Freya Fennwood and Leif Whittaker present the second segment of their story about attempting to climb and ski Mount Anderson in the winter. After encountering extreme avalanche conditions and impassable terrain, the team decided against pushing for the summit. Instead, they chose to use a few sunny mornings to explore the Dosewallips River valley and to ski some of the beautiful slopes nearby. Seven amazing days spent in the Olympic Mountain backcountry motivated the team to plan a return trip next year.
Freya Fennwood and Leif Whittaker present their first video from the heart of the Olympic Mountains in the winter. In early March, 2011 the team encountered extreme conditions and terrain on the approach to Mount Anderson. Outfitted in First Ascent clothing, they make their way along the Dosewallips River, past Dose Forks, and into a truly wild setting. Their goal is to climb and ski Mount Anderson in the winter and Part 2 will complete the epic story.
Here is my first video project! I decided shooting a performance like Nanda’s “The Jacket” would give me some interesting challenges. The video was shot using very high ISO’s, and a Panasonic GH1, and edited in adobe premier cs4. Due to low light I was shooting wide open and at 1600 often. I would love to hear feedback as I am on a big learning curve right now. I hope you enjoy.
Here is a little stop motion experiment. I am a still photographer and working frame by frame comes easier than motion. When I was 12 I convinced my father to buy a digital camera for his work. Soon he could barley tear it from my arms. Why I wanted a camera was to do stop motion. I was obsessed with this idea of making flowers and vegetables come to life. Real flowers, not fake computer ones like Pixar, this was my goal for a camera. When I got the camera, any idea of animating flowers and plants flew from my mind, as I got lost in the wonders of a world through the lens. I spent countless hours on my belly in my back yard trying to get as close to a violet’s face as possible.
It has taken me 10 years to get back to my first inspiration. Here is my first stop motion experiments doing exactly what I did when I was 12, lying on my belly in my yard examining the world through the lens. All photos are shot with a Nikon D300 camera, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, edited in Light room 2, and then strung together in Final cut pro 7. Maybe I’ll actually make them come to life with a little more practice.