Adventure Media Review

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Life Out Loud, Photography / 06.06.2013

It’s a beautiful day in Alaska. A light breeze beneath a clear blue ski make for exquisite spring weather in the days leading up to Expedition Denali. At the branch office of the National Outdoor Leader School in Palmer the primary instructors and the media team gathered for the first of several mission briefs. The team arrives on Friday and in these remaining hours the meticulous planning of almost two years enters the final stages of a grand conclusion. This weekend the first majority African-American group of climbers...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Diversity, Expedition Denali, Life Out Loud / 03.06.2013

Sunday mornings after yoga Shamane and I typically head to the grocery store. This week instead of a big shopping we went to Woodman’s on the Westside of Madison just to pick up a few odds and ends. My wife would be eating dinner alone with our two dogs over the next few weeks as I was heading for a month-long assignment in Alaska. As a freelance journalist I have been given the rare privilege of writing a book and documentary film script to chronicle the first all-African-American...

Adventure Film, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Interview, Mountain Film, mountainfilm / 24.05.2013

This time of year there is typically no place I would rather be than Telluride, Colorado. The MountainFilm festival now in progress will go on with me for the first time in 5 years. As much as I would love to be there to connect with old friends and watch some incredible movies I'm less than two weeks away from going on location to produce a book and film project of my own! I suppose it's good to step back and reflect on what I hope to bring...

5Point, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Life Out Loud / 29.04.2013

The 2013 6th annual 5Point Film Festival concluded with top honors going to Fitz Cahall's moving film Road to Karakol featuring adventurer Kyle Dempster. Local filmmaker Anson Fogel also took prizes in cinematography for Cascada and creative excellence for Death of Bar T. Dominic Gill's story about disabled cyclist Aaron Baker All I Am won the prize for most inspiring film. [AFG_gallery id='5']   The Joy Trip Project is made possible with the support of sponsors Patagonia, Rayovac and the New Belgium Brewing Company ...

5Point, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Life Out Loud, Photography / 29.04.2013

The 5Point Film Festival featured a full day of programs on Saturday with a special block of films for children including a puppet show. Day 3 festivities lasted well into the evening with a dance party hosted by local filmmaker Anson Fogel at the Carbondale offices of Camp 4 Collective and Forge Motion Pictures [AFG_gallery id='4'] The Joy Trip Project is made possible with the support of sponsors Patagonia, Rayovac and the New Belgium Brewing Company ...

5Point, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Life Out Loud, Photography / 29.04.2013

After a crazy good time in Carbondale at the 5Point Film Festival over the weekend I'm taking the slow way home. I'm putting in some time to summarize this wonderful experience in few upcoming posts. But in the meantime I hope you'll enjoy browsing through a few photographs shot as the event unfolded. ~JEM [AFG_gallery id="2"] The Joy Trip Project is made possible with the support of sponsors Patagonia, Rayovac and the New Belgium Brewing Company ...