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Film & Media Production

We have the experience to streamline your planning and to maximize your time on location in Yosemite and the High Sierra. For over 25 years SYMG has been offering field production services for a variety of Film and Media projects in and around Yosemite NP including television shows, documentaries, commercials, and product catalogue photography. But don’t just take our word for it: check out the sampling below of some of our favorite media projects.

Our Offerings

Our production offerings are multi-faceted and include a variety of consulting, scouting, and logistical services. We understand the need to be flexible, work within deadlines, and to stay on budget.

Planning: Location scouting, Permitting assistance

Executing: In-situ logistical support, Portering & Rigging

Talent: Our guides add authenticity to any project

"My crew and I have traveled all over the world filming outdoor adventures and we have used dozens of outfitters. I can honestly say Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides stands out as the best. Your consistency for impeccable logistics, friendly service, and quality, unique adventures is unflappable and you truly make it look easy."-Greg Aiello, Host of Disney's Motion TV

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren contacted us with a new “climbing inspired” clothing line they were designing for their Fall 2018 lineup. They were intent on replicating some of the iconic images taken by Glen Denny in the Golden Years of rock climbing that was evolving in Yosemite’s Camp 4 during the 60’s and 70’s. Working with a tight deadline of only a couple weeks, we were able to orchestrate a complex sequence of logistics to support the assignment. When the crew of 20 people came out from offices in Los Angeles and New York we were able to help them navigate the intricacies of a remote wilderness setting including the proper Commercial Permitting, lodging and full catering, technical rigging, remote transportation and the entire support for the project. Read the full story on our blog here.

Royal Robbins

The apparel company Royal Robbins approached us to help plan and execute a catalog campaign shoot focusing on the former Yosemite-area haunts of the brand's namesake. We provided consulting, location scouting, and permitting assistance prior to the shooting days, and then logistical support, rope rigging, and risk-management oversight in-situ. Also our guides acted as talent in cooperation with the agency's own models.

Motion TV : Disney/Live Well Network

The crew at Motion TV has filmed 8 television episides with SYMG where we provided production assistance, location scouting, risk-management oversight, equipment portering, and on-screen talent. We've produced shows in California & Alaska as well as in international destinations.

View all 8 of the episodes SYMG produced at our Motion TV Episodes Page.

Columbia Sportswear

Over five years SYMG worked closely with Columbia Sportswear on a variety of media projects ranging from catalog photography to video production. In addition to permitting assistance, location scouting, and logistical support, our guides frequently acted as talent and played a key role in adding authenticity to the Columbia Brand.

Watch the Columbia video campaign Meet the Experts here.

From the Edge: Weather Channel/Peacock Productions

Working with renowned photographer Peter Lik, SYMG provided consulting, location scouting, and logistical support for Peter's television show "From the Edge". As a professional photographer, it was imperative to Peter that we had outstanding locations secured to show off his skills as a landscape photographer. Working with the park service, we were able to obtain the necessary Yosemite film permits to meet Peter's needs and then provided logistical support and talent during the filming days.