Backpacker Radio #141 | Andy Laub

In as we speak’s episode of Backpacker Radio offered by The Trek, we’re joined by Andy Laub.  Andy is a thru-hiker, documentarian, cinematographer, director, editor, visible results artist…principally all issues below the solar coping with making movies.  His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Nationwide Geographic, BBC World, Amazon Prime, Hulu & PBS World Channel.  His first path documentary, As It Occurs, has greater than 1,000,000 views on YouTube.  We chat all about his backpacking profession, what goes into knowledgeable video manufacturing, juggling his adventures whereas being a dad or mum of two children, and we go deep on his newest venture, THRU, a six-part sequence that includes his 2018 thru-hike of the Pacific Northwest Path.  Whether or not you nerd out on video stuff or not, I assure you’ll get pleasure from this chat.  It’s a enjoyable one. 

We wrap the present with a extra formal announcement of the winner of the Backpacker Radio Sponsorship, we get a fan submission patent-pending about ingesting sunscreen, and do a triple crown of thru-hiking phrases, clichés, and acronyms. 

Backpacker Radio #141 | Andy Laub


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Interview with Andy Laub

Time stamps & Questions

00:06:22 – QOTD: Do you Wordle?

00:10:12 – BPR Bulletins: Path Days Highway Journey & Meetup Location

00:14:56 – Introducing Andy Laub

00:15:20 – The place’d you get into backpacking? 

00:17:42 – What was your AT begin date?

00:18:35 – Did you begin on the stars?

00:19:41 – If you’re caught, do you suppose like a movie narrator?

00:20:01 – Have been you in entrance of or behind the digital camera?

00:20:56 – Dialogue of on-camera hand gestures and movie angles

00:22:14 – Is there a bubble in February on the AT?

00:23:05 – What analysis did you do pre-trail?

00:24:30 – Inform us about assembly your first path pal.

00:25:33 – Inform us about The Dusty Camel.

00:27:02 – Inform us about your time on the Discovery Channel.

00:28:45 – What’s Ian’s background at this level?

00:29:14 – Was the concept for the PCT movie first or the concept to hike?

00:29:25 – Inform us concerning the PCT in 2011.

00:32:10 – What was your movie tools and the way heavy was it?

00:32:35 – How do you determine who movies what?

00:34:06 – Is it powerful to seize each the highs and the lows?

00:36:53 – Is it tougher so that you can be in entrance of or behind the digital camera?

00:38:19 – What doorways did As It Occurs open for you?

00:39:16 – How did the Nationwide Geographic Society venture come about?

00:41:05 – How did you go from As It Occurs to the manufacturing worth of THRU?

00:43:22 – What different tools do you might have on path?

00:44:39 – Dialogue concerning the cinematography and digital camera gear of THRU. 

00:47:48 – What was the key videography weapon Chaunce introduced on the AT?

00:48:28 – What’s the method of creating a documentary?

00:51:22 – Are you recording your flashbacks whereas mountaineering?

00:52:18 – Are you directing the entire footage on path?

00:53:40 – Do you determine what you need the scenes to seem like whereas mountaineering?

00:57:09 – How do you retain everybody on the identical web page?

01:00:16 – Do it’s worthwhile to have a whole lot of endurance or social consciousness?

01:03:07 – How did you set the group collectively?

01:04:44 – What packs did you employ?

01:07:47 – Dialogue concerning the group dynamic.

01:09:40 – Dialogue about sq. tarps and equipment weight.

01:10:03 – Is there a technique to lighten heavy digital camera tools?

01:11:27 – What are your three prime tricks to take one thing novice and make it look excessive class?

01:14:34 – Should you might return and critique As It Occurs, what suggestions would you give?

01:16:16 – Are there ever moments you want you may have captured on digital camera?

01:19:25 – What’s THRU?

01:22:46 – Did you might have any loopy grizzly encounters or oh shit moments?

01:27:25 – Do death-defying moments hit otherwise now that you’ve got youngsters?

01:31:37 – Who does the graphics in THRU?

01:33:20 – What’s the dumbest factor you probably did on the hike?

01:34:12 – Dialogue concerning the PNT’s path varieties, utilization, and season/climate window.

01:37:11 – Did you miss any miles?

01:37:56 – What’s your full path resume?

01:38:25 – What are among the movies you made between trails?

01:41:56 – How do you keep your positivity within the face of local weather change?

01:43:34 – Dialogue about local weather change.

01:48:22 – What’s your dream venture?

01:51:30 – Have been you on the fence about bringing a drone?

01:53:45 – Dialogue about the way forward for the PNT and worth of the Nationwide Scenic Trails.

01:56:54 – How can folks watch THRU?

01:58:43 – Will there be a season 2?

02:01:25 – Lobster info!

02:04:17 – Dialogue about timber.

02:06:00 – Thanks!


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