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Interview with C4 Director, Renan Ozturk: On Denali, Cineflex, and Alex Honnold - The Clymb

Great interview with C4 Director, Renan Ozturk, on his recent expedition to the Ruth Gorge to do some Alaskan big wall climbing with novice Alpinist, Alex Honnold and seasoned sufferer, Freddie Wilkinson. 

Click the link above to read all about their experience! 

February, 2013 — Camp4 Studio — Loud. Busy. Intense.

Renan says to Anson “It would be rad if You and Tim would come shoot aerials for Sanctity of Space in June.” They said yes, not quite understanding what this all meant. Thus was planted the seed for one of the most incredible shoots we’ve been on to date.


We love personal projects more than anything and when we have the time we pour our souls into them. Renan has one he’s been working on currently titled The Sanctity of Space with Freddie Wilkinson and it revolves around the history, characters and power that is the Alaska Range. That’s why we went North in June.


Even personal work requires endless coordination, and after much planning in late May Renan and Freddie went to the Ruth Glacier to climb for 2-3 weeks, while Tim and Anson headed to Talkeetna with a new CIneFlex Elite (courtesy of our friends at Brain Farm) and a pile of other gear in tow. The idea was to shoot the team climbing, the range in general, using bleeding edge tools; all in a new style. 


What we found blew our minds on multiple levels. We spent 12 days shooting out of helicopters - one A-Star B2 from Prism Helicopters for the first week, and again with the National Park Service from their heavily modified high-altitude A-Star B3 for another 4 days (footage for the Park Service, not the film). We spent a lot of time on the bleeding edge, troubleshoot, repairing and otherwise wrangling the CineFlex and related gear. Tim was shooting stills with a medium format digital back for Phase One, and we shot handheld RED EPIC out of the door, 20 feet away from Alex Honnold, Freddie and Renan doing the first single push alpine ascent of a line on Mount Dickey. We killed a few thousand mosquitos, drank incredible local beer, got very little sleep, worked our asses off, and got what we wanted - something fresh. Footage and photos that we have never quite seen before, in style and type… and we fell in love with the range, the people, the culture, and yes, a few mountains. 



Camp4 Shooting Aerials in The Alaska Range, June 2013. 

A new Camp4 Logo. Yeah. Easy. It only took 5 months. 14 meetings and conference calls, 297 emails…and here is the result. We could not be more proud. Its not at all where we expected to end up. We surprised ourselves. And we know that this reflects us, our unique combination of styles, histories and aesthetics. Here you go, world. 

The new Camp4. Stay tuned. Wednesday, there is a lot more on the way…

We are thrilled with the early flutters of the 2013 Camp 4 Rebrand. 

This reel is by our newest Camper, Anson Fogel of Forge Motion Pictures. So stoked about many other projects the works for 2013! 

Prepare to lose yourself. 

We’re Hiring!

Camp4 Collective, a leading Salt Lake City based active lifestyle film production company, needs an editor.

Yes, an editor.

As in, has proven experience crafting emotionally connective stories both long and short, happy and sad, loud and quiet.

As in, loves film and editing more than bacon, and wants to work with a passionate team of people who feel the same. Check out the below, carefully.

Do you live in Salt Lake City? Would you like to? 

If you really fit the bill, email a cover letter, resume and multiple examples of your work to jobs@camp4collective.com with EDITOR JOB in the subject line. 

YOU MUST HAVE THESE ATTRIBUTES (really, as in, must have):

+ A deep love of the art and craft of film (not just extreme sports)

+ 3 years demonstrated experience working in editing and post production

+ Solid skills in editing, sound design, and color treatment

+ Advanced skills in Adobe Premiere

+ Basic skills in Adobe Audition, Pro Tools or Equivalent

+ Basic skills in Adobe After Effects

+ Advanced general OSX and general computer skills

+ Positive and organized

+ Willing to work hard to create great work

+ Can provide creative story, tonal and structural input on short docs


+ Can perform basic color correction in DaVinci Resolve or Equiv

+ Experience with RED workflow

+ Graphic design aptitude and experience

+ Sound mixing and sweetening skills

+ Has edited both narrative, short digital and commercial work

+ Is rooted in the natural world

**This is a full time, salaried position (35+ hours per week) based out of our Salt Lake City studio. 

Check out the new film, “Cascada”, from our friends at Forge!

We are stoked to announce the release of Cascada, by Forge Motion Pictures in collaboration with Camp 4 Collective! 

"…Tangled vines. Endless rain. Dodgy hotel rooms. Mud. Biting flies. Aggressive viruses…Perfection.

Is this a vacation? Erik Boomer, Tyler Bradt, Galen Volckhausen, Tim Kemple, Anson Fogel, Blake Hendrix and Skip Armstrong hunt the remote Mexican jungle for the perfect waterfall…and the perfect shot. Paddler and cinematographer alike explore a world beyond the expected…”

Stay tuned later this week for another big announcement coming from Camp 4 and Forge!!!!

Camp 4 Collective is Hiring!

Alert the Media!

