Rich A-Wilkes' Adventures
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  • Why I make films and what inspires me

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    I'm Rich. I'm a film producer, but I also enjoy running and climbing mountains.

    I love being outdoors, amongst the trees and the wilderness, exposed to the elements. Nature gives me a sense of calm, but also a sense of adventure and a sense of purpose.

    My love for the outdoors and capturing the world around me came from my childhood. If I wasn't climbing trees or lumps of rock in North Wales, I'd be taking pictures and recording videos on the family's camcorder.

    For a while, I turned my love of climbing into my job. I ran a successful tree business, but after reevaluating my life and where it was going, I decided to leave the comfort of an industry I knew well for my own sanity. I branched out into making corporate films for businesses and for myself, because I would get real enjoyment from capturing the world around me, and telling stories of adventure and survival.

    Telling stories is what makes us human. But I personally find storytelling using words alone difficult. I'm not a public speaker, and I'm a little bit introverted, so I struggle talking to groups. However, I am good behind a camera and I use images to tell a story. To me, video is a collection of moving images, shots, and sounds carefully crafted to tell a story.

    I find it inspiring to hear what humans are capable of and what we can achieve. Our lives are full of adventure, from our first steps, to stepping into new experiences. From climbing mountains to climbing social circles. From the first day at work to launching a new business.

    Adventure is in all of us every day, and my goal is to inspire others to live a life of adventure.

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    • GH5 Test Footage - Skiing in France Puy Saint Vincent - Duration: 72 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 30 views
      I decided to add a GH5 to my camera setup as a lightweight camera and with its IBIS and lens IS working together I was interested to see what it was capable of.

      All the footage was shot at 16:9 ra...
    • The Ring of Steall didn't go to plan - A solo wild camping adventure in the Scottish Highlands - Duration: 11 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 345 views
      I embarked on a solo winter wild camping trip on the Ring of Steall on Christmas Day. It did not go to plan but wild camping did give me time to reflect on a few things in life.

      To get there I had...
    • Why I make films and what inspires me - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 108 views
      I'm Rich. I'm a film producer, but I also enjoy running and climbing mountains.

      I love being outdoors, amongst the trees and the wilderness, exposed to the elements. Nature gives me a sense of ca...
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    • Never let the rain stop you following your dreams! - Duration: 68 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 37 views
      I was browsing music tracks and one matched the weather outside the window.
      The rain pattering on the glass gave me an idea, something to capture.
      There was only one option to get the shots I wan...
    • Coast to coast cycle ride from Whitehaven to Sunderland - Duration: 117 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 152 views
      Usually, I'm the one taking part in such adventures but for once I was providing the support (food, water etc) but couldn't miss the opportunity to film some of the highlights.

      It's hard to make ...
    • How to Make Professional Videos with your Phone - Duration: 5 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 47 views
      How to Make Professional Videos with your Phone. Ever wondered how you can make better videos using your phone? Here are my 5 tips on what you need to do to make better video on your iPhone or Andr...
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    • The most important tip to make better videos - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 88 views
      Everyone worries about having the right gear when they start, but there is something far more important that you need to work on before you worry about upgrading your camera and equipment.


      Having...
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    • I ran my first marathon Manchester Marathon - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 555 views
      I took up running less than a year ago and managed to get a late transfer into the Manchester marathon, the 2nd biggest marathon in the UK.


      My video kit list

      Big camera - https://amzn.to/2x0w0Oa...
    • Cycling to the Alps - day 1 - Duration: 92 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 25 views
      Summer 2018 and my wife and I decided to cycle across France to the Alps. But first, we had to get to France.

      We stopped in Airbnb places for the who trip and had some amazing experiences stoppin...
    • Brutal Swim - Padarn Lake Llanberis August 2018 - Duration: 105 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 318 views
      It's the last swim of 4 challenges for Monika. She's done 2 triathlons and 2 long distance swims all to raise money for Mental Health UK.

      https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/monika-amor-wilkes...
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    • Behind the scenes of my childhood - Duration: 95 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 19 views
      Behind the scenes of where I grew up on Sunday mornings 25 years ago.

      Mom would go to church and we’d be dropped off at Nan’s. I would play with grandads tools or mow the grass while my brother wa...
    • From Manchester to Liverpool via Hartlepool - the monkey hangers - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 67 views
      I was booked to do 2 days work in Manchester and Hartlepool in the North East, 3 hours drive away.
      The third day I was due at a conference in Liverpool so I spent all day driving and ended up back...
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