Alexander Rydén

Globally recognized
for capturing adventure sports
in extreme environments

In my world, there is no such thing as an impossible angle. It's just a matter of how far you are willing to go to get it. This is the very mindset that has taken me worldwide on my mission to turn unthinkable footage into unbelievable content.

Adventures and adrenaline have always been a part of my life. Filming, on the other hand, hasn't. As a lifelong skier and climber, I've seen and known what true adrenaline feels like, what real danger does to your mind and what the consequences look like.

When I discovered my passion for filming, it occurred to me that I possess a perception of adventure that many in the industry lack. I know what's real, and I know what's not.

My passion lies within extracting the authenticity of true adrenaline, hazards, and outdoorsmanship and with my personal experience I know what will happen at any given moment. But most importantly, I know what is required to get the perfect shot.

The importance of staying in shape can't be stressed enough in my line of work. I travel with the best athletes in the world. It can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. If my body and mind aren't in shape, not only will the cinematography lack in quality, but the consequences can be a lot worse than that. As an 8a+ climber and experienced skier, I hone my skills daily to always be ready for the next adventure.

To cut it short: I need to push myself daily in order to feel comfortable when it really matters.

This is what I live and breathe for—a life of adventure. And I want people to know what it's like. I want people to feel the rush, sense the danger, and see the awesomeness in what it means to be in the most remote places in the world. If I can achieve that, if I can inspire my viewers to turn unthinkable ideas into unbelievable and unforgettable moments, then my goal is reached.

Alex is globally recognized for his unique ability to follow the world's best athletes in challenging terrain, capturing stunning video in production quality. 

Operating both Freefly MoVi and DJI Ronin with Red, Alexa mini, Sony Venice, and DSLR.

Camera operator on drones, with precision-filled movements.

Ford, TV Commercial Ski Gimbal Cinematography
Dubbeldusch Extreme, TV Commercial Drone Cinematography
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, TV Commercial Gimbal & Drone Cinematography
Disovery Pyeongchang OS 2018, TV Commercial Gimbal & Drone Cinematography
VISA Pyeongchang OS 2018, TV Commercial Gimbal Cinematography
Stellar Equipment, Gudie jacket Climbing Cinematography
Elevenate, Commercial Cinematography
Mountain Studio, Commercial Cinematography
Cake, Commercial Gimbal & Drone Cinematography
Huawei - Honnor 8, TV Commercial Drone Cinematography
Nufferton, Online Commercial Gimbal & Drone Cinematography
Haglöfs - Vassi Commercial Drone & Gimbal Cinematography
Goodyear - Skicross, TV Commercial Drone & Gimbal Cinematography
Peak Performance - Redefine 30 years, Commercial Drone & Gimbal Cinematography
Atomic Ski - Mattias Hargin, Commercial Gimbal Cinematography
Peak Performance Summer 2016, Commercial Gimbal Cinematography
Volvo V90 - Made by Sweden, TV Commercial Additional Drone Cinematography
Indutrade, Uhrner & Krantz media group, Commercial Drone Cinematography
Svenska Turistföreningen, Commercial Gimbal Cinematography
Ice Bug Shoes, Commercial Gimbal Cinematography
Telia, Commercial Drone Cinematography
Hästen - Sleep to Performe, Commercial Drone Cinematography
Peak Performance Summer 2015, Commercial Gimbal Cinematography
Östersund stad, Commercial Drone Cinematography
Peak Performance Trail Running school Drone Cinematography
Helly Hansen, Commercial Photographer
Sune i fjällen, Feature film Drone Cinematography
Head Ski, Commercial, Field Production Drone Cinematography
Goodyear ice tires Drone Cinematography
Åre Kommun, Commercial Cinematography
Skistar.com, TV Commercial 2013 & 2014 Cinematography
Axa Fjällmaraton 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Gimbal & Aerial
Peak Performance Vertikal K, 2015, 2016, 2017 Aerial
Vasaloppet, Promo 2015 Gimbal
Cykel Vasan, Promo 2015 Gimbal
Toughest Gimbal
Stockholm Extreme Gimbal
Amfibiemannen Gimbal & Aerial
Engadin Swimrun, TV4 Sport 2014, 2015 Gimbal & Aerial
Utö Swimrun, TV4 Sport 2014, 2015 Gimbal
Biathlon World Cup, Östersund, New Century Productions, TV4 Live camera
Ö till Ö, Swedish Mountain Film, TV4 Sport, 2013, 2014, 2017 Gimbal
Åre Cross Country Open, TVåre, TV4 Sport 2013 & 2014, 2015 Gimbal
Red Bull Home Run, Redbull 2013 & 2014 Live camera
World Cup Weekend, Tele2, Samsung Filmer & Editor
Swedish Touring Car Championship, HD Resources, SVT Live camera
Åre Extreme Challenge, Swedish Mountain Film, TV4 Sport 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Gimbal
Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Filmer
Tierra Boulder Battle Director
Apline World Cup, Åre, New Century Productions, SVT 2012 & 2013 Live camera
Stockholm Hockey Leauge Director & Filmer
La Sportiva Legends Only Photographer
Absolut Vodka - Absolut nights London-Ibiza, Online Commercial Drone Cinematography & Second Unit Cinematography
Tove Lo - Talking Body Musicvideo, Universal Music Gimbal Operator
La Sportiva Legends Only, Sportsground, SVT PLAY Live Director
Tv Åre 2012, 2013 & 2014 Filmer, Editor & Producer
Jon Olsson Camo Edition, Audi Promo Drone Cinematography
Bergsport Climbing magazine Photographer
Nordic Junior Bouldering Championship Live Director
Joe Labero, Magic master Photographer
Åre Bageri, Commercial Photographer
Digster Party Cruise, Bollmedben, Universal Musics Filmer
Product movie Michelin Filmer & Editor
Mini Cooper Promo Åre Filmer & Editor

Articles

  • "The Flying Cameraman - Meet Alexander Rydén.
    The guy who'll follow your every turn down steep lines and drop huge cliffs - with a camera."
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    — Red Bull —
  • "It's one thing to get a shot standing on solid ground, but it's a whole other level to ski down a mountian (or run, or skate or bike) with a MöVi Pro and keep up with elite thletes!"
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    — Tabb Firchau, CEO Freefly Systems —
  • "Must Watch: Insane filming and dreamy powder in British Columbia One of the most beautiful powder edits of all time."
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    — Freeskier Magazine —
  • "This might be the craziest idea ever. Swedish filmer, skier and climber Alexander Rydén from Åre came up with an insane idea this summer: to do a massive rope swing from the ski resorts cable car."
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    — Red Bull Sweden —
  • "Alexander Rydén har filmat och gjort jobb för bland annat Red Bull och Peak Performance och med några av världens bästa skidåkare och extremsportare. Dessutom är han en jävel både på att klättra och åka skidor själv och är antagligen en av de bästa i värden med att åka followcam med ett stort gyroskop i famnen."
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    — Freeride.se —
  • "Extremskidåkning med kameran i handen"
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    — Monitor.se —
  • "The Old World Bike movie - Behind the scenes
    With a crazy mix of winter and summer riding, the Châtel segment is something unique. With a special production setup"
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    — Red Bull TV —



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