Filming in Tirol, Austria

I'm a production sound mixer for TV and film, and I typically shoot on location.

For one feature film in particular, we were shooting in the Austrian Alps, outside of Tirol, Austria. Lots of walking, hiking, rigging, pushing, with some days more painful than others.

From shooting on the edge of mountains, trekking through rivers laden with jagged rocks and exposed sheet metal, to moss-laden boulders in vast forests, I wore my Lowa Renegades every day for 2 months. This was in 2011, and I still wear them whenever I shoot in rough terrain.

Literally the best boots I've ever owned. This photo: my incredible boom op, Omar B., standing on the left, me on the right.

- Matthew S.


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