La Obsesión – A film about Dani Andrada

Submitted by Haroun Souirji

“When I was asked to make a video about Dani Andrada, at first I was super psyched and was looking forward to shooting it. Then, I realized that I had never filmed sport climbing, or even taken my camera on a rope (except to film a highball) and that I would not have time to try even once before going there. So I went to Catalunya not knowing what to except and quite nervous about screwing up while on the rope… Now that I am back, I only want to try shooting routes again!

If you are looking for a pure action video, this is not what this is. This is more of a ‘video illustrated interview’. If you want to know more about Dani and his motivations, you are at the right place :-)

Dani has a strong reputation and all I can say is that he is as motivated as you would expect him to be. He is either climbing or bolting, or doing both in a day. He just never stops. And on top of that he is a genuine good person spending most of his non climbing time rebolting older routes to keep Siurana safe.

Weather was not kind with us, having fog, rain and very strong winds but it gave us some very intense tries in Siurana (sorry for the shakiness in La Rambla but I could not fight such wind…). And like Dani says, if you can do it in bad conditions, you will feel stronger when conditions get better…”

- Haroun Souirji

Music licensed from WithEtiquette.com and MelloMusicGroup.com

PS: the video was shot and edited in a very wide cinema aspect ratio. This is a test to see how well it could fit climbing. I couldn’t stress enough that it looks best on a real TV so if you have a nice, big flat screen at home, download the movie (link on the right) and watch it there!

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For the filmmakers out there. Equipment used:
Cameras // Canon 7D, 60D, 550D
Lenses // Canon TS-E 24mm L, Canon Fish Eye 8-15 L, Canon 24-105 L, Canon 50mm 1.4, Tokina 11-16 2.8, Sigma 30mm 1.4, Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro, maybe forgot one
Stabilization and more // Glidecam HD-2000 steadycam, RedRockMicro DSLR shoulder rig, Kessler Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly
Audio // Zoom H4N field recorder, Rode shotgun mic, Mitra 3D Mic Pro, Sennheiser EW 100-ENG G2 wireless kit
Equipment for future videos will be detailed in posts on my website! (when it’s done…)

The Swiss Account ~ Feature Length

Submitted by: Allen

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To download the full HD version of “The Swiss Account” FOR FREE that will play on your television, please visit lt11.com/​downloads2/​

Louder Than 11 is making climbing history with the longest feature length, HD bouldering movie created entirely for free. The movie is FREE, the HD download is FREE, the whole experience is FREE. “The Swiss Account” is the first climbing video ever made to “go viral” of its kind and we intend to keep it that way. Free whether you like it or not…

Louder Than 11 in association with Traversi Entertainment present “The Swiss Account”. A documentary film about the lives of three American friends bouldering in Switzerland during the fall of 2010. Follow Jon Glassberg, Connor Griffith and Carlo Traversi as they climb on some of the worlds finest Granite boulder problems in Brione, Cresciano, Chironico and Magic Wood. Special guests Paul Robinson, Alex Puccio, Dai Koyamada and Adam Ondra join forces with the American team to climb over 40 boulders in the mountains of Southern Switzerland.

Special thanks to Revolution Climbing, La Sportiva, Five Ten and Verve Clothing for Sponsoring the trip and supporting the athletes.

Boulder problems by area:

Cresciano:

Balu der Bar (7C)
Dreamtime Stand (8A+)
La Grotte Des Soupirs (7C+)
XP (7C)
Jungle Book Stand (7C+)
Harry Spotter (7A)
Never Ending Story Slab (6B)
The Dagger (8B+)

Brione:

Molunk (7C)
Fake Pamplemousse (8A)
Amber (8B)
Atlantis (7C)
Vecchio Leone (8B)
Cellar Door (8A)
Bach Blok (7B+)
General Disarray (8B)
Unknown (8A)

Chironico:

Boogalagga (8B)
Big Paw (8B+)
Le Vent Nous Portera (7C+)
No Mystery (8A)
Freak Brothers (7C+)
Serre Moi Fort (8A)
Schule Des Lebens (8A+)

Magic Wood:

Blown Away (7B+)
Ill Trill (8C)
Voigas (8A+)
Practice of the Wild (8C)
Left Hand of Darkness (8A+)
Sofa Surfer (8A)
Jack’s Broken Heart (8a+)
River Slab (7B)
Riverbed (8B)
The Never Ending Story (8B+)
Free for All (8A)
Electroboogie (8A+)
Super Nova (7C)
Down Under (7C+)
Muttertag (8A)
Dino’s Don’t Dino (7B+)
Octopussy (8A)
Steppenwolf (8B)
High Spirit (8A+)

Louder Than 11 is making climbing history with the longest feature length, HD bouldering movie created entirely for free. The movie is FREE, the HD download is FREE, the whole experience is FREE. “The Swiss Account” is the first climbing video ever made to “go viral” of its kind and we intend to keep it that way. Free whether you like it or not…

 

Inside the mind of extreme skier Andreas Fransson

Submitted by Max

Andreas Fransson has been called the boldest extreme skier in a generation. Over the past 3 years he’s logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicenter of all things extreme – Chamonix, France.

What makes Andreas most intriguing, however, are his thoughtful musings on meaning from a life on the edge – a willingness to enter mental spaces that few have ever experienced. In Tempting Fear Sweden’s soft-spoken Adventurer of the Year explores a place in which fear overwhelms all emotions, playing both friend and enemy in a pas de deux where death lies just one misstep away.

A film by MIke Douglas and Bjarne Sahlen
Music: ‘Rallying The Defense’ by Machinima Sound

REEL ROCK TV SERIES

Submitted by Brad

The REEL ROCK TV SERIES launches in the US on Outside TV with nine half-hour episodes. Tune in Wednesday nights at 9:30 Eastern to join the greatest climbers and adventure athletes of our time as they step into the unknown… brought to you by The North Face and Gore Tex.