30 Days on a Glacier to Film Sugar Mountain

Written by: Timothy Myers on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It took the crew from Lightbox Pictures along with Chris Booth, Rob Norman, Danny Coolahan, Tim Myers & Watkin McLennan 30 days camping on a remote Alaskan glacier to film the content for the Sugar Mountain documentary.

 

Living in the shadow of the mountain was a formidible experience for both the athletes and crew

 

The expedition was largely unsupported bar a single prop Cessna with skis fitted which inserted the team of 8 onto the glacier west of Valdez along with two small generators (the cold killed one on arrival) to charge the 2x Sony FS700's, Canon DSLR's, GoPro & Contour POV cameras as well as a couple of lightweight IRIS drones from 3D Robotics. 

 

 

 

Tents, emergency blankets and body heat were all there was to keep the camera's and laptops within operating temperatures.

 

 

 
Nine's Wide World of Sports premiered the world exclusive first look ahead of the full film becoming available online in early December via Lightbox Pictures.
 
Some lengthier drone shots make the cut in the digital asset created for headphone company Sol Republic:
 
 
...along with a full write up from Anthony Sharwood at News Limited.

Timothy Myers

Timothy is an ACS recognised cinematographer. He is the recipient of numerous LA Press Club, Shorty and ACS awards for his filmmaking.

 

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