Inside Passage

It took 3 hours to fly to Juneau, it took 18 days to get back.

The video is done. Shot with a Canon 60D, a Canon G11 and an iPad, the video documents the voyage from Juneau to Anacortes I took last month. Bears, whales, dolphins, and a whole lot of water. It was a great trip, I can only hope I convey a little of the experience in the video.

Compressing 1,800+ photos and dozens of video clips to three minutes is an interesting exercise. This is compounded by the thousands of timelapse exposures that needed to be assembled. It went surprisingly quickly this time, a mere three evenings of work. (As long as you classify evening as getting to bed before 2am.) Either I am getting better with the tools, or I just got lucky when it came to fitting the thing together.

I have produced several videos about these voyages by boat through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. How do you keep each video from looking just like the last? This time I changed it up stylistically, opting for a much more driving soundtrack coupled with the frenetic pace of timelapse.

Does it work? I will await your judgement.


Inside Passage from Andrew Cooper on Vimeo.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i.

3 thoughts on “Inside Passage”

  1. Thouroughly enjoyable!!! I want to learn how to do this! For a person who has not done any traveling whatsoever, I have now visited a part of Alaska through your eyes. Thankyou very much for sharing your trip!

  2. Thanks for sharing your trelvas, Elizabeth!My DH and I took my folks on an Alaskan cruise in 2007. Going to Alaska had been my dad’s lifelong dream so it was very special to be there with him when he finally saw his first glacier, his first orca in the wild, his first train trip to the gold fields. Next May we’re gearing up to do Hawaii (my mom’s dream!) with my folks and our daughters. The memories you take when you travel with those you love are even more precious than pictures.

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