This harrowing expedition pushed a group of mountaineers to the mental and physical brink; carving them Down To Nothing. A six-person team from The North Face and National Geographic attempted to summit an obscure peak in Myanmar (Hkakabo Razi) to determine if it is Southeast Asia’s highest point. The expedition members, led by The North Face athlete and Telluride mountaineer Hilaree O’Neill include, videographer Renan Ozturk, climber Emily Harrington, and National Geographic author Mark Jenkins, photographer Cory Richards, and basecamp manager Taylor Rees.
More from the expedition:
Read blogs from the athletes in the field @ neverstopexploring.com/expeditions/myanmar/
See more from them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with #MyanmarClimb.
Watch the behind the scenes edit from National Geographic @ bit.ly/1MAYL4A
Read Mark Jenkins’ article in National Geographic @ bit.ly/1MAYU7S
Olafur Arnalds – “Frysta”
Hecq – “Madison”
Sunday Ent. – “Small Part”
Cody Westheimer – “Camping Solo”
Music by Marmoset
East Forest – “Toad Lick”
Yardass – “Inglorious Finale”
Matthew Morgan – “Meadowlarks” + “ Sun Through The Clouds”
WATCH FULL SCREEN!
A tilt-shift film, shot by Joerg Daiber in Rangoon (Yangon), Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay and Bagan in Burma (Myanmar).
You can license raw footage clips from the Little Big World series here: gettyimages.de/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=de&family=creative&p=spoonfilm&assetType=film
For embedding please use this site: youtube.com/watch?v=LXsMkbh9h6g
Shot with Lumix GH2, Gorillapod, 14-140mm and 7-14mm Lumix Lenses. Edited with Final Cut Pro. Postproduction with After Effects.
Thanks everyone for the nice comments. Since so many asked for more information: The sunsets/sunrises were shot with an intervalometer at 10 sec (the Balloons in the intro were at 1 or 2 sec) Most of the other stuff was shot in regular video HBR mode and later sped up in post to whatever speed needed.
The effect was created manually in AE and so were many masks. Quite a lot of shots were handheld, since I travelled without tripod, so they were also stabilzed in AE later.
Music: Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1