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Into Water listed as the top 25 VR videos on YouTube 2019 on Forbes. @sherpascinema killing it second year in a row! Anyone out there want to make it a third? ;) Not possible without the following 👇@mlejackson@kakanikatija@dalal_el_hanna@shannonswitzerswanson@kmmullin1@sarahleesteele@caseysapp@mssdeleon@davidtomiakcolour@davemossop@mitchellgscott@jakedyson@m_sangy@jacobyoffeeAnd so many more. Thanks for a fantastic year.

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December 2019

La Liste: Everything or Nothing trailer dropped earlier this week. Get ready for some 6000m peak madness. This multi year film is coming to a head in 2020. Link in bio.@jeremieheitz and @samanthamatten tour the world (Switzerland, Peru, Canada, Pakistan, and TBD) hunting aesthetic 6000m peaks to charge with their signature fast and fluid style. @sherpascinema@eric_crosland@leohoorn____@drftwd_jt@m_sangy@davemossop@symes_te@lucarolli78@joshu_wow@jacobyoffee and so many more!

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December 2019

Our camp this summer in Poisson Blanc Regional Park in Quebec while filming with @dalal_el_hanna + @elloriemcknight - the lakes and waterways of Ontario and Quebec are incredibly beautiful and diverse ecosystems. It has me dreaming of a portage trip next season 🚣🛶🌊🌳 Drone shot by @jakedyson

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December 2019

A view of the mighty Masherbrum in Pakistan's Karakoram range.Shot on 35 by @vinceemond from our tent in July 2016.

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December 2019

Words below by @sherpascinema / @mikeynix ( 🎥 Link in bio) ‘Into Water - California’. It’s time to unveil the final installment of the four Virtual Reality episodes that we created with @natgeo and #YouTubeVRThe episodes follow four incredible women, National Geographic explorers whose work is based on of our planet’s greatest miracles: water.This episode follows the work of Kakani Katija, (@kakanikatija) the lead engineer at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). (@mbari_news) “The ocean’s midwaters are one of the least-explored places on earth, full of creatures that defy imagination,” says Kakani.Those waters are home to massive jellyfish, otherworldly worms, Giant Larvaceans, Vampire Squids and countless other species that look like they’d be right at home in outerspace, but are actually just a few thousand metres below the surface of the ocean. “We have better maps of the moon and mars than we do of our seas,” explains Kakani. //Hit the link in our bio to join Kakani on a tour of one of our planet’s final frontiers.If you watch the episode through your phone, the YouTube app will give you the 360 experience. But if you’re looking for the true 3-Dimensional VR experience, hit up YouTube VR on the Oculus Go headset.// Huge thanks to everyone involved in this episode. We couldn’t have done it your incredibly high level of expertise. 🙏 //@natgeo @insidenatgeo @caseysapp @google @kakanikatija @steve.hendo @mitchellgscott @mbari_news @mssdeleon @birdseyeofbigsky @kmmullin1 @davidtomiakcolour @jacobyoffee @davemossop @rolandeksteins @m_sangy @sarahleesteele @360labs @jeremykenning @rawcameraco #NatGeoWomenofImpact #VirtualReality #YouTubeVR #NatGeoOnAssignment #NationalGeographic

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November 2019

Canada's watersheds and freshwater ecosystems are one of our world's treasures - they are the lifeblood of our towns and cities - yet our actions are affecting them in increasingly negative ways. That's where @dalal_el_hanna comes in. In Into Water: Canada - our third VR episode for @natgeo - we share a small part of Dalal's work in freshwater ecosystem research. Check out the link in my bio on YouTube or the YouTube VR app to catch a glimpse of the beautiful waterways and water bodies of Québec.Photos above are by @jakedyson and were taken in Jacques Cartier National Park and Poisson Blanc Regional Park in late-July / early August this past summer. A special thanks to @reveredcinema@pattersonimages for the drone work.@sherpascinema@insidenatgeo@mitchellgscott @elloriemcknight@kmmullin1@davidtomiakcolour @jacobyoffee @rolandeksteins  @m_sangy @davemossop @360labs@jeremykenning and many more!#NatGeoWomenofImpact

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November 2019

The Savage Mountain.K2 Base Camp 2016. 📸🎞️ @vinceemond

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November 2019

The remote fishing village of Toropot at sunset. Swipe to see the 360 version.Into Water: Indonesia goes live on @natgeo social channels today. Head over there to check out the story. Episode link in bio.@sherpascinema@shannonswitzerswanson@insidenatgeo@mitchellgscott@caseysapp@jacobyoffee@davidtomiakcolour@rawcameraco@radiantimages@kmmullin1@jennapirog and so many more!

