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I am psyched to announce that BS Productions is now offering HD downloads of our latest films, via www.Bouldering.tv.  We believe the video industry is moving towards an On Demand model, where more viewers will be downloading content for instant gratification.  You can now download The Players and Spray in about an hour, then view in full High Resolution! Download times will obviously vary depending on your connection.  I have downloaded the films in as little as 30 minutes!

We’re really excited about this new distribution platform and have priced the films competitively.  The Players is only $14.99 and Spray is $9.99.  All extras are available exclusively on the DVDs. For all of our international customers, there is no longer the extra cost and long wait to watch out films. Same goes for our domestic viewers too!  Download now and enjoy!!!

DOWNLOAD “THE PLAYERS” NOW

DOWNLOAD “SPRAY” NOW

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We started shooting Daniel Woods’ segment of The Players in Boulder Canyon, Colorado. The plan was to shoot the whole segment in Boulder Canyon.  Daniel would repeat all the canyon’s hardest problems, plus attempt to send a long standing project! We were psyched, but the weather in Boulder was getting too warm for hard granite bouldering. After shooting for one day and nailing killer footage of Free Range v12, Daniel decided he wanted to head out to Southern Utah with the rest of his crew!

A few days later, I packed up my car and headed out there as well. You can see footage of all the action that went down in Southern Utah in The Players, now available on DVD at www.ThePlayersMovie.com. For now, here’s the footage of Daniel on Free Range that did not make the cut into the final film. Enjoy!

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If you haven’t checked out O-Dub’s music, you’ve been missing out. Ever since he hit the climbing scene, he’s been shaking things up with his catchy, smooth, and sometimes contraversal music. His passion for climbing and devotion to his art definitely shows!  I had always wanted to incorperate O-dub’s music into my films. Last year, I used an O-Dub track called “Accept It” in Spray.  With The Players, I was really psyched to take it one step further and incorperate some original music into the soundtrack! O-Dub was psyched too! He quickly wrote, recorded, and mastered the movie’s theme song, which plays during the film’s credits. The song is all about the climbers featured in the film and what makes them “players”. Chris Sharma, Dave Graham, Daniel Woods, Lisa Rands, Emily Harrington, Chris Lindner, Alex Puccio, Joe Kinder, and Ethan Pringle! You can download the song for free HERE!

Stay tuned to Deadpoint Magazine for a brand new O-Dub track each month!

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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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!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY!

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

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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