Master Class on Adventure Filmmaking
Sunday, 15 December, 11:30 am, Nepal Tourism Board
Michael Dillon, a pioneering adventure cinematographer, shares many of the lessons he has learnt during 50 years as a documentary producer and freelance cameraman, including how to stop things going wrong, what equipment and attitudes to take along with you to help get things right, and camera techniques.
Michael’s many award-winning films span the world’s most spectacular destinations from the Himalayas to the Andes, Antarctica and the Arctic, the Pacific and Africa. In 1984 Michael filmed Australia’s first ascent of Everest, unsupported, without bottled oxygen, and via White Limbo, an avalanche prone and unrepeated North Face route. A couple of years later, he conceived the idea and filmed Tim Macartney-Snape’s full ascent of Everest from sea level. The resulting film, Everest: Sea to Summit became the most internationally awarded adventure documentary ever made. Michael is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. Inspired by Hillary’s work among the Sherpas, he became a founding director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004 for his services to the Australian film industry as a pioneer in adventure and mountain film cinematography, and to the community through support for international humanitarian work.
Facilitated by Jolyon Hoff – Director/ Producer, Light Sound Art Film
Michael’s film Ocean to Sky will have its Asian premiere on 14 December, 5:00 pm at the Rastriya Sabha Griha.