STAND, a new film from b4apres Media in association with Dendrite Studios, will take you into the heart of the largest temperate rainforest on the planet-the Great Bear in British Columbia, Canada. Hung on the skeleton of a good ol' fashioned adventure undertaken by a group of surfers, the potential effects of introducing super tankers to these pristine waters will be articulated. As the crew moves through this remote region under their own power, the landscape will be unfurled one paddle stroke at a time and punctuated by the faces and fears of the First Nation people who call this garden of Eden their home. Not just an efficient mode of transport, a stand up paddleboard expedition will be symbolic of "standing up" to preserve this last bastion of rainforest. Captured in cinematic High Definition, the film will bring the Enbridge Pipeline debate into the the collective consciousness in a way that will have you fishing in your basement for that old fluorescent wetsuit.
Photographed while on vacation in Western Canada (08/28/2010 - 09/07/2010). Due to the extremely volatile weather in the Canadian Rockies, it was a challenging adventure to capture enough time-lapse content in such a short period of time. I'm eager to return and venture deeper into the beautiful landscapes.
Original music and sound design by Michael Wynne. For more info check out: michaelwynne.net/
Shot on location by Doug Urquhart in Vancouver, Yoho, Banff, & Jasper NP using the Canon 7D w/ 70-200 f2.8, 17-55 f2.8, 60mm f2.8, 10-22 f3.5-4.5, lots of ND filtration.
Special thanks to:
_Karen Urquhart (we went on this trip for our 1 year wedding anniversary and yet I managed to sneak out @ sunrise almost everyday of the trip to shoot time-lapse)
_Jen Morton (long time friend & travel agent @ AAA who assisted in booking this trip)
_Paul Zizka (guide & photographer in Banff, thanks for the Rockies geography 411! I did make a cut with location / peak labels, but decided it took away from the time-lapse photography. If anyone is interested in location names, feel free to contact me for a video link)
_Erik Huber (founding partner @ UpThink, thanks for holding down the fort while I was away)