This is a concept close to my heart. I thought Louise Hay created a wonderful description of who I strive to be. I think the images support it. They continually go from something almost abstract and unknowable to something very knowable. Sometimes to violence of word and of images going together, matching each other. And peace and beauty reining in the end.
This is another scene where I found myself drawn in. Sometimes it’s irresistible! This was such a one. I love things that change before your eyes, or change as the camera pulls back and reveals more and more.
In am an inveterate artist. When I see a scene I like, I’m drawn to it as I was this sunset and beautiful beach with interesting waves and structures. I shot for quite a while. When I read Rachael Carson’s poem it was an instant connection. They each worked together to make a wonderful and beautiful statement.
We’re just slippin out of winter and like all seasons, I get out and experience it.
My friend and editor Ed Keller flew a drone thru the treetops and at about 30 seconds into this little film, you’ll see a house, the only house you’ll see. That’s my Place! Out in this beautiful wilderness.
I love the opportunity to be here all the time so that whenever something interesting is unfolding, I am available to run outside and capture it. Whatever it is. In snow, rain or Sun. To watch clouds, mist, a creek or a sunset. 24/7, and I take advantage of that.
I invite you to watch this video and any of the others that are on my Youtube channel or here on this blog, in order to see some of what I have seen as I walk thru these amazing landscapes.
We created a 16 minute film called Saving Wellington that was crafted specifically to be shown at fundraiser and informational events to help stop the BLM from offering up a beautiful portion of the Applegate valley for logging. The nearly 8000 acres has never been logged. Many of us feel it should be left intact.
It was a honor that Saving Wellington was also accepted into the 2019 Ashland Independent Film Festival, as part of the “Locals Only” program. This was the third time we had a film in a festival. We intend to have more in the future.
We would like to thank Luke Ruediger and David Calahan for making this project possible. Visit their websites for more:
and, of course: www.SaveWildlands.org
Last September I had my 75th birthday and to celebrate we had a 3 day party. Along with my friend and editor Ed Keller, we looked thru some of the footage and threw together this little video of the event for the people that were there. If you did NOT attend, i still think you’ll have fun watching this little 7 minute “thank you”.
live music by Skijah Indigo
I’m sure I’ve missed some… Thank you too.
I am really proud of this movie. Its my favorite so far. This film is a true collaboration between a number of creative people.
Last year I worked with my editor, Ed Keller to create an hour long Silent film called “Moisture”. When we showed that film in an art gallery, there were two jazz musicians that played music LIVE. In the room that night was a young Poet, Miles Frode and he was moved to create a poem that he later recorded and we wove that into a re-edit of the film that brought it down to about 17 minutes. THEN I got together with Martin Behnke who did an amazing job at writting an original score for this film. Then sound engineer Bradley Sauders worked his magic as he wove together the performances of multiple musicians to create the master audio track that you will hear in this final version of “Families of Shifted Light” which premiered at the Rogue Gallery of Art on January 25th 2019.
For more work from Poet/Artist Miles Frode: www.milesfrodeart.com
For more work from Martin Behnke: www.timberlinemusiccompany.com
For more from Bradley Saunders: www.saundersmusicacademy.com