This is green porn in the best sense possible. Time lapse and nature always tend to hook us. But this one is, as our friends at Collectivley put it, a stand out. Throw in a quote from John Muir, and there’s your real money shot.
From meandering streams and forest-dwelling organisms to the grandeur of high mountains above tree-line, this short wanders through the contrasting wilderness of Alaska, North Carolina, Georgia and California.
WANDERMENT is the result of a 12-month collection of 4K time-lapse sequences captured while backpacking. Countless miles of hiking in the Appalachian Mountains and adventurous backpacking in California and Alaska provided no shortage of opportunity to capture the planet’s poetry in motion. Further juxtaposing these contrasting landscapes is the use of both color and black and white techniques throughout the film. Each time-lapse sequence, comprised of hundreds of still images, represents a chance to share these reflective moments far away from urban epicenters. It offers a simple reminder to step outside with your friends and family to experience and respect nature first-hand.
Produced by The Upthink Lab [Atlanta, Georgia] – upthink.tv/timelapse
Cinematography & Direction by Doug Urquhart
In-studio Funghi Cinematography by Doug Urquhart and Erik Huber
Film Score by Curtis Schweitzer – curtisschweitzer.com/
Color Correction & Editing by Doug Urquhart