Take a Moment for “Wanderment” by Doug Urquhart

From the maker of Mountains in Motion and Eye of the Beholder, Doug Urquhart’s latest masterpiece is Wanderment (chosen today as a Vimeo Staff Pick!). Having worked with Doug before I know first-hand just how much of a genius he is with his craft, and how humble he is about it. Wanderment demonstrates his artistry and eye for detail, his passion for the wilderness, and desire to bring that beauty to others.

Take five minutes and watch the video below.


Best Viewed in Full Screen (with scaling turned off)

From meandering streams and forest-dwelling organisms to the grandeur of high mountains above tree-line, this short film 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.

WANDERMENT from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo.

Mountains in Motion Now Available Online

I am excited to announce that after keeping Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies in the shadows for festival screenings over the last six months, the film is now available online for all to view! Thanks to everyone who made this film possible, and to the various festivals that have helped us bring the film to the big screen. I welcome you to view the film below and find out more about this film project here.

The script for the narration is available in my Portfolio.

BEST VIEWED FULLSCREEN, HD (with scaling off). Please dim the lights, turn up your speakers, sit back and relax.

Banff World Tour Info: banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/

DVD & Blu-Ray available for order at mountainsinmotion.ca/order/

Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies | Timelapse Trailer

Hello from Pokhara, Nepal, where I am taking a few rest days after just completing the trek to Annapurna Base Camp! Our group has also hiked through Upper Mustang and done an unsupported trek around Dhaulagiri. I’ve been blogging along the way on The Campsite in case you’ve missed it!

Some very exciting news about another project I’ve been working on. My husband and freelance photographer, Paul Zizka, was asked to contribute his local knowledge and photography skills to a Rockies timelapse video, directed, produced and perfected by Doug Urquhart of The Upthink Lab (you must check out their work – it’s superb). For over a year, they have been hard at work capturing images throughout the Rockies, and I have joined in from time to time. Doug asked me to assist with the script of the movie. I’ve contributed the text for the trailer and will begin work on the film in the New Year. Enjoy the trailer and if you feel so inclined, help us kickstart this project. Behind the scenes photos can be accessed on the vimeo website.

Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies | Official Trailer from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo.