July 28, 2020

Episode 17: Chris Smead on making hiking documentaries and the film Highline

In this episode: squiggle factor, gimbals, and “so you think you wanna make a hiking documentary.” We talk with Chris Smead of Outmersive Films about his latest film Highline, a story that follows five guys hiking the Uinta Highline Trail in Utah. This episode is for all of you aspiring outdoor filmmakers and camera gear lovers. 


Show Notes

  • 01:10 – A bit about the film Highline
  • 02:07 – How the five individuals in Highline got together
  • 03:32 – How did you learn about the Uinta Highline trail?
  • 16:05 – Did they have a resupply on their 10-day trek?
  • 17:40 – Average mileage on their trek (and the squiggle factor)
  • 24:10 – Photo gear Chris used on Highline
  • 27:43 – Protecting the gear (and staying “ultralight-ish”)
  • 31:50 – How Chris got into making outdoor films
  • 35:17 – Getting robbed by a film distributor
  • 42:15 – Managing work/relaxation balance on backpacking trips
  • 46:34 – Creating “drone-ish” shots without a drone

Mentioned in this Episode

Connect with us!

Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/

Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/ 

Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThere

 

Our Co-hosts

Theme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music. 

The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

More episodes

Load more

Play this podcast on Podbean App