Winters of My Life is a portrait of Howard Weamer. For the past 35 years he has spent his winters as a hutkeeper in Yosemite's backcountry. He fills his days writing, reading, photographing, and being an ambassador to mountain culture. This is a brief look into his world and why he chooses to stay.
Read an interview about me and the making of this film in The Atlantic: http://t.co/DeLuCdTj
Take a journey through the wilderness in the heart of the American Southwest - Eastern Sierras, Grand Canyon, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, Rattlesnake Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, North Coyote Buttes, the Wave, Yosemite National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase Escalante and the December 2011 Lunar Eclipse.
Film by Henry Jun Wah Lee, Evosia Studios
Music is One Must Believe by Justin R. Durban, justindurban.com. Used with permission.
Motion / Timelapse gear from Kessler Crane. kesslercrane.com. Thanks Eric and Chris, for all your help and assistance.
Shot in 1080p and 4K. 1080p version will be uploaded later.
No special effects. No composites. No CGI. Just the beauty of nature captured through the lens of the camera. :)
"Casting a Voice" is a fly fishing conservation film, using the perspective of anglers to examine the risks facing one of British Columbia's most precious resources - wild fish. The proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project would run through some of the most abundant wild salmon and steelhead waters left on the planet. The Skeena River and its tributaries remain a rare stronghold for healthy populations of anadromous fish, while wild fish stocks have declined elsewhere.
Music courtesy of Red House Records (http://www.redhouserecords.com)
Artist: Greg Brown
Album: Dream Cafe
Track: Spring Wind
Photos courtesy of:
Museum at Campbell River
Shot with Canon 7D (Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, Canon 100mm Macro f/2.8L IS, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8), GoPro Hero2
NEWLY RELEASED Full-Length Film: vimeo.com/54169719
A Deliberate Life
There comes a time in all of our lives when we let ourselves dream about living life on our own terms. When we wrestle with the decision to take a step into traffic, follow our passions and live deliberately - or simply let another day, and daydream, pass.
In the end, it doesn’t matter if we make the decision of our own accord, or life makes it for us. It’s where our heart and soul are that matter. For some, the result is a closer alignment between vocation and avocation, for some it’s a reprioritization of what’s important in life, for some it’s the very real difference between life and death.
Set primarily against the diverse, rugged and breathtaking landscape of Idaho and Oregon, A Deliberate Life explores the stories of five unlikely friends who share the same love of fly fishing and the outdoors and their choice to lead a life according to their passions.
Grant Taylor - Grant Taylor Photography
Matt Smythe - fishingpoet
Matt White - RockHouse Motion
Dustin Lutt - RockHouse Motion
Musical Score for film by Tim Coons. Crazy good! Check him out at timcoons.com
"Well, the only way I see this happening is in an extended ride north. When I say that I mean a long, terrible, trying trip…"
Wally Maclean, The Idea of North by Glenn Gould, 1967
Director Mark Jenkinson markjenkinson.tv
Story Ultan Coyle & Max Leonard
Cinematography Jose Gomez & Mark Jenkinson
Editor Jose Gomez
Producer Vicki Banwell
Music & Sound Design Mark Adair, MassiveMusic London
Story Read by Brendan McDonnell