BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the past eight years, an intrepid team of cinematographers has quietly traversed the state of Idaho, shooting and collecting hundreds of hours of landscape and scenic images. They've climbed mountains, run rivers, hiked deserts, survived close encounters with wildlife ... and (thankfully) came home with a library of footage they just had to share. Idaho, the Movie is their way of doing just that– showing off the images this team worked so hard to get in a state they live in and love.
The team at Wide Eye Productions, a documentary production company based in Boise, Idaho, started out shooting the most notable landmarks and scenic locations with the RED Epic camera. The RED shoots 4K images, a little more than twice the size of high definition. But the full setup also weighs about twice as much as an office desk. The Wide Eye team muscled up and hauled it to dozens of locations, capturing some of Idaho's most beloved natural areas.
With an initial library of the more iconic (and accessible) locations under their belts, the team set out to shoot the little known gems in-between. But in Idaho, that presents a major challenge: how to haul 100 pounds of high end HD gear up into the mountains, or out into the desert, or down a wild river?
If you've been following film production at all for the past 4 years, you may know about the revolution in camera technology caused by the introduction of digital SLR cameras (still cameras) that shoot HD video. These small cameras pack a 35mm image sensor that shoots high definition, film-like images… images that were just a few years ago only possible with full size (and full weight) cameras like the RED. The Wide Eye crew quickly realized the value of these small package, high quality cameras and put one to use for Idaho, the Movie.
The results are stunning. It's amazing how many beautiful places there are in Idaho. The writer and narrator for the program, Tim Woodward even admits that in 40 years of traveling and writing about Idaho, there are still places he's never seen.
Check it out. Idaho, the Movie will most likely suprise you, too with spectacular beauty from a state that doesn't easily show off its hidden treasures.