renan_ozturk I love the team sport that is filmmaking, the contributors that come into the fold during this long process. Right now, @taylorfreesolo and I are lucky to have filmmaker @yannickhausler from the UK here in the studio for a month as we dive into the edit of The Coldest Crossing. Yannick is a budding DP as well as an editor, one that knows that being a good cinematographer requires a good sense of story. So here we are, whittling down to the core narrative of what really happened on this harsh expedition to Iceland. Ultimately it comes down to the humanity behind the journey. Pictured here, @archiewilson9 shining through. @camp4collective 20h

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renan_ozturk "Wait you want me to smile? For the camera?" -@baloointhewild #snaggletooth #whatsupladies - - [ by Uncle Parker, @ideaform] 3d

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renan_ozturk On our first date up the Grand Teton, @taylorfreesolo showed me the art of lizzarding. For an hour on the upper saddle we laughed till our sides hurt, basking in the setting sun and moving in a strange primordial flow that mimicked an amphibian more than some structured yoga sequence. Every now and then I catch her in the act, like here on the Salt Flats or often on the living room floor. She moves slowly and low to the earth, tells me "I think my confusion gets washed away by the cascades of electricity between my spine and my finger tips, my toes and the floor." I tell her I'm still confused about life, but a little lizzarding and that uncertainty seems less daunting. For a moment. I'll take it. #bonesandgravity #bloodandwater 4d

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renan_ozturk Tech talk from the recent @google project:  This is an animated final stitch of one of the 360° 'pano' interactive photos that are now embedded into @googlemaps.  There are a lot of one-click solutions for this process these days, but for this @jongriffithphotography shot all of the images with a full frame DSLR so they were higher resolution and maximum dynamic range.  First Jon would click the 'master action' frame and then quickly move the camera (w/ a 14mm prime lens) around the 'Nodal' tripod head to fill in the rest of the frame.  Pretty straight forward really but in the mountains things became a bit more tricky. For this shot we started in the middle of the night to get to this Serac at first light.  These things tend to collapse with no warning so getting in and out while it was still cold was crucial.  All of us were pretty happy to get this shot and get out of the line of fire. #technologyisrad @senderfilms @camp4collective @korra_pesce @allyswinton 4d

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renan_ozturk Dangling with joy. @Freddiewilkinson on the first ascent of the South Face of the Moose's Tooth, The Ruth Gorge Alaska.[@sancityofspace film collection] 6d

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renan_ozturk Our dog-child @baloointhewild is getting into the family trade:
@baloointhewild: "I'm making a new movie called FLUFFY WHITE STUFF, but I find it really hard to be the talent and the director of my first feature. How about closer proximity and more of a frontal angle next time Dad." @voilemfg @gopro @feiyutech #feiyutech @taylorfreesolo @thenorthface #the_v_team
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renan_ozturk A bit of the story behind one of my favorite shots on the recent @google shoot. The task was to document 'sky-runner' @killianjornet on a steep corniced ridge on Aguille Blanche de Pueterey. This is the type of terrain that most climbers walk across slowly with crampons and ice axes but @kilianjornet has the rare ability to run, setting new records on mountains worldwide. I was also running with crampons tethered on a short leash by bad-ass mountain guide @korra_pesce. If I were to slip he needed leap off the other side to arrest a fall down the 2000ft drops to either side. Photo by @jongriffithphotography
@freeflysystems @reddigitalcinema @senderfilms @camp4collective @googlemaps #MōVI
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renan_ozturk A few camera geek alpinists were invited to speak @google yesterday to but they never made it past the larger than life Google Earth mother station.
#himalaya #technologyisrad #sorrywemayhavebrokeit #googly @jongriffithphotography @sandsruss @meggeldypeggeldy @joshlowell @senderfilms @camp4collective @thenorthface @googlemaps
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renan_ozturk Chopped out this airy tent platform during an early attempt on 'The Tooth Traverse' with Zack Smith and @freddiewilkinson. Unfortunately, to get to this point we also chopped our rope on a sharp edge forcing a retreat the next day. Nevertheless this was one of the most peaceful perches I've spent the night. [@sanctityofspace film collection]

@thenorthface @camp4collective @brainfarm
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renan_ozturk We helped @uelisteck spread his wing on the icy summit slopes of Mont Blanc, bracing against a few gust of irregular wind. I don't know much about paragliding, but there seems to always be a certain tension right when you are about to launch. Then.. paradise.
@googlemaps @googlemaps @jongriffithphotography @korra_pesce @camp4collective *link in profile*
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renan_ozturk A scary moment in Chamonix during the making of the @googlemaps MontBlanc project that just launched. Survival instincts at their finest, the force is strong with @brettlowell!
Check out the link in my profile if you missed the greater @google interactive site for this project.
Video captured by Jon Firestone
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renan_ozturk The wide open space from a high climbing bivy within @denalinps.

