It’s been really cool to step up the VR game this summer, working with Portland-based agency The Program on an experience for Ledlenser. I field-produced and edited the piece, Night Sessions lit by Ledlenser, which became a user experience at the Leatherman/Ledlenser Outdoor Retailer booth in August and is now available on the Jaunt app.
With climbing season kicking off in the Karakoram range of Pakistan, droves of climbers are now joining guided trips up some of the world’s most dangerous peaks – including K2. This month, I explored the evolution of guided climbing on K2 for National Geographic Adventure, including the challenges of building a commercial industry on a mountain notorious for its technical climbing, merciless weather and high mortality rate.
Image courtesy Madison Mountaineering.
While in production for Middlebury late in 2014, Seedlight Pictures stumbled upon the story of Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue, who run Maps for Good, a start up that partners with conservation organization to create maps that illustrate their work – in this case it was the new Patagonia Park, which has been in development over the past ten years by Conservacion Patagonica. Marty and Ross received a Patagonia Environmental Grant and National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to complete their work in Patagoina. We spent a week in the park mapping new trails with Marty and Ross and learning about the park, which is an exceptionally ecologically diverse tract of land home to all the region’s original species. The film explores the way maps can serve as powerful tools to conserve wild lands and, through the voice of conservation icon, Kris Tompkins, and Marty and Ross, highlights a new era of exploration that is focused around conservation, more than simply discovery. The film is currently in production…Stay tuned for more updates soon.
Tahria is a freelance commercial and documentary producer based in Portland, Oregon. Hailing originally from, Sydney, Australia, she has worked in remote locations in over 15 countries across the world.
Last year, Tahria worked with National Geographic Studios to produce a new series following the path of human evolution through the horn of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Visit the show website here.
Tahria is a frequent collaborator with environmentally-minded production company Seedlight Pictures, where she manages each project from conception to completion. She is as capable behind the camera as she is crafting story in the editing suite.
She has helped clients like Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Nature Conservancy, Travel Oregon, Maine Farmland Trust, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Neighborhood Centers Inc. and Middlebury College bring their stories to life whilst also acting as master logistician throughout pre-production, in-field and post-production stages. Among other fond collaborators are National Geographic, MediaStorm, NW Documentary and Maser Films.
Tahria’s films have received recognition at various film festivals, including…
Finalist, Eric Moe Sustainability Award, 2015 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Best Documentary Short, 2015 California International Shorts Festival
Best Environmental Short, 2015 Mountain Film Festival
Official selection, 2014 Camden International Film Festival
Official selection, 2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Official selection, 2014 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Official selection, 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival
Read about some of Tahria’s recent adventures in an interview with travel blog Travels With Nina here.
Read a recent interview about Tahria’s life in the outdoors with Sisu Girls here.
Follow her on Instagram here.
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