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Original with music by Hans Zimmer:
New Version for Jane Goodall Live with music by Justin R. Durban
I grew up in the city — a world constructed of steel, concrete and asphalt. My view of the night sky was the moon and the handful of stars bright enough to outshine the glow of city lights.
My understanding of nature was limited to what I could find at local gardens, parks and zoos.
As a kid I never saw the Milky Way with my own eyes. Just on sci-fi television and in books and magazines.
My encounters with wild animals were limited to squirrels and pigeons in the city (if those even count as wild).
Photographs of places like Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree seemed so otherworldly and unbelievable for a kid from Philadelphia. But as an adult, I have been lucky to rediscover the natural world that exists outside of cities. I have come to appreciate what nature has to offer. It’s an entirely different world from the one I grew up in: a place of beauty, a place to reflect, a place to learn and a place to connect with the heart and soul.
In 2009, I set out to film nature to share with urban dwellers who, like me, have never ventured outside the routines and comforts of cities.
It’s now been two years, many amazing trips, and countless incredible experiences. This film is a compilation of the many highlights captured during this time.
Please enjoy. I hope you can make your own journeys into the wildness and beauty of nature…
Music: Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Soundtrack
Scenes include (in order of appearance):
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
Joshua Tree National Park
Lunar Eclipse of December 2010
Jeju Island, South Korea
Yosemite National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Death Valley National Park
Canon 5D Mk II, 60D, 7D, T1i, T2i, Sx10is
Lenses: 14mm 2.8, 16-35mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8, 24mm 1.4
Celestron CPC 800 Telescope
Dolly moves were made with Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly, Cineslider, Turntable and Oracle controller.