Rare Air

9 films in this block (43 minutes)

Rare Air

Cool, calm, collected. Check out this film block early Sunday morning to feel just that: Enjoy some relaxing films, along with a little chat from Jon Magnuson from the Cedar Tree Institute.


The Films

Pursuit

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 7 min
  • Director Mike Olbinski

When it comes to storm chasing, you can’t give up. But that also applies to life. Keep chasing, keep pursuing. Whatever it is. That’s the only way to get what you want.

Nita

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Loren Earle

A video portrait depicting the life’s work of Upper Michigan’s premiere artist Nita Engle. Her watercolor landscapes keep record of the few and fleeting wild spaces left in the world.

Warren Dunes

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 1 min
  • Director John Berry

This was shot in about an hour! I was camping near the dunes, and spent the afternoon hiking and exploring the sand dunes that overlook Lake Michigan. I also created the music for this piece.

The Birth of a Dugout Canoe

  • Year 2017
  • Country Latvia
  • Runtime 14 min
  • Director Jacob Dimiters

This documentary features the difficult and time-consuming process of making a traditional expanded dugout canoe using mostly traditional hand tools and techniques. The woodworker is Rihards Vidzickis, an experienced green woodworker, wood sculptor and dugout canoe maker. Rihards’ passion for green wood and solid wood creations has only grown since his childhood days.

CH Reel

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 2 min
  • Director Charles Hallett

A collection of my best time-lapse work in 2017. Featuring shots from all around North America. From Michigan and the Upper Midwest, to Casper Wyoming, the Wasatch Mountains in Utah and the North Cascades of Washington.

Granddad

  • Year 2016
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Corey Robinson

Every morning in the summer, Grandded rises at dawn to row twice around the lake. Join himon his morning meditation.

Water

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 4 min
  • Director Mark Knight

Take a four-minute journey to some of the planet’s most spectacular glaciers, waterfalls, beaches, rivers and waterways. Destinations include, Iceland, Igauzu Falls Brazil, Atchafalaya Basin Louisiana, Lake Tahoe California, Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Dedicate: Freediving with Orcas

  • Year 2017
  • Runtime 8 min
  • Director Jacques de Vos

Award-winning underwater photographer Jacques de Vos journeys to the Lofoten Islands in Norway to realize his dream of photographing orca while freediving. His experience in the presence of these creatures is beyond anything he could have imagined.

Flying Over the Upper Michigan

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 1 min
  • Director John Berry

Flying Over The Upper Peninsula is a collection of drone video I captured while visiting the Upper Peninsula in July. After putting my favorite shots together, I created the ambient music to go over it. This was shot over the period of a week, with me going to my favorite spots around Marquette.