Restaurant Intro

Quick edit for the start of the Restaurant segment which is going to be a lot of fun. The waiters, chefs and owner were really interested in our camera so we got a lot of great footage. I tried to create something punchy and exciting for the start and I feel like I am on the right tracks. Work still needs to be done though, I want to animate the monster for example and incorporate a few other details that may go unnoticed but should make this piece shine.

Alcaidesa Zoom

After a 2 week trip to the UK where I missed 1 flight and was delayed 8 hours for another I am back at my desk working hard. It’s now noticeably cooler, an almost perfect temp for routes but not so great for early morning DWS sessions, miss them already.

This video helped me figure out the different close up elements for the big zoom which starts in outer space. At first I thought I would be able to create the whole sequence in one take but it has become a lot more complicated. I’ve now solved most problems involved and hope to finish version 2 this week.

Strata Tsunami

Strata Tsunami

Going through some old photos I came across this from an excursion last January, 3 days hiking and camping across the Yorkshire Dales. It didn’t snow until we set off and although we were surprised, we were unperturbed. We gained some altitude, taking in classic landmarks such as Malham Cove and Pen-y-ghent and when I turned around at this point, was greeted with the view of fast moving clouds breaking on the hillside… Twas a good day

Ant

the Heat

This last week has been so hot its been a struggle to walk let alone climb and its made me lazy.

When the weather IS cool enough I like to get a quick boulder in. Here is a short sequence for one of the classic problems at Alcaidesa, graded around 6b. Powerful first few moves involving big pulls with a high ball feel near the end. A super nice problem, enjoy.

Urban Bouldering

In the city of Leeds, UK is a well known training facility to local climbers. Basically, an old stone wall… Part of the a student’s hall of residence, the wall comprises of three sections (if you don’t include the crap one) which are to be traversed past tiny crimps, pockets, monodoigts and pinches. They grade at around 6c for the first, 6a for the second and 6b for the third… And can all be joined together if you’re that way inclined…

Here I am getting ready for my second trip out to Spain for some climbing and filming with Jim…

Ant