Inspired by the worldwide collaborative filmmaking project One Day On Earth, I set out with my camera before dawn on 12-12-12 to cross the dark waters of Lake Champlain with a vague plan to film the commuters who travel on the ferry between Plattsburgh, NY and Grand Isle, VT. I combined the atmospheric footage with a beautiful, haunting song by Red Heart The Ticker from Marlboro, VT. Enjoy…
Every trail that connects you with nature was built by someone. Come on a journey from Niagara Falls to the Green Mountains to learn how trails are made and meet the people who make them.
THE TRAILBUILDERS is a short documentary following Josh Ryan and his crew at Timber & Stone, LLC as they tackle three projects over the summer of 2012:
* a series of complex stone staircases just downstream from Niagara Falls,
* a universally accessible trail along Lake Winnipesaukee in the resort town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire,
* a backcountry cross country skiing bridge along the Catamount Trail in Vermont which was washed out by Hurricane Irene and rebuilt with the help of volunteers.
As John Muir said, "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." THE TRAILBUILDERS explores the importance of recreational trails while revealing the craft - physical, technical, artistic - of this specialized form of design and construction. For anyone who has enjoyed a walk in the woods, this film tells the story behind the trail underfoot.
A film by Tamarack Media in partnership with Timber & Stone, LLC
Pamela Druhen's "Threadscapes" are paintings in every sense of the word. She uses the fiber medium to explore the relationships between light, depth, color and texture in the natural world. Her work is defined by the four seasons as she experiences them in Vermont. The viewer begins from a position standing on the edge of each piece, ready to step in and explore the landscape and beyond.