Capturing the essence of adventure in more than 70 extreme films has taken EMMY award winning cameraman and filmmaker Keith Partridge to some of the world’s most hostile and spectacular environments. From the Eiger’s North Face, a storm bound winter Arctic, and a toxic fume-filled Indonesian volcano, to hunting with eagles in Mongolia, and the white-water caves of Papua New Guinea, Partridge has been pushing the limits of extreme filmmaking for television and cinema.
Keith is highly experienced in shooting in locations across the globe – Extensive Arctic in Winter and Summer, Alpine in Winter and Summer, high altitude (Everest, the Annapurnas and Karakorum), the Greater Ranges (Andes and Himalaya), rock and ice climbing, rain forest (Amazon, PNG, West Africa), desert and remote area. With extensive DoP and Directer camera experience in documentary, features and drama with cameras from large chip (F55, FS7 and C300, Alexa Mini, Amira, standard shoulder mount cameras and small form cameras plus 16mm / 35mm film, he is highly experienced in developing shooting packages to enable coverage and capture to the appropriate technical standards.
Keith is also a CAA Drone Pilot.
In May 2012, Partridge reached the summit of Mount Everest. Filming alongside mountaineer Kenton Cool, they fulfilled an 88-year-old pledge by delivering an Olympic Gold medal to the summit in the run up to the London 2012 Games.
In May 2015 he was part of a BBC team to explore the Venezuelan Tepuis, battling for days in treacherous storms and loose rock on an unclimbed ‘big wall’, squeezing through uncharted caves before abseiling a vertical kilometre alongside the world’s highest waterfall.
His career continues to move forward with recent filming expeditions to Oman, Greenland, Winter Himalaya, Slovenia – caving and to Iceland.
He fulfilled the role of Professor of Professional Media Practice with the University of Cumbria and is Faculty at Banff Centre for Arts and creativity in Canada were he runs the Adventure Filming Workshop and Masterclass programmes.
His international award winning book ‘The Adventure Game’ charting his experiences in filming at the ends of the earth was published in June 2015.