This year started with a lightning quick trip to Australia's Blue Mountains where we caught up with Sir Chris Bonington and Leo Houlding for a BBC production - 'The Adventure Is Not Yet Over'. Then from a working temperature of +26c to -15c and the shooting of the opening ice-climbing sequence for the movie - 'Alien Versus Predator'. Late in the Summer other shoots took Keith to Slovenia for Channel 4's 'Extreme Celebrity Detox' series and finally shooting Hi-definition on the North side of Everest, Tibet for a cinema release documentary.
Keith was awarded the 'Extreme Camera Award' at the Explorers Festival in Poland.
'Alien Versus Predator' - 20th Century Fox
With a brief to come up with 'really spectacular ice-climbing footage', Neue Blanche proved the ideal location. High above Chamonix in the French Alps this classic 500 ft icefall was certainly airy, very steep and technical both from a climbing and camera-access point of view. We used an Arri 435 to get shots above, alongside, below and out-in-space. Debbie Birch from Sheffield acted as stunt-double doing her stuff on the ice.
DoP Mountain Unit
'Blindsight' - High - definition Documentary
Often demonised and sometimes left abandoned on the streets this film examines the lives of six blind Tibetan teenagers and their relationships with their families and society. The film culminates in an attempt on Lak Pa Ri - a 23,000ft peak on the north side of Everest led by American blind climber Erik Weihenmayer. The film shot on the Panasonic HD27 Varicam and blown to 35mm is set for cinema release. www.blindsightthemovie.com
'Extreme Celebrity Detox - Channel 4
Four celebrities including Jack Osbourne combine Tai Chi with travelling through the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Rock-climbing, abseiling, bivouacs and all manner of rope-tricks were set to push them beyond their limits in an atmosphere of personal development.
DVCAM through Ginger Productions
'The Adventure Is Not Yet Over' - BBC1
As he approaches his 70th birthday, Chris Bonington reveals the real man behind the face of British mountaineering when he climbs with Leo Houlding in the Blue Mountains of Australia.
Cameraman & sound on DVCAM through Triple Echo Productions
Balance of Risk - Director / Producer
This short film looks at the life of Jamie Andrew and his return to the sport that almost killed him following a tragic mountaineering accident. His climbing partner wasn't so lucky and died while they were stranded high the the Alps. Jamie wears the results of his survival.
Finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and selected as part of their Best Of Banff World Tour