The second wallpaper in my series from The Players is of Joe Kinder on Ghostdance V6 at the Millenium Boulder in Colorado. This boulder problem was not featured in the film, however, its graphic nature worked well for the grafiti style DVD cover and artwork. The photo, originally shot for the cover of Urban Climber, was applied to the 3d brickwall by using a combination of techniques in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Maya. This gave us a full 3d model of the wall for the films opening motion graphics. We then could apply different lighting affects and see how it looked on the wall. Maya is a pretty amazing program. Thanks to Marc Russo for graphics skills! I’ve taken the films cover art and adapted it into a downloadable desktop wallpaper. More wallpapers coming soon!

Download the full res wallpaper HERE!

Purchase our latest climbing film The Players on dvd HERE!

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I’ve decided to put together a series of wallpaper images from our new movie The Players.  CLICK HERE to download the first image of Chris Sharma on Lucifer 5.14c!  This is one of the hardest sport routes at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.  Sharma redpointed the route second try and our cameras were there to capture the ascent. In our latest film The Players, you can follow Sharma on a trip through the beautiful sandstone of the Southeast. The segment features 5.14c redpoints, 5.14a onsights, and hard undone projects at The Red and the New River Gorge, WV. The Players is now available on DVD at www.ThePlayersMovie.com

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The time has come. The Players is my latest film, featuring all of the major players in American rock climbing. Chris Sharma, Dave Graham, Lisa Rands, Ethan Pringle, Emily Harrington, Daniel Woods, Joe Kinder, Alex Puccio, and Chris Lindner. Last week, I recieved the finished product from the replicator and shipped out all Pre-Orders. Marc Russo did an amazing job with all the packaging art work! What a great feeling to finally hold these DVD’s in my hands after two years of hard work!

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To give everyone a better idea of what to expect in the film, I’ll be posting more trip reports, detailed segment stories, and clips in the next few weeks. Thanks again to the film sponsors Evolve, Smith Optics, Deadpoint Mag, The Spot, and Slopony Adventures. If you have not already, check out the trailer below or watch it on Vimeo in HD!

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The new Urban Climber Photo Annual just dropped and I’m psyched to have my shot of Chris Sierzant rockin the cover! I shot this about a year ago during a long weekend trip to the South. In three days, we shot portraits for the cover of the UC Interview Issue, filmed the first ascent of the Ebola Project for MVM, shot photos of The Orb at Rocktown, Apes on Acid at Castle Rock, and some bouldering at Little Rock City (The Stone Fort).  Chris is always great to work with, as he puts in the extra effort needed to take the product to the next level. Puck up your copy of UC today!

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To get this shot, we headed out to Little Rock City in Tennessee at about 6am to catch the early morning light. The sun was actually only lighting the tree in the background. I used two AB800’s to light Chris and the boulder, adding warming gels to balance the colors. I wanted to incorperate that colorful tree in the background, so I shot with a fisheye lens to bend the tree and frame the boulder. It’s always been cool to see my work on covers, but a photo annual cover has always been a goal. Its an issue all about what I do, photography. So having my shot represent the whole issue gets me psyched! I can’t wait to check out the rest of the issue!

Check out the official trailer to our latest film The Players. Pre-ordering is now setup at ThePlayersMovie.com. Order today and SAVE 20%. We should have DVD’s in hand by May 26thand will be sending out all Pre-Orders first.

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We’re finally taking preorders for The Players over at www.ThePlayersMovie.com.  Order today and save 20%. All preorders will be the first to ship when we have DVD’s in stock around May 26.

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Some of you may have seen a short segment from our new movie The Players during the Stone Alliance Film Tour. I’ve been hard at work fine tuning the full length film. The trailer should be wrapped up and online by Monday! The master should be shipped off to replication by the end of next week. Its all finally coming together and I am psyched to announce the World Premier event!!!

The Players will be the feature presentation at the Dirty South Climbers Film Fest in Atlanta, Ga on May 15th!  This event is a fundraiser to purchase a portion of the cliffline at Steele, Alabama. Come support a good cause and check out our latest climbing film!

Date: Friday, May 15th

Time: 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Location: Wall Crawlers Gym, 1522 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga

Phone: 404-906-0726

Check out the commercial we recently produced for our latest partner Deadpoint Magazine! Footage from The Players and Spray. Beats and voiceover by O-Dub. We’ll be working with the guys at Deadpoint Magazine to promote The Players. Their new HD video player is great and will have the first look at the official “The Players” trailer (coming next week). Check them out at DeadpointMag.com for news, videos, and a FREE online magazine.

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In an effort to push myself and create images outside my comfort zone, I’ve started to work on a series of black and white portraits. This is a personal project that I’m working on, for the sole purpose of challenging myself creatively. I’ve been working on the post processing quite a bit, toying with textures and experimenting with different B&W conversions. All of these shots were taken with a 50mm lens at f/1.8, to give them an extremely shallow depth of field.  Everything is coming together and I’m finally beginning to get the look I had envisioned. Please let me know what you think, as this is a work in progress and your feedback will only make the collective set of images stronger!

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We’re putting the finishing touches on our new film The Players.  I’ve been working on Alex Puccio’s segment all day and am really psyched on how it’s coming together! Alex continues to forge her own way and push the standards of female bouldering. I shot her on the first female ascent of Trice V12 at Flagstaff Mountain, Co.

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Soon after, Alex headed down to Hueco Tanks in Texas for a short getaway. Our cameras were there to document this trip. Alex didn’t waste any time, giving really solid attempts at Slashface V13. Although she was unsuccessful this trip, she was able to do all the moves except for one. In only 30 min of working the problem!

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On the last day of the trip, Alex decided she wanted to return to Power of Silence V10. She had tried this problem during her last trip to Hueco and came pretty close. After numerous attempts, it all came together! Be sure to check out all the action in our new movie The Players, coming to DVD this May.

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