Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Sourlands - A Jared Flesher film

Jared Flesher's first documentary, The Farmer and the Horse, is a great example of storytelling that follows three young farmers who are just starting out and want to use horses rather than tractors. I was really impressed with this movie, not just because it was his first project, but also because it was shot using a consumer camcorder!

Jared's now completing his latest film; Sourlands. This was shot with the Panasonic GH2, and looking at the video he's posted, the camera upgrade has resulted in a big jump in image quality!

Independent of that, the first movie was so well made that I'm really looking forward to seeing what he's come up with this time.

SOURLANDS tells the story of the last large forest between New York City and Philadelphia, and the sustainability minded citizens who live near it. It’s a tale of ecology, organic agriculture, and renewable energy. (And how it’s all connected.)

If you pledge $20 to the Kickstarter campaign you'll help finish the project, and get a copy of the DVD.

Kickstarter: SOURLANDS: Stories from the fight for sustainability
Webite: Sourlands
NotesOnVideo: Documentary Shooting with the Panasonic GH2

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