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November 2019

From the markets of Bali to the uncrowded surf breaks of Sumba to the remote fishing villages of Central Sulawesi - this episode was a surreal ride. Episode 2 of Into Water - Indonesia drops today. Link in bio.@shannonswitzerswanson recently spent the year in the remote Banggai Archipelago in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia studying the local fishing population to learn why some families practiced ecologically responsible practices and others didn't. To spend a year in a remote village like Toropot (let alone find it!) is a true testament to Shannon's character. Driven by a passion for her work and Indonesia Shannon has made a second home in Central Sulawesi as a marine social ecologist (and surfer). A special shout out to @caseysapp - an absolute legend in the underwater camera and VR space. Casey was gracious enough to say yes to this expedition amid visa and permitting uncertainty (it is notoriously hard to permit a film production in Indonesia). He and he alone leads the charge for the best underwater immersive visuals. Thank you! It was a pleasure to experience this place with you. Super proud of the 360 3D surf shot - hairy currents for a second there!@achoakina led the charge in helping us bring a film crew out to the Banggai Regency and showed us a passion for his home and a kindness beyond words. Thank you Acho for everything that you did to make this trip a success. It was a pleasure working, diving, and singing karaoke with you! A million thank yous to you and your team!And one of the more epic motorized travel pushes the team has been on via plane + boat.Vancouver-Taipei-Bali-Sumba-Bali-Makassar-Luwuk-Banggai-Toropot-Luwuk-Makassar-Jakarta-Bali-Taipei-Vancouver@sherpascinema@natgeo@insidenatgeo And the incredible crew who brought it all together:@mitchellgscott@kmmullin1@davidtomiakcolour@jacobyoffee@davemossop@rolandeksteins@m_sangy@sarahleesteele@jennapirog@360labs@jeremykenning@radiantimages@rawcameraco@zana.modyFrame grabs pulled from the final 360 by @caseysapp / yours truly.

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November 2019

Before / After. BTS production still to final panorama over Breiðamerkurjökull.@mssdeleon Flying the Insta360 Pro V2 on the Alta 8.@360labs with the roto / VFX@davidtomiakcolour making it come alive. -- @davemossop@mitchellgscott@kmmullin1📸@jakedyson@sherpascinema@natgeo

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November 2019

Wow.What a year it has been. Two years ago almost to the day is when the conversation started to develop this virtual reality series with #youtubevr and @natgeo. Since then, it has been incredible, stressful, fulfilling ride that has taken us around the globe in the name of telling the stories of four incredible women working in water related research. This is the first episode in that series entitled "Into Water - Iceland" and features Dr. M Jackson (@mlejackson) - you can watch it through the link in my bio, or ideally, through the YouTube VR app in the Oculus Go. Head over to @natgeo main page and watch the story in their feed. Now get out your nerd goggles on and enjoy episode 1.There are so many people I want to thank. First off, thank you @mlejackson for allowing us to share a small part of your story and opening your incredible world, network, and deep knowledge and understanding of Iceland, glaciers, and beyond to us.  To @sherpascinema for trusting me to work on this project, experiment, build camera solutions, shoot, and explore storytelling and form in an emerging medium. To @mitchellgscott for tackling this project with me this entire way - thanks for your support, talent, passion, and for being an all around hilarious and stoked EP. To @jakedyson for being the MAN! Beautiful stills captured for the project - stoked to make many more with you. And to my incredible partner @zana.mody for supporting me through this entire hectic year - I can't thank you enough! And to the people who worked tirelessly on this episode to make it happen - thank you for your creative energy, support, leadership, and technical expertise! @davemossop@jakedyson@localicelander @guillaume_m_k@jacobyoffee@davidtomiakcolour @birdseyeofbigsky @mssdeleon @360labs @kmmullin1@fusioncine @rawcameraco @sarahleesteele @natgeo @insidenatgeo#youtubevr@rolandeksteins@m_sangy and so many more! Photos by the incredibly talented @jakedysonEpisodes released weekly until the end of November - Indonesia, Quebec, and California to come.

