(Jackson, Wyo.) - Teton Gravity Research (TGR), in partnership with Outside Television, has been nominated twice in this year’s Sports Emmy Awards for its original television series, “Higher TV,” about the adventures of world renowned snowboarder Jeremy Jones. The two nominations are for the categories of Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary and Outstanding Camera Work. According to a release issued by TGR today, “Higher TV” is adapted from TGR’s film “Higher,” which is the third film in an engaging trilogy of narrative documentaries released over a span of six years. “Higher TV” episodes follow Jones’ human-powered exploration of remote mountain terrain. In the Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary category, TGR and Outside TV are competing with nominees like HBO, the NFL Network, and Showtime. The camera team spent months camping in remote areas of the world—including Alaska and the Himalayas—enduring storms, cold weather, rigorous mountain climbs, and descents on skis and snowboards. Much of the film was captured using an advanced camera known as the Gyro Stabilized Systems (GSS) C520, which produces exceptionally stable, smooth footage. TGR uses GSS technology throughout its productions and has mastered the camera’s complex gimbal system. Contestants vying for the Outstanding Camera Work Emmy include ABC, the NFL Network, NBC, and HBO. “The Higher project was our most ambitious to date,” said TGR CEO Todd Jones, who has been behind the lenses of TGR’s cameras for twenty years. “The production challenges when camping remotely in a place like the Himalayas is unfathomable. Our team is charging equipment with solar power. The camera team is climbing 20,000-foot mountains with heavy packs to document Jones’ ascents and descents. We were flying the GSS camera system up to 25,000 feet to capture the magnitude of the environment. This was the hardest project we have ever undertaken, but the results were worth it all.” Watch a preview of the nominated content on Outside Television here.
*Feature Photo: h/t TGR / Pitchengine Communities*