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About kyleodonoghue

Environmental and Adventure Filmmaker

Letting go of New Land

The past few weeks have been a blur of getting an amazing amount of materials off to our newly signed distributor PBS International. Our producer Miki Redelinghuys secured the deal and we now have an English version of the film … Continue reading

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It takes a little time (Ellesmere Photo Essay)

I’m often amazed at how the look and feel of footage or stills changes over time. On returning from a long trip it is often straight into an edit, delivering stills and video to sponsors and broadcasters. One is forced … Continue reading

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New Land Film Website We’ve just published our New Land Film website. Check it out for some extra stories and exclusive extracts from the film.

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What is Expedition Film Making?

In our final week of making New Land (a film about an Arctic expedition) we were in the edit suite in Cape Town putting the finishing touches to the film. This included giving everyone a title when you met them … Continue reading

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Journey into a forgotten polar wilderness

Its finally done! Three months of freezing filming and four months of sitting in an edit suite. NEW LAND: Otto Sverdrup’s Arctic Kingdom will be airing on Norway’s TV2 on 30 December. The trailer is currently in Norwegian, an English … Continue reading

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Expedition Filmmaking Talk

Come and check out the presentation in Cape Town, should be a fun evening. I’ll be talking about our recent expedition to Ellesmere Island from a filmmakers perspective. For more info: http://www.climbing.co.za/2013/11/opening-acts-featured-talks-mini-feat/

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New Land in the cutting room

The edit is under way! I am in Cape Town working with our producer Miki Redelinghuis to make sense of 70 plus hours of footage which include more than one shot of an iceberg and rather more shots of curious … Continue reading

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Return from Ellesmere Island

The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that. Norton Juster   I was warned. Warned that returning home from a long expedition … Continue reading

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Testing Camera Gear for New Land Expedition

For the past two months I have been training in the forests in and around Skien in Telemark, Norway. Part of being an expedition cameraman is being fit enough to actually do the trip – there are no free rides. … Continue reading

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…and so it begins

There are times in life when being asked to do something throws one into an emotional turmoil of indecision. I remember being asked a few years ago to film an expedition down the Congo River. The expedition leader had met … Continue reading

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