The “local is lekker” film competition was created to allow SA film makers a chance to present their film making skills annually. The top 3 films were shown around the country in conjunction with the Reel Rock Tour.
First Prize: No Strings Attached
Description: Matthew Bush climbing the hardest free solo routes in South Africa.
Camera: Olaf de Wet; Max Martini
Sound: Karl Haupt/Flatline Studios
Editing: Amy Daneel
Music: Moby “Walk with Me”/”Stabbings”/”Flying Foxes”
Second Prize: Life Enhancement Program
Camera: Jono Joseph
Editing: Garth McIntosh &Jono Joseph
Music: DJ Krush, Feed me ft Tasha Baxter – Strange Behaviour, Krysia’s Music Box
Description: Joe Möhle completing the first Trad ascent of an old open sport project in Cape Town.
Third Prize: Sugarloaf
Description: Alard and Voitecsoloing Desert Rose on Sugarloaf Mountain in Namibia.
Camera: Alard and Voitec
Music: Kongos “I want to know”
Five film-making tips for next year:
1/ Tell a story. Don’t just submit climbing with music. Have a beginning, a main part and an end.
2/ Minimize pans and zooms. They distract the viewer and can actually make them motion-sick.
3/ Watch the position of the sun. Try to have it at your back.
4/ Remember audio. Good narrative and music are key.
5/ Use creative angles and shots. Especially with climbing, getting into the right position is half the battle.
- 10 Tips To Improve Your Climbing Photos by Micky Micky Wiswedel