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Verdon Dreaming video

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Here’s a little video we’ve just produced of Monique’s climb of the awesome Tom et je Ris (8b+ or 32) in Verdon Gorge, which I reported earlier here. I hope you like it!

I’ve shot video from time to time over the years, usually as second camera, getting the hard-to-get shots, on film, TV, and TV commercial jobs. But this it’s the first little video I’ve produced like this. I’m really psyched to do a lot more of them in the future and got some exciting projects in the pipeline. So what do you think? I’d love some feedback and to hear your ideas, let me know what you think of my dangling in mid-air camera work, and maybe I’ll get even more psyched to do more of these. For sure, stills photography will remain my main focus but I’m having fun mixing it up a bit.

If you have any feedback for Monique, you could always let her know on her blog here. I’m sure she’d appreciate some comments too.

I shot most of this footage on a Nikon D5100 in full high-definition and just a few segments on a Nikon D3s (including the time-lapse). A big thank you to Darryn Rogers for his graphics, editing and grading. And also a big thank you to Moby for letting me use his music.

Enjoy!

4 Comments

  • Loic says:

    Great work Simon !
    Did you get any stills during the shoot as well?
    Loic

  • Bogdan says:

    I’ve been watching climbing movies for years so I’ve seen a lot of them but I have to say that you did a great job. You manage to to combine the music with the stile of climbing and the state of mind perfectly.

    P.S. I didn’t liked the shake of the camera, but still…nice job.

  • Hey Simon and Monique great video and awesome climb. Keep them coming you did a really great job on this the look and feel are brilliant.

    Speak soon.

    Glenn

  • stephane says:

    I have been loking this line for years…Well, you did the best climbing video i’ve ever seen. everything taste real and the climb is fantastic.

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