Bouldering in Fontainebleau Fri Night Vid

Boulderer and film-maker Jack Smith-Keegin has put together a short feature on his recent trip to Fontainebleau, France.

Font seems a popular location to feature in short climbing videos, perhaps due to the ease of filming bouldering compared to other types of climbing and perhaps due to the natural beauty of the forest and the aesthetic nature of the climbs there.

Some of these films capture the essence and fun of Font more than others. We think Jack's film hits the nail on the head.

Here he introduces his film:

"It's not very exotic, and it doesn't feature any hard climbing, but hopefully the film shows how beautiful a place Font can be to climb, whatever your ability. Some harder climbs were sent during the holiday (honest!), but, perhaps inevitably, the camera wasn't rolling at the time.

We stayed at Maisonbleau, which is a stunning base for a Font trip - a vast improvement on our usual tent-based accommodation. Neil let us in on some of his encyclopaedic Font knowledge, and even let us glimpse his secret guide, so thanks are due to him.

This is the first film we've shot with a DSLR, and we're pleased with the results - if nothing else, it'll be a nice way to remember a great trip!"


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30 Jul, 2010
Very nice vid! Im inspired tog o font now! :D
30 Jul, 2010
Enjoyable film with nice seamless slow motion. How was this achieved? Was it in the edit with footage shot at normal speed if so what did you edit with please?
30 Jul, 2010
beautiful video nice mix between the coloured then black and white shots, good mix of climbing, really good just a young group of lads (and lass) having fun, with improvised sticks+brushes! well done Jack!
30 Jul, 2010
Really enjoyable! Cheers for sharing guys
30 Jul, 2010
I think the makers of this film have achieved their goal. The grades are steady but the slick footage shows you don't need be watching 'the last great problem' to get psyched. Not that the current films out there don't do the job... but it's definitely good to see this kind of thing in the mix. Good skills!
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