Sachtler Goes to Extremes with Dan Campbell-Lloyd


Last Updated: December 10, 2013 1:04 am GMT
(Shelton, Connecticut--December 10, 2013) Today it is the Triple Crown of Surfing in Hawaii, next month it’s the King of Hammers off-road competition in California – next year, who knows, probably a skiing feature. Wherever Dan Campbell-Lloyd goes, it’s to capture extreme sports with his creative eye – and with him goes his trusty Sachtler support.

“I’ve been using Sachtler for over ten years and simply couldn’t do a project without them,” Campbell-Lloyd says. “Each of my tripods (Sachtler Ace L and Video 18P with CF100L tripod) have out-lasted and out-performed any other similar equipment that I or my friends have had. The equipment just works in every condition; from the freezing cold mountains in Alaska to being jammed in the back of a kayak on the Congo River. Sachtler is simply smooth, tough and reliable every time.

“Right now I’m shooting the Triple Crown of Surfing,” he explains. “I’m using my Canon 7D, Red Epic and my Ace L and Video 18p. Sachtler helped capture images of the first big swell of the winter. The surf was big and so was the crowd at Waimea Bay.”

A piece of cake for Campbell-Lloyd compared to some of his other challenges. “In the winter of 2012, I was shooting for MSP Films in the Tordrillo mountains of Alaska,” he recalls. “Normally, on these trips, we would have two or three shooters and a photographer. This trip was just three athletes, two guides and me up in the helicopter. The cool thing was that we could just fly around and ski anything we wanted. The hard thing was I could only bring so much gear. Without my very light and stable Sachtler tripod, none of the shots would have been possible.

“Having my Sachtler on the Congo for ‘The Grand Inga Project’ was super important,” he explains. “The rapids are sometimes a few miles across so a super stable smooth tripod was a must have. We were filming the first decent of the Inga rapids, where there where no retakes. This was a one-time deal and I had to nail the shot first time every time.”

Australian borne cameraman/photographer and former professional kayaker, Dan Campbell-Lloyd, offers a unique eye into the world of action. His visuals can be seen in the Rush HD series, FOCUSED.

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Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is a worldwide market leader for professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production, its name a symbol of top quality and reliability for decades. With an extensive range of camera support systems as well as a finely modulated product line of reportage lighting, Sachtler is the highly qualified partner for broadcast and film applications. Since 2000 Sachtler has been offering the artemis modular camera stabilizer system. With its numerous workshops and training sessions, the Wendelin Sachtler Academy has become a top address worldwide for invaluable know-how and the exchange of information, creating the ideal international platform for creative talents. Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videographer industry, Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Sachtler, visit

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