I got caught slipping and ended up in one of my time lapses of Austin in the studio. The reviewal of footage never ends. This is all a part of an ongoing project I’m working on throughout the course of the year. Stay tuned.
One of my eldest friends, Austin, is a glass blowing, bong crafting, self-employed man right here in Eugene. Right now we’re working on a video project about his process. Here are a few stills from our film.
When you are determined to get footage of bears, salmon and sea otters it is easy to overlook the sheer beauty of the scenery here in Alaska. As a kid from California I try to not take these breathe taking sights for granted. Here are some locations in Cordova we have the opportunity to work in everyday.
Today Julianne, Elora and I went out with the goal of getting footage of bears. Not only did we find and film three mother bears with their cubs, but we came upon some porpoises and a Minke whale on the way back. The Prince William Sound is a magical place.
I clumsily navigated the slippery river rocks, tripping to keep up with Julianne and Grant as we navigated the riverbank. Movement caught my eye and as I glanced down at the water: the entire riverbed appeared to be wriggling. It took my eyes a moment to register the amount of chum and pink salmon swimming gill to gill in the water, fighting to move upstream. At that moment I knew that we were in a very special place.
There have only been a few times in my life where I have been lucky enough to visit a place almost completely untouched by humans. Today we were able to observe three mother bears and their cubs feeding on salmon.
The bears were well aware of our presence and observed us from afar before finishing their salmon and disappearing into the brush. The smallest cub was about six months old and the other ones were about two years old. The cubs usually stay with their mother for 2-4 years before heading out on their own.