Friday, September 6, 2013
When the boys got back from their Nat Geo assignment to Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, they looked haggard. Keith dropped the hard drive off containing the video footage that he and Cory had captured during the expedition and headed home for a much needed few days rest. I got right to work on the footage and edited together this little window into their amazing trip. The article is featured in this month's magazine and this short film appears on the ipad app. Enjoy! - Andy
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
“That’s a wrap” is a term that I seldom get to use with any real affirmation. When a photo or video shoot ends in the field, it only begins in post production. A project NEVER seems to end. I guess I like it that way, the memories always stay fresh. There is, however, one personal project that is about to be a “wrap”, at least for now. The new line of 2014 camera bags I’ve been helping to design with the Mountainsmith boys. Some of the first samples of the 2014 Mountainsmith line of camera bags undergo long hours of scrutiny. Here is the skinny: Six years ago, Mountainsmith started developing camera bags designed specifically for adventure shooters. Being fellow Coloradans, we of course climbed some pitches, threw back a few, and become good friends. Since then, I’ve been a Mountainsmith Ambassador, torturing these packs every way imaginable. Last year, we sat down and developed a NEW line of bags, built from experiences, our unruly imaginations, and ideas we scratched down on beverage napkins over the years. Last weekend, my production company, 3 Strings Productions, went out to the remote canyonlands of Utah to shoot the 2014 Black Diamond Catalog. Keith Ladzinski and I spent days ascending fixed lines and shooting on some of the most remote and exposed desert towers around. It was the first true punishment to the new camera bag line. I designed one of the bags, specifically for adventure & expedition shoots, it is called, “The Descent” It is a slingshot, style bag, that is built TOUGH and built to be FAST and I have never seen a pack work so well in this harsh environment. It is seen here in the photo of me here, on top of a tower called Zeus, as we were wrapping up the day of shooting, just after sunset. It feels good to see ideas and jobs to completion, but as the new line of bags launch next year, we will have already begun improving them. The job ever ends, as they say, and I wouldn’t change that. Cheers from the field – Andy
Monday, May 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The official release of our newest film - "Era Vella." Filmed in Spring of 2012 across the Catalunya region of Spain with Sasha Digiulian. Follow Sasha on her road to her most historical ascent yet. Cheers!
Friday, November 9, 2012
I've been very busy lately pushing out the last short films from my Spring trip to Europe. I just finished cutting together a great short piece from France with James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini from a rarely published area just north of the French Riviera. The cirque of giant limestone walls lie right outside of Western Europe's most beautiful village, Saint Guilhem. The video will be part of Deadpoint Magazine's "The Stash". Coming soon...