Filmmaking

G.O. 120 – Bill Sharpsteen

G.O. 120 – Documenting Adventure With Bill Sharpsteen of Mr. Hall’s Trail Guide Cub Scout Drop-out Bill Sharpsteen became enamored with outdoor exploration on a high school backpacking trip. His inquisitive sensibilities and desire for adventure lead him to a career as a journalist, photographer, and documentary producer. His latest project is the YouTube channel…

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G.O. 118 – Jesse St. Louis

G.O. 118 – Be Infamous With Jesse St. Louis Jesse St. Louis has always been enamored with the chaos of moving water. Yet, an obsessive pursuit of his acting career kept him blind to the natural world around him for many years. A fateful experience atop a waterfall in L.A. would inspire him to reevaluate…

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G.O. 115 – Liz Del Sol

G.O. 115 – Magician Liz Del Sol Swims With the Sharks Born in Mexico, but raised in Texas, Liz Del Sol always felt an intense draw towards adventure and performing. Naturally, as soon as she graduated from college, she headed for Hollywood to pursue both. A fateful night at a production party would introduce her…

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G.O. 112 – Justin Pugh

G.O. 112 – Justin Pugh is On Rope Justin Pugh’s childhood outdoor experiences were minimal. This began to change while attending university in Florida where he discovered the secret realm of urban exploration. Urbex was his initial gateway to the outdoors—a doorway that exploded open after moving to California and joining a camping trip in…

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G.O. 096 – Kristin Tieche

G.O. 096 – Bats and Bikes With Kristin Tieche San Francisco native Kristin Tieche loves bats and bicycles. Both of these passions find their way into her work as a filmmaker: be it a feminist horror film on two wheels, an insightful series about cycling visionaries, or a documentary reflection on the lives of bats….

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G.O. 083 – Daniel Harm

G.O. 083 – Daniel Harm Builds a Trail to Harmony Daniel Harm has lived an eclectic existence influenced by nature and art. He grew up internationally, raced bicycles professionally, lived in the wilderness building an ornate trail system, scales mountains and trees, and shares his style of unique art through photography and film. He and…

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G.O. 081 – Daniel Elson

G.O. 081 – Daniel Elson, Mustachioed Animator Canyoneer Daniel Elson makes cartoons, hides his past, and descends canyons on sketchy anchors. Did we mention his mustache? He has a boffo mustache. Daniel and Jason hid from the rain in a makeup room one morning to discuss the state of animation, ways to get fired, California…

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G.O. 059 – Matt Podolsky

G.O. 059 – Wild Lens on Conservation With Matt Podolsky Matt Podolsky grew up immersed in the New England outdoors, but it was an IMAX documentary he saw at an early age that changed his view of humanity’s place in nature. His career as a wildlife biologist working with California Condors led him into the…

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G.O. 057 – Steven Calcote

G.O. 057 – Steven Calcote Stumbles Across the Globe An artsy kid born in Kerrville, Texas and raised across the U.S. as a military brat, Steven Calcote always sought unique narratives and varied experiences. After moving to China for a work study program, he became enamored with seeing the world and finding the hidden places…

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G.O. 054 – Aaron Nardi

G.O. 054 – Aaron Nardi, VHS to BMX Aaron Nardi found himself shooting videos and riding BMX professionally at an early age. Eventually, he left behind his county fair performances and moved to Los Angeles where he began to dabble in marketing and photography ultimately discovering the power of controlled lighting. He now works primarily…

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