ProFusion Presentations

Shooting the Academy Award Winning Film, Free Solo.


Presented by: Mikey Schaefer
Wednesday 13 | Canon Booth & Thursday 14 | Canon Booth

Seminar Overview

Cinematographer, Mikey Schaefer will be at the Canon booth talking about his experience filming Free Solo with Jimmy Chin and the Canon cinema gear that was used.


About Mikey Schaefer

Mikey Schaefer is a photographer, filmmaker and climber with a house in central Oregon, a post office box in Yosemite National Park, and a shack in El Chalten, Argentina. He embraced the climbing life as teenager, moved to Yosemite and eventually began pioneering difficult routes, first in Yosemite and then in the world's out-of-the-way places. His commitment to the vertical life evolved into telling visual stories for the largest brands in the outdoor industry, including; Patagonia, Red Bull, Black Diamond, Mountain Hardwear, Prana, Outdoor Research, 5.10 and La Sportiva. His editorial work has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, Alpinist, Climbing and Rock and Ice. He has done cinematography work for National Geographic TV, 60 Minutes, Fox Searchlight, Duct Tape then Beer and Sender Films. His most recent work includes "Free Solo", which earned an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Schaefer is now also a Primetime Emmy Winner in Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program for his work in Free Solo.


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