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Erich R.

Jackson, WY, USA

$1500 - $2700 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Commercial DP

  • Drone Operator

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • 2K video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Sliders

About Erich

Erich Roepke is a professional director, cinematographer and mountaineer. Erich blends his filmmaking and expedition experience to create truly unique coverage. Roepke's filmmaking education began assisting National Geographic Photographers and filmmakers, Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen. After a few years filming and developing content strategy with their nonprofit, SeaLegacy, Erich set out for a career as a Freelance Cinematographer. Erich's career has brought him from Antarctica, to Mount Everest, to the North Pole. He later spent nearly two years as a Camera Operator for BBC Studios "Life Below Zero", featured on National Geographic Channel. The crew was awarded the Emmy for "Best Cinematography for a Reality TV Program" multiple times during his time there. Erich has shot several expedition short films from Roam’s “The Line” on Mt. Everest and “The Big One” on Denali. Roepke has also directed and produced several of his own films (Full Circle, Ring of Fire and Denali Dreams) which have been featured in Warren Miller films and on Outside TV. Most recently Erich was a partner alongside Keith Ladzinski and Tommy Joyce at Triage Creative, a full service digital media production firm, where he served as their Executive Director and Director of Photography. Erich's clients have included Canon Cameras, Outside TV, Warren Miller Entertainment, Adidas, Fossil Timepieces, BBC Studios, National Geographic... and many more. Erich is a certified Wilderness First Responder with more than a thousand days of expedition experience and has his Part 107 Drone License.

Top Projects

  • The Line - A New Route on Mt. Everest

    • Documentary DP
    • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
    • Drone Operator
    • Field Producer

    ‘The Line’ Episode 1 features alpinist and Nat Geo photographer Cory Richards as he prepares to tackle a new route on Everest. It dives deep into who Cory is and what led to him to setting this daring and dangerous goal for himself. In ‘The Line’ series, we look at the training, psychology, and routines associated with the goal of creating a new line on the world’s tallest peak. We also look at Cory’s outlook on life and how he is using climbing as a platform to talk about mental health. “When you’re riding the line between life and death, the clarity is tack sharp,” Cory says.

  • Life Below Zero

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator

    The everyday struggles of living in the secluded state of Alaska where one wrong decision could cost you your life. Worked on the show for a number of years as a Cam Op and DIT. Here's my IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11211978/

  • OnX - "Find Your Summit"

    • Documentary DP
    • Commercial DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Commercial
    • Corporate Videographer

    Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee become the first adaptive athletes to ski Denali

  • Full Circle

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director

    Last winter, our favorite 111 ambassadors, Stein, Erich, Thor and Rafael, followed in the footsteps of their idol, Jeff Johnson, and attempted to summit and ski down Corcovado in Chile. Their short film follows the friends as they navigate trials and tribulations of extreme mountaineering in pursuit of spectacularly unrivaled views and the downhill ski of a lifetime.

  • Warren Miller - Winter Starts Now - Denali Segment

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Line Producer / On-Location

    Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee are not the first adaptive athletes to climb Alaska’s 20,310-foot Denali, but on June 30, 2021, they claimed the first disabled descent on skis. With a four-man film crew and 1,000 pounds of gear between the six of them, including both athletes with amputated right legs, the team slogged 150- to 200-pound sleds up the 13,000-foot West Rib route. They endured heavy, wet snow with temperatures as low as -30°F, and summited in whiteout conditions with a narrow weather window.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Landscape Photographer
  • Field Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Erich's Clients

  • Skeleton Key Agency
  • Roam Media
  • BBC Studios LA
  • OnX Maps
  • Warren Miller Entertainment
  • Triage Creative
  • Connections Movement

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