Roman army officer Horatius: "Brute force without wisdom will collapse under its own weight." Image from Porebski's movie about Kukuzcka, which he says is rather ideological. Image by activelifedvd.pl courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
Crowd-sourcing is a new word for old ways. The Oxford dictionaries had volunteers sending in thousands of notes every day for decades (top contributor was a convicted murderer). For his 5 documentary films on the history of Polish Himalayan mountaineering Jerzy Porebski used materials resourced by over 100 people. Image by activelifedvd.pl courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
"At every call" documents 100 years of the Tatra Rescue Voluntary Service (TOPR) activities. As for the impact of Youtube on movie making, "certainly the world is accelerating," Jerzy said. "More people are going to watch a film about an accidental decapitation by rope than about the head being sewed back by a rescuer." Image by activelifedvd.pl courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
Image from his movie about his namesake Jerzy Kukuczka. Movie theaters are doing well in Poland, Jerzy says, "because they show romantic comedies." Image by activelifedvd.pl courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
"My aim was to show Jerzy Kukuczka (in image) as a role model in our increasingly commercial times," Porebski said.
Another of Jerzy's skills: making comic books about significant expeditions. courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
Jerzy's favorite surprise in film making: getting a call from a sponsor or a movie award. This film festival runs Porebski's film "Kukuczka" this very weekend in Chicago. Image by Jerzy Porebski courtesy activelifedvd.pl, SOURCE
"I used to climb many years ago," Jerzy said. "Now I like to travel, spanning anything from jungle treks to hiking New York's 5th Avenue. Visiting new places and meeting new people is like discovering myself." Image by Jerzy Porebski courtesy Jerzy Porebski, SOURCE
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(Tina Sjogren) He fancies his dog, travel, film, and music. He eats Italian and his favorite movie is Cabaret. Polish climbers stood out in early Himalaya for their simple and exposed style. Bon vivant Jerzy Porebski has devoted much of his time to them. From his home base in Warsaw he uses various means to bring back to life big adventures: he'll write books, shoot movies, script cartoons, crowd source and utilize flip book technology on the web. As for the future of adventure film and television he says it brilliantly in...