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Mountain Training – Mountain Skills 29th August 2017

The mountains of the UK are beautiful, accessible and still wild. 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 mountain skills course that aims to promote safe enjoyment of hill walking in mountainous terrain, the first course that they have established that does not have a leadership element to it. “The Mountain Skills course is an…

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…

Ski Kvaloya – Offpiste Performance 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…

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 Viewing Figures: This film had over 25,000 views across Social Media and YouTube in the first…

Casio & ViewRanger 2nd April 2017

For this production we were asked to make 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 and this new step allows users to view…

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 In the first two days this film had over 7000 views on our Facebook page, reaching more than 20,000 people. Expeditionguide…

Plas Y Brenin – Why Snowdonia 25th January 2017

Plas Y Brenin are the National Mountain Sports Centre. They are based in Snowdonia in North Wales but are funded by Sport England. Our brief for this film was to showcase Snowdonia as a destination for the adventure sports of mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking – a dream brief! We were given 9 days of filming which were spread out over a period of 4 weeks to fit in with the PYB program. Post production took about 6…

Mountain Equipment 21st December 2016

Above & Beyond since 1961 Five decades of equipping expeditions for the harshest conditions on earth Mountain Equipment have participated in every British first ascent of an 8000m peak, been part of more than 175 Everest summits by International Mountain Guides and Sherpas and equipped unsupported trips to the North and South Poles. This film was produced in partnership with Plas Y Brenin who are supported by Mountain Equipment. Climber: Tim Neal Location: Gogarth, Anglesey – North Wales

Colins First Climb 16th December 2016

Colin Goodey is a legend of the North Wales climbing scene. He has been climbing for more than 70 years and has put up more than 40 new routes. Rock climbing has always been his life and soul – shaping many of his big life decisions and influencing all aspects of his life. Colin has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and wanted to do one last climb. This film follows him as he repeats the route he first climbed…

Legendary Adventures II 15th December 2016

We were delighted last summer to win a highly competitive tender process to produce 3 films for “Visit Swansea Bay”. This is the second of the films to be released and continues the theme of Legendary Adventures. In this film our family are shown reliving memories at the kitchen table, as the camera zooms in on the scrap book we are taken on a journey of adventure – from exporting caves to collecting food on the beach, cooking over an open…

Visit Swansea Bay 15th October 2016

We were delighted this summer to win a highly competitive tender process to produce 3 films for “Visit Swansea Bay”. This is the first of the films to be released and has the theme of Legendary Adventures. We were asked to produce a 50 second film, a 30 second social media short and a 7 second trailer and this first film was shot at some beautiful locations across Mumbles and Gower. Outline Approach: A group of children are huddled under…

MTUK Film 15th October 2016

Mountain Training’s aim is to educate and train people in walking, climbing and mountaineering. To make this a reality, they have developed a range of nationally-recognised mountain leadership, instruction and coaching awards, as well as skills courses. We were approached by Mountain Training to make them a promotional film that could comprise some of our existing stock footage and a small amount of footage shot specifically for the project. We needed to include footage from England, Wales and Scotland and…

Crown Estate – Mountain Biking 28th September 2016

Mountain Bike Film: Full Film Due November 2016 – This is the 20 second social media trailer. At the beginning of 2016 we were commissioned by The Crown Estate to make a mountain bike film that showcased Swinley Forest Trail Centre. The Crown Estate own the forest and our job was to sell it as a venue for people to escape London and enjoy the forest. The clients were keen to showcase it as a year round venue and so…

Joint Service Mountain Training Centre 26th July 2016

This film was made for the Joint Service Mountain Training Centre. I joined them for 3 days in the Lake District to film members of the RAF, Navy & Army taking part in a week of Adventure Training. This was “run and gun” style filming with the aim of producing a promotional video that will promote the mountain training scheme within the military. I needed to move around the instructors and course members on the various scrambling routes, filming without directing. We also produced…

Helen’s Story 22nd July 2016

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 at the Snowdonia National Park and get…

Snowdonia National Park Winter Film 10th February 2016

Snowdonia National Park Authority – Winter Ground Conditions The Snowdonia National Parks team of wardens climb Snowdon every day of the winter months to record the winter ground conditions. This film was commissioned by the Snowdonia National Park Authority and supported by the BMC and follows its wardens, shows the conditions found in winter and the equipment necessary to enjoy the mountains safely. Website: eryri-npa.gov.uk Music: Ascension – Jordan Critz Film Produced by: Filmuphigh.com Supported by thebmc.co.uk This is a…

Women in Adventure 7th January 2016

This is a short 5 minute film featuring mountain runner Kate Worthington and has been put together for the BMC Women in Adventure Series. Kate is a Snowdonia based runner, mother, business owner, mountain rescue team member and someone who loves being in the mountains. In the film she talks about how she tries to fit it all in and what it is that makes her run. To view the film follow this link. This film won the Sir Edmund Hillary…

Live, Work & Breathe 17th November 2015

This film was made to be shown in the Ogwen Valley visitor centre. It needed to work with or without an audio track and be something that people could pick up and put down without watching the whole story. It celebrates the beauty, freedom and breathing space of the Snowdonia National Park and in particular the Ogwen Valley from the perspective of those who live, work and breathe in these beautiful mountains. National Parks were originally envisaged as a place…

Showreel aerial filming – 2015 16th November 2015

It’s that time of year when we tend to look back on the year gone by, and make plans for the year to come. What better way of looking back than to produce a showreel? Here’s a few of my favourite clips from 2015, some you may have seen before and some that you won’t. I hope you enjoy!    

Caradog Jones – BBC 9th July 2015

This Crib Goch film showcases our work filming in the mountains. This was a project that we filmed for BBC Wales and S4C and we used the Panasonic GH4 camera mounted on the DJI Ronin-M for the handheld shots, together with the GoPro Hero 4 camera mounted on the DJI Phantom 2 for the aerial shots. The BBC received lots of positive feedback and had over 600,000 views on their Facebook page alone, we were pleased with the results too….

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