This has been a wild ride, and I’m really happy to announce the release of my documentary video on the Northern Gateway Pipeline issue. I wanted to make this video last year, however, life got in the way and I focused on getting the eBook out. Then the good folks at Communities to Protect Our Coast contacted me to come and talk at an event about the content of the book. During our conversations, they asked if I could do a slideshow of my images from along the proposed route of the pipeline. Somehow, I managed to turn that simple request into a mini-documentary, twelve and a half minutes in length. Please take a look and let me know your thoughts.
I want to thank a couple of close friends who really helped out with this project. The amazing musical score was composed, arranged, and performed by James Elser. James and I only discussed the music a few times, but he took the video and ran with it. What you hear is all his work and it was a pleasure having him as part of the project. My friend Mike has a great basement recording studio and–well–a really nice Mic. This is where I recorded the voice-over, and his gear and generosity are what make my voice sound so nice.
The video itself was compiled using Adobe After Effects CS 5.5. It was a bit of a learning curve for me as this was the biggest project I have completed with After Effects. I used camera animation and masking to get a lot of the movement effects, and built the time lapse sequences right in the program. The final product was rendered using Adobe Media Encoder. and is now hosted on my Vimeo channel.
Now, what to create next . . . . ?