The Adventure Game - a Cameraman’s Tales from Films At The Edge

11 April 2019

19:00 - 20:30

RPS House
337 Paintworks
Bath Road

Non RPS Member£20.00 
RPS Member£15.00 

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© Keith PartridgeAs one of the world’s most experienced adventure cameramen Keith’s journey to work may well kick-off with a heart-stopping abseil through vertical jungle, a helicopter winch-line onto an icy mile-high mountain face or a close encounter with some of the world’s most iconic wildlife.  With camera in hand he has made the most challenging, spectacular and remote places on the planet his ‘office’ during his freelance career filming for cinema productions and broadcast.

His sideways look at the ‘extreme’ takes us on journeys through a variety of projects and extraordinary locations with stories from behind the scenes.  Presentations examine just what it takes to capture the essence of adventure from some of the most outrageous situations and camera positions imaginable.

Keith Partridge 

In a career spanning over 30 years and close to 70 films, Keith Partridge has been capturing the essence of ‘in-your-face’ adventure that continues to push the limits of television, cinema and media production in the world’s harshest environments; from the summit of Everest to unchartered cave systems deep in Papua New Guinea, the world’s most iconic mountain faces and first ascents of mountains in the ‘Lost World’ of Venezuela.

He received an ‘International EMMY’ for his work on the BBC flagship series ‘The Human Planet’, the Guild of Television Camera Professional’s ‘Award for Excellence’ for the filming of exploratory expedition in the heart of Venezuela and the International Explorers Festival ‘Camera Extreme Award’ for his work on the BAFTA Best British Film ‘Touching the Void’.  Other productions in which he’s been involved have won dozens of international film awards.

© Keith PartridgeIn 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.

His cross-genre work has taken him to all seven continents and has been shown on the BBC, Discovery, Channel 4, C5, ITV, National Geographic, Pathe Films, and 20th Century Fox. He has lectured on filmmaking to the Royal Television Society, HFF in Berlin, BAFTA, International Conferences, and the Royal Geographical Society.

In a training capacity, he has tutored at the BBC’s National Training Centre and is a Professor of Practice (Film and Media) with the University of Cumbria in the UK. Keith is faculty with the Adventure Filmmakers Workshop and the Adventure Filmmakers Masterclass at Banff Centre for Arts and creativity in Canada.

Written articles have appeared in many of the UK’s climbing and outdoor magazines and his international award-winning book ‘The Adventure Game’, charting his experiences in filming at the ends of the earth was published in June 2015. ‘Bonington : Mountaineer’ his recent multi-award winning film has screened in festivals across the world.

This talk is presented by Keith Partridge and The Royal Photographic Society.

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Region: Bristol (HQ), WesternGroup(s): Nature, Travel