We are hiring in early 2013 and we want YOU!

Do you want to work with some of the coolest folks in the world??

(well…we like to think so)

Do you live in Salt Lake City, UT or would like to?

Seeking a self-motivated and technically proficient professional for full time employment in an exciting, established and growth-oriented Media Production Company.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Digital Video Editing Skills (Adobe Creative Suite & Final Cut Pro preferred)
  • Experience using Network Attached Storage (NAS) and utilities in a RAID environment 
  • Knowledge of the digital storage & formatting process - i.e - Codecs/Transcoding/Logging/File types
  • MAC OSX knowledge
  • Ability to respond effectively to short notice requests and to multi task multiple priorities
  • Ability to meet deadlines that are provided and/or self imposed
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both written and verbally
  • Ability to manage time and self start effectively
  • Flexible and adaptable to changes in assignments and priorities
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, logical, thorough, focused
  • Ability to stay abreast on the current state of our industry, equipment, news, etc.
  • Desire to learn new things, have adventures and love what you do with focus on editorial growth
  • Knowledge and/or Skill in Motion Graphics or Post Production Skills a PLUS (DaVinci Resolve, etc)
  • Firm grasp of the story-telling process, and how to weave natural sound, video and script together to tell a compelling story a PLUS
  • Experience in the Outdoor Industry a PLUS

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organize and maintain all Camp 4 (space) digital assets
  • Supply editors with needed content and build projects loaded with content when possible
  • Send completed projects in for drive backup 
  • Send and receive assets to clients and internally to Camp 4 Editors
  • Build simple projects and rough edits for delivery to clients 
  • Transcode Assets as needed
  • Assist other studio employees with basic computer problems when needed. (E.g. load new software on machines etc)
  • Maintain and Manage all Camp 4 camera systems
  • Charge batteries, store equipment, and maintain a catalog of current gear
  • Test concepts, firmware, equipment, color profiles etc on systems to keep Camp4 on the cutting edge 
  • Keep abreast of the current state of our industry, equipment, news, etc. 
  • Maintain relationships with manufacturers when possible 
  • Occasional commitment of time outside the regular workday schedule to meet necessary deadlines, complete job assignments and maintain client relationships.
  • Know how to shoot, capture, and run all Camp 4 camera systems
Do you have some of these skills and you’re interested? 

We’ll be accepting applications over the next 4-6 weeks and will be calling for interviews in early 2013!

Send your Resume & Cover Letter to jobs@camp4collective.com

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

By Matt Irving

While I was in Crimea, Ukraine, filming an expedition with The North Face athlete team, I was able to spend some time by myself after everyone had left, shooting photos in two very different locations: One on the streets of Simferopol, the other at the beach in Foros. It was a really cool experience to see these two very separate and unique locations. I wrote a couple descriptive paragraphs about each location in hopes of giving you a better understanding of how my brain works.

Disclaimer: if you’ve ever read my Blog of Negativity before, you’re going to be disappointed, unless you hated it.


 The Streets

As the light fades, shadows roll across the stone, like retreating tides. An underlying rumble fills city streets with the exhale of civilizations. The smell of the street wafts up to my nose. It is the sweat and toil of a nation repressed for so many years, struggling to form an identity. People stride through traffic, around corners, down alleyways, allowing purpose and desire to chart their course. The drive to succeed is evident in the way they walk. My eyes dart from one person to the next, each bursting with a story to tell, and yet nobody stops. I sit, waiting. As people come and go, their lives do the same. I catch glimpses once in while. Faces, expressions, and emotions, all hinting at the present, the past, and the future. Our paths cross and for a split second our memories meet. This is what I want to capture.

The Beach

Looking out toward the open sea, I notice a storm moving in. The throngs of tan beer bellies glistening in the sun have departed. A breeze floats by, clearing the air of life’s stresses, bringing with it the sounds of the sea. Waves methodically crash against the shore.  I stop for a moment, feeling the cool round stones underneath my feet, staring at the scene before me. As the clouds approach in the distance, thunder echoes out over the water. A handful of people wander about, some clinging to loved ones, others enjoying the peace and quiet. An older couple jumps in the water, taking advantage of the last warm days of fall. Further down the beach, I see a woman sitting alone, wrapped in a blanket. The sounds of nature are drowned out by her silence. If only for one second could we fully comprehend how humans need one another.  Human interaction: this what I want to capture.

Earlier this Spring, our friends over at Factory Design Labs came to us with an idea for a Winter Ad campaign for The North Face’s new Flashdry Technology.

Stemming from a UTMB experience where Kami Semick developed hypothermia during the race due to extreme weather conditions and her clothing’s poor moisture removal - Flashdry is designed to keep you dryer so you can run longer. Literally, “Drying in Motion.”

Flashdry, the cutting edge in performance temperature regulation, actually pulls the sweat from your body, distributes the moisture within the fabric and then dries faster than any other performance fabric on the market. 

Anyway - we were tasked with telling the evolutionary story and this is what we came up with. We’re thrilled to have it featured on the Dick’s Sporting Goods website this Holiday Season! 

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