In this film, I wanted to do a nature timelapse with dynamic camera move (zoom, dolly, pan), and I wanted to do it without breaking the bank. Equipments that I used to make this film are Canon T2i ($629), Gopro Hero2 ($299), Juicedlink Dolly Slider ($195), and Egg Timer ($5).
Canon 50mm 1.8
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
Tamron 70-300mm 5.6
Denver International Airport
Arches National Park
Canyonland National Park
Zion National Park
Bryce National Park
Music is "Love My Way" by William Orbit.
An eight minute film essay that I co-produced and directed with Ed Abbey in 1985. At the time I was working for a network magazine show. The executive producer took me to lunch one day. He told me that he was having trouble with his son who was 18. The son thought his dad was a corporate whore. He had told his father if he had any balls at all he’d put Ed Abbey on his show. That’s why the EP was talking to me. Would I see if it was possible? I had an acquaintance who knew Ed and he passed the request along. Ed responded that he’d give it a try. He signed the contract and wrote a script. We met in Moab and went out to Arches National Park to shoot some practice sessions with a home video camera. We would review them at the motel in the evening. After a day or two, Ed was feeling pretty comfortable on camera so we scheduled the shoot. We were all happy with the way it went. But then we ran head-on into network reality. Roger Mudd, the show’s host, was extremely negative about putting an “eco-terrorist” on the show. The executive producer had no choice but to cave. So this Abbey essay was put on the shelf and never aired. Abbey died 3 years later in March 1989.
Episode II - THE MOTHER
Do our mothers still have dreams, hopes and journeys to make? At age 67, Melody reflects on her life, her hopes, her failures and her dreams while exploring the magnificent waters and canyons of the Utah desert.
From forgemotionpictures.com, makers of the award-winning films Wild Water, Seasons, and Cold, comes the groundbreaking web series Of Souls + Water.
Directed, Edited & Shot by Skip Armstrong
Produced by Anson Fogel
Assistant Director Thatcher Bean
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