Charley Boorman
Ewan McGregor
(Movies & TV)
Dakar Rally
(Auto racing)

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Claudio von Planta

Knowledge Identifier: +Claudio_von_Planta


Claudio von Planta

Swiss cameraman, director and filmmaker, based in London add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1962.

Countries: United Kingdom (56%), United States (11%), Sierra Leone (11%)

Main connections: Charley Boorman, Ewan McGregor, Cinematographer

Linked to: Imperial College London, Pfizer




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Claudio von Planta was born in 1962 add something


After leaving the Swiss Army in 1982, von Planta studied politics at the University of Zurich add something


He sold his first film in 1985 and has continued to build his portfolio of work since add something


His best known work is as the cameraman who accompanied Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on their "Long Way Round" motorcycle journey eastward from London to New York in 2004 and "Long Way Down" from Scotland to South Africa in 2007 add something


Shortly before the 2004 trip von Planta discovered his motorbike licence was invalid for the journey add something


Ewan McGregor - A keen motorcyclist since his youth, McGregor undertook a marathon international motorcycle trip with his best friend Charley Boorman and cameraman Claudio von Planta in 2004


In 2006, he linked up again with Russ Malkin and Charley Boorman as the Director of Photography for "Race to Dakar", a documentary chronicling the teams' attempt at the Dakar Rally add something


In 2007, he reprised his role as cameraman on "Long Way Down" add something


In October 2007, he filmed Hull Freedom Trail, a road journey from Hull, England to Freetown , Sierra Leone undertaken by a group of five 4x4 vehicles add something


The team drove 136 day down the Pan-American Highway starting from north Alaska in July 2010 to Argentina in an open-top electric sportscar, which was filmed by von Planta as eight 22 minute episodes for the BBC World News channel add something