Monthly Archives: January 2012

New camera for Antarctica

A short post of some of the footage straight out of my new Sony FS100 on which I will be shooting an Antarctic Expedition in March. This video is the camera straight out of the box with everything set to … Continue reading

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The worst journey

There comes a time in every journey where the novelty factor wears off. Where you finally allow the facade of calm to drop and for your real feelings to come through, no more bravado, no more playing the tough expeditioner. … Continue reading

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Lots of luck and little skill

Its that time of the year again for me where I begin to focus on our upcoming Antarctic expedition. 6 weeks and counting I’ll find myself in Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world and in some ways a … Continue reading

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Thinking about structure and story

Sometimes I get really disappointed with watching an adventure documentary. The build up is great. Short teasers on youtube of incredible scenes, but the film itself doesn’t seems to live up to the hype. As a result I see a … Continue reading

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Technology changes and adventure documentary Part 2

AMAZON DREAMS It was the call that changed my life. “Hey man, do you want to come down the Amazon with us?” It was my brother Ross calling from South Africa. I had been living in San Francisco visiting my … Continue reading

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Technology changes and adventure documentary Part 1

$1000 CAN GET YOU STARTED BUT AT WHAT COST? Its amazing what $1000 can buy you these days. 10 years ago when I started shooting there was not even a remote possibility of owning my own camera. Production companies owned … Continue reading

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