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October 2019

With the rest of the Western world setting terrible political precedents (populism, anti-immigration, division, climate change denialism) today is Canada's chance to set an incredibly important political tone.This is about walking towards a future that accepts people from all walks of life, that supports a diverse range of communities across the country, that protects our incredible environment (from climate change AND pollution). Conservatism this election is truly a vote for the past. If you dig into that platform you will see that it is ONLY 53 billion dollars worth of cuts. This is no way to support people, the economy, and a green future. The market will never get there by itself. Today, let's do our part and vote for the future.#ivoted#green#ndp#liberal 📸 above is in Jacques Cartier National Park north of Québec, Québec by Jake Dyson.

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September 2019

I'm loving the growing momentum in communities all around the world that is sparking a wider conversation around climate change. This is a conversation that should never divide people. We need to find tactics to not fight, but engage and teach deniers, sceptics, and (in Canada) those with right leaning political views that this issue should be at the very forefronts of our minds. So be kind, engage, empathise - I'm convinced that 99 percent of people are good people and at the end of the day we all really want the same thing.So my Canadian friends, please please PLEASE register to vote Oct 21st - and have our beautiful planet in mind when you do. 📸🚁drone shot by the one and only @jakedyson in Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland. (and stay tuned to @natgeo the week of October 15th to meet some incredible women doing INCREDIBLE things for our planet)@sherpascinema@natgeo

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August 2019

@jakedyson throwing down some unreal photos for our @natgeo/@sherpascinema VR series. The world’s watersheds are a vital component of our planet’s well-being. They are the filtration systems for the world’s fresh water, their ecology home to myriad species of plant and animal life, their wild spaces integral to humanity’s well-being. Dalal Hanna is a freshwater ecologist and National Geographic Explorer. She grew up exploring the rivers and lakes of rural Quebec and Ontario, a passion that has her pursuing a Phd at McGill University and sharing her wisdom on the intricacies of watershed health with youth. In our third installment of Into Water, a virtual reality project we’re working on in partnership with National Geographic and YouTube VR, we follow Dalal as she heads on research expeditions into the wilds north of Quebec City and Ottawa, two bustling Canadian metropolis’ fed by beautiful, albeit complex river systems when it comes to protection, land-use, recreation, and human development. Stay tuned for more as we prepare to launch the series in Fall 2019. Words by @mitchellgscott Additional ultimate talent: @pattersonimages@dalal_el_hanna@fusioncine

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July 2019

We are privileged to share @dalal_el_hanna 's story and her mission to protect Canada's amazing watershed (and beyond). A sneak peak at the majestic river valley of Jacques Cartier National Park in Quebec.More to come in October... 🚁📷: @jakedyson@sherpascinema@insidenatgeo@pattersonimages@mitchellgscott#insidenatgeo

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July 2019

Last week enroute to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park on horseback. w/ @travelalberta@sherpascinema@m_sangy@jamietanner1986@alimsabir and the wonderful team at @horsebackbanff Moved right back into production in Quebec, Quebec!

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May 2019

@sherpascinema repost - for those who missed it. Thank you @mlejackson - it has truly been a pleasure to share your story the past two weeks - unbelievably excited to bring this to life over the next few months. --- People don’t get much more inspiring. @natgeo explorer Dr M Jackson, seen here atop the Skālafelsjökull Glacier near Höfn, is a PhD Glaciologist by trade but a teacher, comedian, artist and warrior at heart. M’s life arch is almost unfathomable. From the most humble of roots, raised by impoverished parents moving between her dad’s welding jobs in Alaska and Washington State, then through a devastating accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver that took her mother’s leg, and finally the tragic passing of both parents by cancer and her brother through depression. And now, somehow, she has found a way. A way to persevere. To rise above all odds. To become one of the most respected and inspiring leaders in the field of glaciology. To unwaveringly endeavour in positive impact. To specialize in anthropological responses to glacial changes. To bridge the gap between scientific data collection and real human beings. M has a loving relationship not just with innumerable people, but also these living and breathing ice massifs. She explores the far corners of this planet on a quest to help save both. Purposeful in every move made. Goofy enough to crack up any crowd. Brilliant in the ways of a mentor. And tough enough to PERSEVERE through some the toughest of life experiences imaginable.Much respect and admiration for you M Jackson. Thank you for sharing your story with us.@natgeo@google@insidenatgeo@mitchellgscott@localicelander@sherpascinema#iceland#youtube_vrWords by @davemossop Photo: @jakedyson

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May 2019

To the incredible guides of @localicelander Guillaume & Solla - thank you for making this production happen. Their knowledge of the mountains and incredible local connections helped our shoot for @natgeo come to fruition. It was a pleasure working, sharing, exploring, and of course celebrating! Until the next time my friends!Photos: @jakedyson@sherpascinema

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