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On the Road – Olympic National Park Fall Trailer

Now that the 30-minute On the Road – Olympic National Park Fall episode has aired on PAPA TV, we are turning our attention to a 5-minute ‘trailer’ of this film.

It is a condensed video that points to the original version in links to Vimeo and YouTube at the end of the film. We are going to use this one, as well as the other three On the Road episodes in shortened versions of the originals to market our series off the peninsula.

Here is the 5-minute version of the Olympic National Park Fall Trailer:

 

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On the Road – Olympic National Park Fall

We finally got the finishing touches on the latest PAPA TV, On the Road episode – Olympic National Park Fall.

We had a lot of fun putting this one together. We spent the night at the Lake Crescent Lodge and really enjoyed our stay there. The fall foliage was excellent in the Sol Duc River Valley, we got to see a bobcat hunting salmon at the Salmon Cascades. Hung out at the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and finished our trip at the Sol Duc Falls.

Ross Hamilton was great, giving us tips on photographing the fall season in these amazing areas. This man really loves the peninsula. After photographing this area with a large format camera for nearly 50 years, Ross unfortunately lost his eyesight to glaucoma. With help from his friends he gives talks around the peninsula on his photographic work in the park and around the Olympic Peninsula. He is truly inspiring. It was great working with him, as well as Elaine Cochran my narrator.

Hope you enjoy this adventure into the Olympic National Park …. we did!

2017 In Retrospect

We would like to thank the Lord for opening so many doors that provided so many blessings to Spirit Vision Films this last year.

We would also like to thank our many clients for the opportunity to serve them with our videography products. Thank you so much!

Last winter we worked with multiple agencies to create the Off-Channel Reservoir Project, a compelling video highlighting the need for an off-channel reservoir next to the Dungeness River to help the City of Sequim with storm run-off, the farmers using the river to irrigate summer crops, and the returning late summer salmon that depend on the river to spawn. These agencies include:

  • Clallam County
  • City of Sequim
  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  • Washington Water Trust
  • Dungeness Water User’s Association
  • Clallam Conservation District

We helped with the Taste of the Peninsula for the third year in a row, creating a video focusing on what the Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County had done throughout the year.

Then working in association with Peninsula Area Public Access TV (PAPA TV) of Port Angeles, we created the first episode of the On the Road series … the New Dungeness Light Station. 

We then followed that episode with one created by PAPA TV’s Patric Mcinnes and his Skill Center’s videography class, named the Port Angeles Underground.

Our third episode in the series was completed in late August by Spirit Vision Films and highlighted the Olympic Discovery Trail from the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to the Port Angeles Waterfront trail.

Spirit Vision Films is currently working on the fourth episode, Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent and the Sol Duc River Valley. It is near complete and should be aired this month.

Along the way we also created four videos featuring high-end real estate land, homes, and rentals here on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Also, working for the City of Port Angeles who contracted with PAPA to create eight videos showing the residents of Port Angeles how the city is working for them. Spirit Vision Films created two of the eight:

  • Public Works Winter Readiness
  • Port Angeles Fire Department and Operation Candy Cane

We also contributed aerial footage to several organizations including:

  • Peninsula College’s Pirates Soccer video.
  • Quileute Tribe’s Move to Higher Ground film.
  • We edited Kitsap County’s the Bucklin Hill Bridge Project, which received an award for their work on that project.

Finally, contracted by Clallam County Road Department, we started the long term McDonald Creek Bridge Project in July of last year, documenting the de-construction and re-construction of this long-awaited and needed bridge project on the Old Olympic Highway. The finished video and bridge should be completed by March of this year.

Without the Lord’s help, none of this would have been possible. Thank you so much!

And again, to all our clients who trusted Spirit Vision Film with their video needs, thank you! It was a very good year!

We are looking forward to what will come our way this year and to continue to serve our clients with support, creative abilities, and integrity for their video and photographic needs!

 

On the Road – Olympic National Park

We are currently filming our next episode of the On the Road series, in association with PAPA TV of Port Angeles, Washington. This next film highlights the shoulder or Fall season of the North Olympic Peninsula, specifically the Olympic National Park.

We will be encouraging folks to come to the peninsula during the fall after all the crowds have left for the summer to explore the beauty of the fall season.

Our focus in the park will be Lake Crescent, Storm King, the Lake Crescent Lodge, and Marymere falls. We will then travel to the Sol Duc River valley. There we will stop at the Salmon Cascades to watch the Coho salmon return to spawn, with a bobcat thrown in! We will highlight the beauty of the fall foliage, stop at the Sol Duc Hot Springs resort, and finally end up at the trailhead to the Sol Duc Falls.

Along with Elaine Cochran, Ross Hamilton whose large-format landscape photography has been appreciated on the peninsula for almost 50 years, will give tips and insights to photographers coming to the peninsula.

Here are some frame captures we have already filmed. This episode should be released right after Christmas or New Years. Stay tuned!

 

Ross Hamilton’s Olympics

The first film of the Ross Hamilton Project has finally been completed. It just finished airing on PAPA TV this past weekend (papaonline.tv) and now is available on Vimeo to general audiences.

This film is truly inspirational. Ross Hamilton has been a fixture on the Olympic Peninsula for almost 50 years. His iconic images of the Olympic National Park, as well as the rest of the peninsula are stunningly beautiful. All shot on his 4×5 large format camera. Many are from his treks deep into the back country of the Olympic mountain range. Others from his many trips to the rugged Washington coastline, as well as the old growth forests of the West End. The Hoh rain forest, Rialto Beach, 2nd Beach, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Falls, the Bailey range, Mount Olympus, and more grace this film as Hamilton shares his experiences with the audience.

At 74, Ross Hamilton has lost his vision to glaucoma, yet continues to share his adventures, experiences, and stunning imagery with small groups of photographers and outdoor advocates across his beloved Olympic Peninsula.

So enjoy many of his classic images. Hear him talk about his experiences acquiring them and his personal struggle with his vision loss. A very inspiring story.