Thursday, June 30, 2011

Burning the Brace

Happy to report that after 3 months on lock down inside a c-collar healing fractured c2/c7 vertebrae the beast comes off! ~reo


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two Shorts From My Winter in Nepal

So While I was in Nepal this winter I did a bunch of shooting.... Here are two of the pieces to come out of that trip!!!  One profiles the legendary alpinist Pete Athans, and is available thanks to the north face as a sneak peek, only on vertical carnival!!!  The Emily and Matt piece features a bunch of music from the new album .... so if you like it... buy the album!  Cheers!!!  Cedar.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Alex Honnold_The Neverending Ticklist

Hey Guys, Cedar here!! Check out this Alex Honnold profile piece I cut for Black Diamond.  I shot this last summer during the same week that "Squamish in a Day" and the infamous "Boogie til you Poop" videos were shot!! Cheers, Cedar.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lhoste Dispatch #5!

Thanks for following these dispatches from the high himalaya. I know Hennie and the guys put their full on heart and soul into these so enjoy this final epic post! ~reo


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shed Some Light, My New Album!!!

 So, after a year of tweaking in my humble home studio I have put together a new album.  The last three years and three albums has been a huge learning process with lots of setbacks, breakthroughs and moments of pure joy.  I'm proud of this album... it's far and away my best work.  All the songs are completely original from the Vocals to the Guitar to the beats to random Mbira licks and Synth embellishments.  This is truly a labor of lover and has been my most cherished creative outlet of I  really hope you guys like it!  The Album features 20 songs and is optimized for  itunes.  To everyone who bought one of my last two albums... thanks a lot... if you liked that you'll love this...Cheers!!!  You can Buy it right HERE>

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Telluride Film Festival!

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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). 

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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.

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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

Lhoste Dispatch #4

The team gets some pow turns :)