Our editor Luz had been digging around deep in the project bins, when she came across footage of the three modern kayakers dragging their kayaks up a muddy river bank.
"Why didn't you ever use this?" she asked director Ian McCluskey.
"Because it's sort of silly and shows how exhausted and delirious we were after several hard weeks on the river," he said.
"But that's exactly what I like about it," she said.
So she cut the raw footage into this 2-minute test clip. It's not mixed or color corrected or anything, but you get the idea. Watch for yourself. It's certainly an unscripted moment from the river trip!
Recently returned from the river, we've added fresh HD footage to the original 1938 film.
We are on a quest to retrace the historic first kayak decent of the Green and Colorado rivers, made by three young French adventurers in 1938. We set out on a kayak adventure, beginning in Green River, Wyoming, and crossed into Colorado and Utah, and ended in Arizona.
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