In Towers of the Ennedi, veteran climber Mark Synnott—known more for his far-flung adventures than his technical accomplishments—brings young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes. Together, Synnott, Honnold and Pearson endure a long, bumpy drive across the sand flats of a godforsaken country to reach an incredible destination: gardens of towers filled with graceful fingers of rock, bottle-shaped formations and lithe arches. With its stark and poetic footage of camels and rock, as well as jarring images of unpleasant travels, this film shows that sometimes you can have just as many adventures trying to reach your destination as you can have once you get there.
a CAMP 4 COLLECTIVE production
Directors: Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, Tim Kemple
Executive Producer: Shannon Ethridge
Cinematographers : Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple, Jimmy Chin
Editor: Renan Ozturk
Motion Graphics and Titles: Eric Bucy (Electric Beige), Renan Ozturk
After the international success of her ski films AS WE ARE (2010)*, an all female ski movie and SHUKRAN MOROCCO (2012)**, Austrian freeskier Sandra Lahnsteiner*** once again doubles up in her role as ski film producer and athlete and puts together her best all-female ski movie yet: SHADES OF WINTER.
Presenting the unique expressions of female freeskiing today, SHADES OF WINTER features deep powder and pillows in Japan, skiing all-time conditions in the Alps, big mountain lines in Haines, AK, and the highest level of female freestyle skiing seen yet from the Nine Queens event in Austria.
"This is a movie about strong women who have dedicated their lives to a passion, a passion which connects us all" says Sandra Lahnsteiner, proud and happy to have created a platform for some of the best female freeskiers around the world to celebrate their shared love of skiing.
produced and directed by Sandra LAHNSTEINER
edited by Mario FEIL
director of photography Mathias BERGMANN
additional filming Henrik ANDERSSON – Carsten DARR – Olli GRAU –
NINE QUEENS edited by Lukas TIELKE – filmed by Sean BALMER – Manuel RUEDA – Lukas TIELKE - Mark VAN ROY
graphic design by Alex SORIJ
Meister Fumin Wu [吴福民] - ursprünglich aus Lanzhou und seit 1994 in Beijing lebend - kam zu Besuch nach Leipzig. Tagsüber besichtigte er die Stadt, um dann abends im CHINABRENNER seine Kunst vorzuführen. Er bereitete handgezogene Nudeln 拉面 [la mian], eines der beliebtesten Garküchen-Nudelgerichte, und handgeschnittene Nudeln 刀削面 [dao xiao mian].
Der Nudelmeister mischt den Teig, knetet, zieht und faltet ihn auf kunstvolle Art, bis er sich auf gerade zu magische Weise in hauchdünne Streifen verwandelt. Oder er schnitzt die Nudeln blitzschnell direkt vom Teigbarren in den Topf.
ERTZUI FILM war dabei. Jo Zarth auch. Seine Fotos vom Abend gibt's hier:
'We are climbers first, disabled second,' says Arc'teryx athlete Craig DeMartino. 'If you're a climber, you want to climb El Cap.' Gimp Monkeys follows DeMartino, Jarem Frye and Pete Davis' successful ascent of Zodiac, a 1,800-foot route on the Southeast Face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
In a remote corner of New Zealand’s South Island, tucked away among the last remaining tracts of native forest, lies a little-known place of wonder. It is the life’s work and extraordinary creation of inventor, artist and self-confessed tinkerer, Blair Somerville.
For over ten years Blair has single-handedly owned, operated and ceaselessly expanded the Lost Gypsy Gallery, his wonderland of homegrown wizardry and a playground for kids and adults alike. Using only recycled materials, Blair takes DIY to artistic extremes. His creations are ingenious, interactive, and often hilariously impractical. They take many shapes and forms and share an uncanny ability to amaze, entertain and inspire.
‘Lost & Found’ invites you to take a peek into Blair's bizarre and beautiful world.
A film experiment by Joey Bania, made with funding from the BBC Worldwide Young Producers' grant.
Music provided by The Books - thebooksmusic.com/
Clothing provided by Cactus Equipment - cactusequipment.co.nz/
If you'd like to visit Blair, please note that he is open summers only, November - April, 10am to 5pm. Closed Wednesdays