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Filming on Crib Goch, Snowdon 19th September 2017

Filming on Crib Goch, Snowdon I was out filming on Crib Goch, Snowdon yesterday for ITV Wales‘ BAFTA Nominated program – Coast & Country. Regular readers of the blog will know that I team up with presenter Andrew Price on a fairly regular basis and we go out and have a mountain adventure together. I take care of the cameras and the audio and he does the talking. Together we make a good team and we were chatting yesterday that…

BAFTA Nomination – Coast & Country 4th September 2017

One of my regular jobs as a freelance mountain cameraman is with ITV Wales working on Coast & Country. I was delighted to find out over the weekend that the show has been nominated for a BAFTA Cymru Award. Well done to everyone involved in the show and thanks for having me on board!

New Film – and it’s one of my favourites :-) 29th August 2017

I know I shouldn’t have favourites but I do and this is one of them. I was really challenged when making this film as the weather was truly awful – thankfully I had a brilliant client who was happy to be flexible and I had some great talent to work with who were fantastically positive in some fairly inclement conditions! The mountains of the UK are beautiful, accessible and still wild. Mountain Training UK are the National Governing Body for…

Video Production as a means of building relationships 23rd August 2017

Apple have been trend setters in the world of marketing since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and have recently launched two new short films to promote the new iPhone and it’s capabilities. Apple’s most recent short film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson through a rather unusual day. He uses Siri to help him mark things off his bucket list. You can watch the film above. Also launched at the same time is another film that shows the behind the…

Mountain Bike Filming Snowdonia 22nd August 2017

Mountain Bike Filming Snowdonia We have been involved in several projects over the last 12 months that have involved Mountain Bike Filming Snowdonia. One of those projects has been launched today and is a series of videos produced by British Cycling (supported by HSBC) to promote Mountain Bike skills. Based in the mountains of Snowdonia we are well placed to advise on locations, permissions and logistics as well as provide a full service from pre-production through to final edit and colour…

Alpine Timelapse 13th August 2017

Here is a short time-lapse film shot around Chamonix Mont Blanc and Zinal in the Swiss Alps over the last two weeks:  

Alpine Photography 12th August 2017

I have just spent a couple of weeks in the French and Swiss Alps, visiting Chamonix for a week and then heading over to Final in the Val d’Anniviers. The mountains have been a life long passion for me and it was great to get out exploring with the camera. Here are a couple of stills and a short film will follow in the next few week.

New Film – Mountain Training, Hill Skills 12th August 2017

Mountain Training UK are the National Governing Body for mountain leadership qualifications in the UK. Their first training scheme was the Mountain Leader qualification, established in 1964. They have recently launched a hill skills course that aims to promote safe enjoyment of hill walking in non-mountainous terrain, the first course that they have established that does not have a leadership element to it. “The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. There is…

New Ski Film 18th July 2017

Kvaloya is a beautiful region of Arctic Norway where the off piste skiing is incredible and unique. Ski mountaineers can enjoy skiing from summit to sea in a region that offers one of the longest ski seasons in Europe, the Northern Lights, Whales, Eagles and untracked pow! This film was made for Off Piste Performance, a British company who are Chamonix based and provide ski instruction and guiding from BASI Instructors & IFMGA Guides. The company is run by Alison…

ITV Wales – Mountain Filming 8th June 2017

I have been working for ITV Wales today on the new series of Coast & Country. I worked as a mountain cameraman on the last series and continued in this role today with presenter Andrew Price. This is really enjoyable work, ITV Wales give us a loose script and then the two of us head out and film a day in the mountains. I work as a single person crew taking care of visuals and sound and of course carrying…

Latest Film – Microadventure with Alastair Humphreys 5th June 2017

This short film was produced for ViewRanger and follows adventurer Alastair Humphreys and friends on a Micro Adventure in the Peak District. The film encourages people to get outside, have adventures, share laughter and create memories – wherever we live there is a micro adventure on our doorstep. Production: Oli Reed Directed, Filmed and Edited by Rob Johnson Featuring Alastair Humphreys Timelapse: Kris Williams

Peak District Filming 19th May 2017

I have been in the Peak District for the last two days filming a Micro Adventure with Alastair Humphreys for ViewRanger. We have a pretty tight turnaround deadline so you won’t have to wait too long to watch the film!

Arctic Ski Filming 13th May 2017

I have been based in the Lyngen Alps of Norway for the past week. I have been filming for Off Piste Performance to put together a ski film for them later in the year. It has been an amazing week of weather, great powder and of course stunning scenery. The week has been great for me, bringing together the skills of off piste skiing, aerial filming and traditional camera work in the Arctic environment – now to the edit suite!

New film for Casio & ViewRanger 28th April 2017

One of the projects that we have been working on over the last few weeks is a new short promotional film for Casio and ViewRanger. The two companies have teamed up to produce a smart watch for use in the mountains. The watch has an internal GPS, barometer, altimeter etc and can also be paired with a smart phone to utilise the ViewRanger navigation app. ViewRanger have been the market leaders in smart phone mapping for the last few years…

DJI Inspire 2 VS DJI Inspire 1 Pro – First Impressions Review 3rd March 2017

DJI Inspire 2 VS DJI Inspire 1 Pro – First Impressions Review This week we took delivery of our new DJI Inspire 2 from Buzzflyer and managed to find a gap in the weather to put together our DJI Inspire 2 VS DJI Inspire 1 Pro – First Impressions Review. We were keen to find out whether the new Codecs options of ProRes and RAW were going to significantly improve picture quality and our ability to grade the footage. We also…

Llanberis Mountain Film Festival 26th February 2017

Next weekend is the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival and I have been asked to give a talk on Saturday night. The plan is to show some films, chat about how I got into film making and the things that I have learnt so far, show some behind the scenes stuff and answer any questions that people may have. If you fancy coming along it will be held at the Beacon Climbing Wall, 19:30 on Saturday 4th March and you can…

New Film – Rjukan; Places Climbers see 20th February 2017

Rjukan is an ice climbing destination in Norway that is popular with climbers and has a story all of its own. Built on water the town has capitalised on its natural environment and played a special role in the Second World War. Filmed, Directed & Produced by Rob Johnson Presented By: Expeditionguide.com | Courses & Guiding Location: Rjukan, Norway

Colins First Climb – Winner! 20th February 2017

Our film Colins First Climb has won a Sierra Nevada Award in the 2017 Mountain Film competition in Mammoth. Big thanks to Colin & Sue Goodey and to Bryn Williams for bringing us the opportunity to make this film.

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