Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the Ventana Wilderness.
While on a hunting trip he learned that an old homestead in the Ventana Wilderness was being put up for auction by the estate of a childless heiress. He put a bid on the property and won. On the land he built a small cabin using materials from the land and milling trees by hand. When his wife passed away, Jack effectively left "society" and moved to the cabin full time.
In February 2014 I was invited along to tour Norway's North Western island chain known as the Lofoten Islands. I must admit I was a bit nervous about going into the Arctic Circle in their winter as I come from one of the flattest, driest, and hottest countries on the planet. Snow with all it's associated blizzards is totally foreign to me just as trekking through the Pilbara in our summer would be to visitors from Norway.
Much to our surprise we landed in Norway to one of their lowest snowfall seasons in years which gave me a small bit of comfort but left me wanting to come back to try again next winter. It wasn't even that cold with the temperatures maxing out at 6 degrees on some days. Now you have to remember we are in the Arctic Circle in winter so I guess thats Global Warming for you.
Man! what an amazing country. I can't begin to describe how grand this landscape is. This video just doesn't do it justice in my opinion. The fiord systems around these Islands is everything you would hope for. I feel I have been spoilt forever after visiting this place. It's like a Milford Sound in New Zealand around every corner.
Good friend Rod Thomas is organising a tour here next February so if you have any desire to see a bit of whats in this video look him up at rodthomas.com.au
Everything was shot on Canon products. C300, 5Dmk3, all Canon lenses. It was a bit lonely out there with only a few Canon still shooters wandering around looking lost wondering why everyone else was shooting Nikon. Not a problem for me though.
The soundtrack was licensed from The Music Bed. Next time I pick a soundtrack I best do a search of how many times it has been used on Vimeo. I was thinking to myself, "I have heard this before somewhere?"
Sorry to all of those people who are sick of this score. It's still a great track though.
In the first release of This Place, we explore the Oregon Coast through a short film and series of interactive vignettes. We take to the road to get to the heart of the questions, “What makes the Oregon coast unique?” And “Why do so many people consider it not just special, but sacred?”
From its local inhabitants to its visitors, the Oregon Coast means different things to different people. This Place is a portrait of the coast as seen through the eyes of a few who cherish it.
Thanks to Savannah Potafiy, Randy Higgins, Ryan Youngblood, and Susan Holzapfel for bringing each character to life. And also to Catherine Wallwork, Chadwick Gantes, Cori Dunton, Abby Gundersen, Alex Collins, Rachel Ashley, Tyler Axtell, Dan Jones, Emily Wilkinson, Liz Allen, Katie Bradel, Kevin Trout, Ashley Gutierrez, Samantha Kawabata, Michael Spear, and many more.
During the summer my wife and I got to go on an amazing road trip in Norway with our good friends Samuel and Hildegunn Taipale. Norway is just amazing landscapes after amazing landscapes. Definitely a place worth visiting if you ever get the chance! Thanks to Visit Norway for making our trip possible.
Filmed on the Panasonic GH4, GoPro Hero 4 and Phantom 2 quadcopter. Edited in Premiere pro and colour graded in After effects using Vision Colors Impulz Luts.
Song: New Earth by Zerbin (licensed from Musicbed.com)
Footage is available to license from Filmsupply.com