Woodshed Films doc delves deep into the roots of climbing, surfing, and the environmental movement.
In 1968 Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins set out to surf, ski and climb their way to Patagonia. The wild places they found later motivated them to protect the environment. Inspired by this journey, Jeff Johnson and Woodshed Films set sail on a voyage to South America to climb a mythical peak called Corcovado with Chouinard and Tompkins.
The twin-prop plane swung low, tilting its wings and heading north, only to circle back and swoop down over the men again. It was March 7, 1968, and the members of the Plaisted Polar Expedition looked up at the plane in bewilderment. They were trying to travel to the North Pole by snowmobile — in what they believed to be the first expedition to the North Pole carried out on motorized......read more
Eye of India is a visual record of a journey across India that showcases the diverse culture of one of the world’s fastest developing nations. During a six-week trip, from the tropical shores of Kerala to Nomadic Refugees in the far North, the film highlights moments that aim to capture a feeling of transition as India emerges as an economic super power. A film by Benn Berkeley Music:......read more
SHFT's first original web series, LIGHTEN UP, covers bands as they reduce their carbon footprint. The Honey Brothers perform at Wanderlust - a sustainable festival in Squaw Valley - and take the initiative to reduce their load while on the road. Produced by SHFT and Stonyfield Farm....read more
The past year was an explosive one for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, the Los Angeles ten-piece outfit whose 2009 debut album 'Up From Below' was a runaway hit. The band has been touring pretty much constantly since the record hit the streets, and they're getting a taste of success. At the same time, they're seeing first hand the kind of waste that accompanies a road tour if no steps are......read more
SHFT helped launch Green Music Group (GMG) in Hollywood on the night before the Grammys. Guster, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, and The Roots jammed together and kicked off the new initiative, which was born out of Reverb. Since 2004, Reverb has greened over 80 major music tours while conducting grassroots outreach to over 10 million music fans. They founded GMG to create an environmental......read more
German photographer Florian Wenzel recently spent 40 days traveling through New Zealand, taking in its gorgeous landscape. Wenzel not only returned home with unforgettable memories, but a set of breathtaking photographs that demonstrate why New Zealand is a photographer's paradise. Wenzel's voyage was inspired by photographers he met while traveling through Iceland, who regaled him......read more
Selecting the right backpack for work or play is essential. Whether you’re headed to the office or out on a trail, a good bag can ease the stress of travel. Having ample space for your things is important, but all those extra goodies can be a curse as much as a blessing—your pack is liable to become uncomfortably heavy. Lightning Packshas solved this dilemma with......read more
With a background in optical instrumentation, engineer-turned-photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer says he's inspired by a “passion for the properties of light.” Since shifting gears in 2012, Ferrer has focused on digital infrared photography, creating several series that transform French landscapes into dreamy destinations. Ferrer's photographs are set in different......read more