Woodshed Films doc delves deep into the roots of climbing, surfing, and the environmental movement.
In 1968 Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins set out to surf, ski and climb their way to Patagonia. The wild places they found later motivated them to protect the environment. Inspired by this journey, Jeff Johnson and Woodshed Films set sail on a voyage to South America to climb a mythical peak called Corcovado with Chouinard and Tompkins.
According to the United Nations, 2011 is the International Year of the Forests, which means, well, not much. It's always the Year of This or the Month of That. But we can't not get behind this one. Especially when it looks this good. GoodPlanet Foundation, chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (the filmmaker behind the epic doc Home), is raising awareness of forest issues through, among other things,......read more
Is it summer yet? It's barely halfway through February and we're already pining for our first summer road trip, even moreso after checking out this collection of pics from Elizabeth G Brown, in which the LA-based photographer captures her adventures rambling around California, enjoying the Great Outdoors. More "California Roaming" here....read more
Japanese outdoor gear brand Snow Peak has been bringing smart design to the backcountry since 1958. Take, for example, Snow Peak's collapsible Carry-On Chopsticks, a must-have for roaming noodle lovers. Made from recycled baseball bat wood, the wooden ends screw into stainless steel handles that expand to chopsticks to eating length. After use, simple unscrew them and tuck them away in the canvas......read more
While backing up his computer, German photographer/filmmaker Mario Feil stumbled upon some old footage he had planned to use as stock. Lucky for our eyeballs, Feil decided the shots deserved a treatment of their own. Pieced together from footage shot in the Chiemgau region of southern Bavaria (where Germany and Austria meet), it's a beautifully moody bit of video, helped generously by the......read more
It's the beginning of spring, which can only mean one thing: It's time to ride bikes to the park to drink beers. Not that we endorse drinking and biking, but it's important to stay hydrated while you ride...or something. Originally designed to carry bike polo mallets, the 6 Pack Frame Cinch from Portland's Walnut Studio assumes a boozy new role that lets you lug your beers (or pretty much......read more
Tembo Trunks make use of good old-fashioned horn technology to eliminate the need for powered portable speakers. A collapsible design made entirely of petroleum-free silicone rubber, Tembo Trunks attach onto your iPod or iPhone earbuds to amplify your tunes up to 80 decibels. With no moving or electrical parts, Tembo Trunks are completely waterproof and virtually indestructible. The earbud......read more
We all love time-lapse photography, but for Drew Geraci, it's something much, much more. "Time-lapse is a way of life," says the photographer. "And my life is taken 1 frame every .00000001 second." Geraci took more than 13,000 photos of New York City and San Diego to weave together City Lapse, a time-lapse portrait of the two cities that captures the frenetic pace of city life. Lots more......read more
Los Angeles cinematographer Sean Stiegemeier developed his time-lapse technique in Iceland, where he shot the Eyjafjallajökull eruption with amazing results. This music video, for "Untitled/The Dark Divider" by Stomacher, picks up where that one left off. Shot over the period of a year, the video includes footage shot in Prague, Japan, Banff, Utah, Oregon and California. Bonus: Download......read more