Poland / 2003 / 50'
The difficulty of shooting video or film scenes in climbs on rock walls or during arduous mountaineering ascents is well known.
Over the years the comparison of quality between the many resources available for television crews and the means at the disposal of mountaineers working on the great walls (which the crew cannot reach) is gradually being equalised, also thanks to modern digital equipment. There are, however, other disquisitions concerning innovations, proposals, ideas, editing and production means.
With three episodes developed on a climbing wall, on Cerro Torre in Patagonia and on Capitan in the Yosemite, this video proposes an immediate reflection and comparison of the diversities, difficulties and risks invariably presented every time one has to film a climb.
was born in Bydgoszcz in 1959. In the years 1977-1981 he participated in a student theatre movement as an actor and director, first in Bydgoszcz and then in Torun. In 1978 he started studying mathematics at Nicolaus Copernicus University. Having received a diploma with a distinction he worked as an academic teacher at the Mathematics Institute at the N. Copernicus University for three years.
In 1986 he started to study at the faculty of direction of Lodz Film School. When he graduated, he started working there as an academic teacher of film direction. In 2007, he received his doctorate in film. On 3rd September 1991 he was founded the Film Studio “Everest”. Within over fifteen years of its existence it has produced over forty films and film series. There are documentaries, reports, short fiction, promotion and advertising films. Altogether over 60 hours of broadcast. These films were awarded 90 times at several international film festivals.