Really enjoyed the feature article @natgeo just published and getting greater insight into this 6 million acre park. Such an inspiring final range of photos by @argonautphoto selected by editor @kengeiger and compelling words by @tomclynes. Link is in my profile and print copies on the news stands!
Gets me psyched to work on our @sanctityofspace film about this place. @freddiewilkinson @brainfarm #inthespiritofwashburn
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renan_ozturk **new video link in profile** @googlemaps @google just launched the big Chamonix/Mont Blanc project I was the 'athlete chaser' cinematographer for. With my old buddies at @senderfilms it was a full on adventure running with @kilianjornet across sharp ridges, being on steep mixed terrain and sketchy seracs with @uelisteck witnessing @candidethovex and his crew build a high altitude kicker on Mont Blanc and spending time with legends Patrick Gabarrou and Catherine Destivelle. ~

The link above is just the launch video, there is a whole interactive website with more videos, 360° VR photo by @jongriffithphotography some rad climate change animations, street views that extent to the summit of Mont Blanc and other hidden gems. Stay tuned for more from this one! ~

#MontBlancStreetView #GoogleMaps #Neverstopexloring #Technologyisrad #timelapseaddict @brettlowell @joshlowell
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renan_ozturk Mother and daughter on an early morning walk to school. Makes me think about the benefits of commuting to school/work via our own power. Even just the time I spent as a kid walking to the bus stop, waiting and playing outside. The small moments and tiny transits are opportunities to be in the outside world and explore, in a sense.
@thenorthface #neverstopexploring #Mountaindoc #zenandtheartofwalking #camp4pix
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renan_ozturk From the #MountainDoc script - "Mountains shift our understands of ourselves, they reshape our inner landscapes, they change our inner weather..." - Robert Macfarland #Mountainsofthemind #iphoneart #fingerpaintingforadults ~

@camp4collective @sherpascinema @brainfarm @sweetgrassp #feltsoulmedia @senderfilms @woger007 @thejoannemcgowan @jenp126 @taylorfreesolo @austchamberorchestra @googlemaps
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renan_ozturk Niseko parting shot below the iconic Mount Yōtei. Working on the film MOUNTAIN really has me struggling to understand our human relationship to them. Why risk all to interact with mountains? It's a not a new question but I think @jenp126 @woger007 and @thejoannemcgowan are onto something with writer Robert Macfarland. It has more to do with our inner imagination than anything else. Any interaction with mountains can teach us a lot and can be remembered for a lifetime, feeding the fascination for more, expanding our inner landscape. #mountainsofthemind #camp4pix
@austchamberorchestra @camp4collective @sherpascinema @brainfarm @sweetgrassp #feltsoulmedia #mountaindoc
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renan_ozturk @taylorfreesolo and I woke up to a bit of snow this morning here in Japan. Mushroom tops and meters deep of blanketed powder, a fresh world of exploration in these volcanic mountains on the northern island of Hokkaido. Psyched to be able to get out in the #japow backcountry thanks to our kind friends at @voilemfg! It's definitely a hobbit dream land. #mountaindoc 3w

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renan_ozturk A rare clear moment when it's not dumping snow below Mount Yōtei in Hokkaidō, Japan. I'm here working on the edit of a new film called MOUNTAIN with a talented team including Jen Peedom the director of SHERPA as well as Richard Tognetti the creative mastermind behind the Australian Chamber Orchestra. It's a different project than anything I've worked on. A visual journey inspired by the legendary film Baraka but focused solely on the human relationship with mountains: fascination, obsession, conquest, war...the whole absurd but beautiful spectrum. All to premiere at the Sydney Opera House with a live score.
Music: Elgar "Sospiri" performed live by the Australian Chamber Orchestra

@camp4collective @sherpascinema @brainfarm #mountaindoc
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renan_ozturk "My mom and dad came back from that cold place, and I challenged them to a cold duel. Face in the snow. Hold forever. I win." - @baloointhewild @taylorfreesolo 3w

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renan_ozturk Today is the last day of the takeover over on the @reddigitalcinema feed, it's been fun to recount some behind the scene tales and footage.
The full Breaking Burma video link is still up my profile if you missed it yesterday. Stay tuned for the @natgeochannel show on the greater expedition later in the year. Thanks again @oster.jacob @perrylayne @camp4collective for the edit and for @taylorfreesolo helping shoot the expedition.
@hilareeoneill @emilyaharrington @coryrichards @md_jenkins @natgeo @thenorthface #redepic
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