Video Production Services for Adventures, Expeditions and Mountaineering

Life-Inspired Filmmaking

Elia Saikaly, who operates as FindingLife Films, offers a wide range of services for your adventure projects, from complete video production—which includes story development, pre-production, production and post-production—to select freelance services. He is incredibly well versed and experienced in producing high-end compelling images with dramatic narratives in the most difficult environments. From the top of the world on Mt. Everest to the depths of the Amazon jungle, no challenge is too great for Elia.

Not only can Elia and his team be hired as a full video-production solution, but Elia can also be hired independently as a cinematographer/director and work with your team. He thrives where most are unable to place one foot in front of the other.

 Selected Work

All rates are negotiated by daily and weekly packages. Special projects are quoted separately.

Sony A7s2 x2
Canon 5d Mark 3 and other DSLR cameras if needed
Full Kit of Canon Primes and Zoom Lenses
DJI Ronin Gimbal
DJI Phantom Pro Drone
Go Pro Hero
Feather Lite 12ft Jib
3 Axis TL Dolly – Emotimo
Car Mounts and suction cups

Screen Multiple Tripods – heavy and light
Hand-Held Rigs

Satellite Transmission Hardware for Remote Broadcasts
Spot Connect for Satellite Social Media Communication
Irridium InReach

Other Extras, Including Sound Gear:
Zoom H6 Sound Recorder
Audio Kit With Blimp and Shock Mount
ME-66 Shotgun Mic and lavs
Zacuto Z-Finder
Intervalometer Remotes
All required batteries for remote filming
Solar solutions

Portable 4K Editing solutions all using Premiere PrCC for high altitude cinematography packages.

All expedition outfitting is included in all camera packages.

  • Director and Producer
  • Director of Photography
  • High-Altitude Cinematographer
  • Time-Lapse Specialist
  • Adventure Photographer
  • High-Altitude Filmmaking Consultant for Broadcast and Independent Producers