Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE, Part One: The Unclimbed Horn

Hey Vertical Carnivalites! Cedar Here! As you may or may not not I was just in Malaysia for October and had great climbing trip!

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,, 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

The Denali Experiment

As promised here is the complete 15 edit: Free-ride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements and make an attempt to climb, ski and snowboard Denali. Sage and Lucas get a helping hand from a huge cast of seasoned and professional climbers and ski mountaineers from the North Face Athlete Team, including Hilaree O’Neill, Conrad Anker, Ingrid Backstrom, Jim Zellers, Emilio Previtali and Giulia Monego, as the two embark on the hardest expedition of their lives.

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:

Philip Sheppard
Song: Night Vision

Song: Never Mess With Sunday

Sun Wukong Project
Song: Clear Puzzles in Mjet

Song: Like Waves Of The Sea

Philip Sheppard
Song: The Valley

The Damn Sons
Song: Who Wants More

Song: Digital Cliffs

Song: Water

Amon Tobin
Song: Bloodstone

Ape School
My Intention (Yppah Remix Instrumental)

Song: Yesterday Was Hard On All Of Us


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The North Face TV spot

Have you seen the new North Face commercial lately on TV? If not or don't have a TV (like me) here is the 30 sec spot that is now airing on prime time. It was written, produced, directed, shot and edited by Camp 4 Collective. Also a big thanks to Brain Farm Cinema for working with us on the cineflex aerial footy and BASSNECTAR for the music!

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

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Denali Experiment

Hell All,

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