zack Smith , Freddie Wilkinson and myself have put into the 'Tooth Traverse' of the Ruth Gorge, AK.
There has been a log going on surrounding our adventures: The 1st attempt was heavily embarked upon only days after the memorial for the deaths of our close friends vimeo.com/5065432, the 2nd attempt ended with helping with body recoveries of other climbers in the gorge and the just before our proposed launch day this past spring I almost died in a skiing accident.
Beyond the allure of enchaining one of the most iconic [& untrodden] skylines in NA the Tooth Traverse has come to represent so much more than that to us. With my healing going well and the inspiration (and angst) greater than ever we are planning another attempt in the NEAR future.
I see the eventual story breaching some pretty heavy topics involved in alpine climbing: sponsored vs. non-sponsored expeditions, dealing with death and the effect tackling dangerous objectives has on friends/family.
At any rate here is a little window into our work in progress. ~reo
Sunday, July 24, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
This past weekend a number of our films graced the the big screen at the amazing Telluride Mountain Film Festival. Situated deep in the mountain of Colorado this festival is one of the most recognized on the planet for bringing stories of postive change for the planet to thier audience. It is always a big energy boost to attend and a huge honor to have our expedition stories screen in the same group as films that tackle huge political, social and environmental issues. The TNF line-up of films included COLD (Forge Motion Pictures), TOWERS OF THE ENNEDI (Camp 4 Colective), DOWN OUT AND UNDER (Sender Films) and ON ASSIGNMENT (Camp 4 Collective).
As an athlete and filmmaker there is nothing more exciting (and scary!) than to be able to premier your work in front of a packed theatre of liked minded people hungry to absorb the adventure. Being able to see peoples reaction in real time and answer question on stage is one the most powerful ways I can imagine to share stories. For me, this realization of the power of film really stemmed from this particular festival in 2009 when Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and myself premiered SAMSARA and it took the Charlie Fowler Climbing film award.
I'm so proud to report that the TNF film hightlighting the historic ascent of G2, which is a very real and visceral depiction of what it is like to undergoe climbing a 8000M peak in winter won the Charlie Fowler Climbing Film award. Furthermore our film "Towers of the Ennedi" recieved a honorable mention in this catagory and was also nominated for the cinematograpy award. Athough I'm not much of a competive person it is always a bit nerve racking to attend the award ceremony and see how your peers, mentors and audieneces judge your art of storytelling. In the end it is all about all those special intactions you have throughout with event with the amazing people that inpsire you to take action to keep sharing & creating positive change for the planet! Thanks for reading and hope to see you all at the next T-Ride Mtn Film Fest :) Cheers, ~renan Read more...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tim, Jimmy and I all have a lot of experience in expedition storytelling from the high himalaya to the jungles of Borneo but this trip redefined 'remote' for all of us. We were so psyched to collectively push our gear and creativity with our athlete friends at TNF.
Besides the knife fights with the locals and a few lenses lost to the sand things went pretty smooth. We were able to run our entire work flow without a generator using goalzero solar and battery setups. It was also our first time shooting the motion time-lapse setup on the kessler pocket dolly which was the secret weapon in so many ways.
A director's cut of the final film "Towers of the Ennedi" will screen at 5point at the end of April before the full premier at Mountain Film at the end of May!
Thanks for checking out this tid-bit. Cheers from the c-collar ~reo
Computer Vs Banjo
"Give Up On Ghosts"
"For My Corpse" Read more...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
At any rate, make sure you have solid 12 minutes to sit down and enjoy this cut of the Chad story. Thanks for taking the time to check it out, lots of love has gone into this edit so far. Cheers, ~reo
Sunday, April 10, 2011
In my case it all came to a halt last week in Jackson, Wy during a C4C/TGR collaboration that was supposed to follow big mountain riders into the Grand Teton National Park. During a pre-production shoot at the JH resort to capture b-roll on mellow terrain I caught an edge with to much speed just above a cliff band. What would have been a normal little fall turned into full on nightmare. My arms pinwheeled in the air fighting for life before the inevitable impact into the rock. During the unconscious lapse that followed my good friend Jimmy Chin 1st responded, playing a major role in saving my life. As I came back to consciousness I was still in the process of being extracted on a sled through the tight tree terrain below Rock Springs buttress by the highly skilled JH Ski Patrol. I shivered uncontrollably and was only able to see intermittently through the fogged oxygen mask and wallops of snow falling from the tight trees. The toll of injuries included a massive depressed skull fracture, collapsed lunge and 2 broken vertebrae. Any one of these could have easily killed, paralyzed or caused permanent brain damage. Luckily the emergency craniotomy and other surgeries were successful. The road to recovery will be slow but the recovery will also be a full one. So, besides just being thankful to be alive I'd also like to thank all of friends and supporters for the love and kindness during the painful start to this healing process. I will still continue to follow my dreams of adventure and creativity in the mountains but will do my best to pay attention to when the universe is telling me to slow down and not take anything for granted. ~reo Read more...
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
1 5d, 1 pair of climbing shoes and a pair of flip flops...here we go!
MUSIC: Diagram Collective