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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.

New Film – Plas Y Brenin, Why Snowdonia 1st February 2017

We launched our new film last week for Plas Y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre. The film was commissioned to demonstrate why Snowdonia is such an ideal base for the National Mountain Sports Centre. We wanted to demonstrate the massive variety of natural locations for walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, mountaineering & mountain biking that are accessible from their centre base in Capel Curig. We were given 7 days of filming out with instructors from the centre and put together…

Legendary Adventures – Part II 19th January 2017

The second in our trilogy of films for Visit Swansea Bay goes live today. We shot this last autumn and the film follows a family as they enjoy an adventure in Mumbles & Gower, from exploring caves, collecting food on the beach and cooking over an open fire.

Mountain Cameraman – ITV Wales 16th January 2017

Mountain Cameraman I have been working as a mountain cameraman for ITV Wales today. We were filming in the Carneddau, here in Snowdonia, for an episode of Coast & Country with presenter Andrew Price. As is often the case on these projects we were a small team – just Andrew presenting and me doing camera, sound and drone. I enjoy the flexibility of this style of working – we can be creative and keep things realistic – filming documentary style…

Aerial Filming Jaguar F Type at Anglesey Circuit 10th January 2017

Aerial Filming Jaguar F Type at Anglesey Circuit Last month we spent a couple of days working on the new Jaguar F Type advert. This advert was filmed at the Anglesey Circuit (Trac Mon) and with a small crew we provided the aerial filming. Breathtaking Jaguar F-TYPE driving experiences can now be captured and shared using their world-first ReRun app. Developed in collaboration with GoPro, ReRun combines real-time video from the driver’s GoPro with vehicle performance data, which can be…

Busy Times 27th September 2016

It has been a busy few weeks and so the blog has been neglected somewhat. I have got 6 film projects on the go at the moment for various different clients across the UK and so I am doing a fair amount of travelling, filming and flying. A big chunk of freelance time this summer was spent working with Alistair Lee from Posing Productions on his new film Bloc Heads. This is the first time that Al has worked with…

Destination Shoot – Rhodes 1st August 2016

I have been working on a destination shoot in Rhodes, Greece this week for Thomson Holidays. I am part of a 6 man crew that has been filming the length and breadth of the island from sunrise to sunset, with me being responsible for all of the drone shots. It’s been a great week with settled weather, very friendly locals and some lovely venues, heres a couple of screen grabs from the week.

New Film – Helen’s Story 22nd July 2016

We are releasing our latest film today. This film was made for the Snowdonia National Park. Our brief was to create a summer mountain safety film but with an engaging story that people would enjoy watching and some beautiful visuals to portray the magnificence of Snowdonia. The film chats with Helen John, a local walker, runner and new Mum and gets her perspective on how to enjoy Snowdon safely in summer. We also chat with Helen Pye, the senior warden…

Swinley Forest – Trailer 6th July 2016

Here is the trailer for the film that we are putting together for Swinley Forest. The main film should be out in the next couple of weeks. Swinley Forest – Trailer from Rob Johnson – Filmuphigh on Vimeo.

Swinley Forest Filming 3rd July 2016

We are working on a promotional film for Swinley Forest at the moment on behalf of The Crown Estate. The film will promote the mountain bike trail centre in the forest and we spent a couple of days shooting the forest in February and another couple of days shooting this week. We were joined by a wealth of talented riders including Olly Wilkins, Sam Reynolds, Nikki Whiles and Adam Dayton and now can’t wait to get the film out –…

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