WAY OUT THERE
Our work was born from shooting the best action and adventure athletes in the wildest places on earth. We’ve learned a thing or ten about the magical soup of teamwork, hustle, sweat and a lot of heart. Our collective drive for excellence is at the core of who we are and what we do as artists, athletes, filmmakers and photographers. Our passion for light, story and humanity transcends genre. This is our life’s work.
Anson Fogel + View Reel
Anson’s lifelong passion for film was born of a childhood spent in the rural mountain west, wandering, and devouring books, music, and movies. Today he is known for an emotive, ephemeral style, rooted in the natural world. As a director, he has won over 20 major film festival awards, including the Grand Prize and 3 other awards at Banff 2011, Grand Prize at New Zealand, The Fowler Award at Telluride, The Camera prizes at Trento and Gratz, and many more. He has directed or shot commercial and television work for Microsoft, Oakley, Colorado Tourism, NRS, New Belgium, Westin, Nissan, Top Gear, NBC, The PAC12, USA Cycling and Trek, and has produced, written or edited multiple short and long form narrative and documentary films.
It’s 3am at my home in Salt Lake city, but I’m in a cramped cabin in Alaska trying to steal a few hours sleep before the dawn call time. I’ve spent most of the last half of my life living out of the back of a car, surfing friend’s couches, at base camps, in dusty camp grounds or like tonight, in ‘local lodging’.
15 years ago, right after picking up my first camera, I wrote in my journal that I was“perpetually stoked, penniless and loving every minute of it.” I’m a bit older now, I have a few more grey hairs, but if you distill it down not much has changed. I love telling stories, I love the energy of the city and the beauty of the mountains, I love culture, I love evoking emotion with film.
I’ve shot and directed commercially on six continents in over thirty countries. Some of my clients include BFGoodrich, RedBull, The North Face, Colorado Tourism, and Eastern Mountain Sports.
Renan Ozturk + View Reel
Renan is a globally recognized expedition climber, landscape artist and filmmaker. His cutting edge big wall first ascents, mountain murals and films realized as part of The North Face athlete team have brought him around the globe from the high Himalaya, the jungles of Borneo and deserts of Africa. With the advent of next generation lightweight satellite, solar and DSLR camera technology, Renan has pushed the art of filmmaking from extreme locations. His video ‘dispatches’ produced during expeditions bring the adventure to a worldwide online audience in near real time. They have been a key viral story telling component for clients including The North Face, National Geographic and Outside Magazine. Through top mountain film festival awards and online viral recognition, Renan’s cinematography and visual story telling style has emerged as one of the leaders for the outdoor industry. He co-founded Camp 4 Collective to continue to push the boundaries of expedition storytelling.