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    The counter-culture revolutionaries of the 1960s protested against everything that was part of the “establishment,” from consumerism to the Vietnam War. The hippies sought self-sufficiency, living off the land, doing your own thing, and being as naked and natural as the land itself. But decades earlier, there was Marshal South. In 1930 this eccentric artist and author and his wife Tanya fled civilization in pursuit of a simple back-to-nature lifestyle. For seventeen years, they lived on a remote waterless mountaintop in the California desert and raised three children. Marshal’s monthly articles and Tanya’s poetry in Desert Magazine chronicled life in their arid paradise for a growing national audience. The family survived the Great Depression and World War II, but isolation and betrayal eventually took their toll. Running Time: 76 minutes Buy the film at http://ghostmountainmovie.com

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    • Campaign for "Undefinable"


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      Through yoga, Danielle Orner shows us that her inspirational capabilities are more than people would normally believe a person with her cancer diagnosis and resulting surgeries could accomplish. Danielle is a politician for self-confidence, positive body image, and perseverance. For more information see Danielle's website at http://www.danielleorner.com/blog/. Of course, you can always visit my blog at illuma.blogspot.com for more nitty-gritty technical information about the shoot. We shot this one of five prototype Panasonic GH4 cameras available in the US at the time. Most photography was done at 4k onto the internal SD card slot. One shot was done at HD resolution for over cranking to 96fps. All aerial footage was done on a Red Epic flown on an octo-copter. Credits: Talent - Danielle Orner Director/Producer - Tom Friedman DP - S. Allman (me, of course) Aerial Photography - Aerial Mob Set DIT - Blair Paulsen/Alacrity Media Camera - Prototype Panasonic GH4 @ 4k, except for one shot in HD at 96fps, Red Epic on octocopter Grip Equipment - supplied by Video Gear, San Diego CA Red Epic supplied by Alacrity Media

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      • Hiking through "The Slot" in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


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        A taste of the experience hiking through The Slot, a narrow ravine in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Trail info: http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/the-slot-anza-borrego-desert/

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        • San Diego Desert Snow! Hike!


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          Poor quality editing, I know, pardon that please (if you get tired of seeing my face I don't blame you, hehe.) But at least you get the feel of what it was like on my latest adventure hike to peak (5600') of Granite Mountain in Anza-Borrego Desert of San Diego county CA (just East of Julian / Laguna mountains). It was storming as you can see and snow was falling at low levels. So rare to see snow in the desert like that, a place associated more with blazing heat and scorching sun! And how about my choice of Music? I absolutely LOVE the California outdoors and ... "My love for you knows no limit. . . I'll do any foolish thing to show how much I care!!" (Song credit- Any Foolish thing by Michael McDonald from Doobie Brothers.) • You can never actually see the peak in any of this because it was in the clouds • I used my iphone4 for video, some photos and navigation so you hear the GPS talking at times during video. GPS nav was critical to find my way back in dark • I really struggled for a while near peak in freezing cold, wet, wind; so hopefully you will forgive me for poor quality video at times (my finger kept covering microphone) • After arriving back to my car after dark, I very slowly made my way to Laguna Mountains, took snow shots of trees before dawn, then hurried to Temecula to do a sunrise flight, therefore the balloon pix and Inland Empire snowy peaks. Even saw snow on the Santa Anna Mountains west of Lake Elsinore! • This was a training hike in preparation to climb Picacho Del Diablo again (tallest peak in Baja) next week; next week I plan to get lots of snow shots in Baja, Mexico! • Check out my set on flickr for individual photos and to comment on photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotair2112/sets/72157625993943699/ • Thank you to all my fans (all 3 or 4) but especially to Andrea Boiani and Marisol R. for your inspiration and dedicated following; I really appreciate you following my adventures!

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          • A Year in the Desert: Anza-Borrego


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            Fundraising video for the Anza-Borrego Foundation (http://theabf.org) This short film was named Film-of-the-Year by the Earthwatch Institute and was recognized at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, MT in 2010: -Honorable Mention for Cinematography -Honorable Mention for Educational Value

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            • 2008-04-25 Tahlia and Max in the Anza-Borrego Desert


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              This is a small one-minute video of my daughter, Tahlia, and her friend, Max, playing in the dirt at our camp site. It was quite windy, but that didn't keep our spirits down, nor random kisses for those playing in the dirt.

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