A visual interpretation of an excerpt from Walden, written by Henry David Thoreau.
Winter to Spring Aerials - Marquette
Not Quite Canada - Blast Off
Upper Peninsula Aerials - Winter
A Sense of Direction (Full Length Film)
A Sense of Direction (official trailer)
R E F L E C T in motion - 4
The History of the Yorktown Jib Park
Winter to Spring Aerials - MarquetteCovering the transition from winter to spring from the air, with the DJI Mavic Pro.
Chaotic OrderNature brings order to the natural chaos of the universe I do not own the music, all credit goes to Thomas Giles Song name - Immersion Highway (instrumental)
Not Quite Canada - Blast OffNot Quite Canada's first music video (Blast Off )is a compilation of shows over a three year period of time including breath taking four season footage of the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Video Credit to Alex Maier of Five Aces Films. (blast off) soundtrack was recorded at Third Coast Studio and produced by Bill Chrysler and Joe Hettinga .
Upper Peninsula Aerials - WinterMusic credit goes entirely to the artist Plini After waiting a couple months for my DJI Mavic Pro to arrive it finally came in December. I've had some time to take it to a bunch of different locations around the U.P. and really test it out. I had high expectations for this drone after watching some reviews and it has still exceeded my expectations. I really can't believe that I can bring a machine of this capability anywhere I go now. The whole package includes drone, 3 batteries, remote, and case for 4.5 pounds and easily fits into a small day pack. I've flown in temps below 10 degrees Fahrenheit (below 0 with windchill) and it doesn't seem to bother it at all. It even handles the wind pretty well. This is only about a month and a half worth of footage and I'll continue to put videos together throughout the year.
A Sense of Direction (Full Length Film)The Pacific Northwest Trail is unlike any other long distance trail. It’s founder, Ron Strickland has been developing it since the 1970‘s but it was only established as a National Scenic Trail in 2009. The trail is still very unknown and unestablished. Many local residents don’t even know that it passes through their backyard. In 2015 the PNT saw more than double the number of thru hikers it has seen in past years, but that number still only comes to somewhere between 35-75 hikers. The Appalachian Trail sees about 3000 thru hikers annually now and the Pacific Crest Trail sees about 2000. Most hikers begin the PNT at the eastern terminus at Chief Mountain in Glacier National Park in Montana. Hugging the Canadian border, the route takes us through the panhandle of Idaho, then across the entire state of Washington. 1200 miles later we arrive at the western terminus of Cape Alava, the western most point of the contiguous United States. Trail conditions can range from perfect tread to thorny bushwhacks to highway walking in just a few miles. Navigation can be very frustrating at times. But all the aspects that make the PNT more difficult than other trails also make it more adventurous. A thru hike on the PNT is not just a very long walk through the mountains, it is an exploration into the unknown. This is the first documentary about the Pacific Northwest Trail and I am very excited to share this incredible experience with more people. I expect its popularity will soar in the next few years so hike it while you can before it gets too crowded!
A Sense of Direction (official trailer)The first full length documentary ever made about the Pacific Northwest Trail. In 2015 the PNT saw more than double the hikers it has had previous years. But that isn't saying much, as there were only about 50 thru hikers.
R E F L E C T in motion - 4Explore the moods of nature.
Shoe SoulsWe are trapped by conformity and a need for money. It has become such a normal part of our society that we are blind to the consequences of it. All it takes is one soul to start the transformation for a better world
The History of the Yorktown Jib ParkThe yorktown jib park is an award winning backyard terrain park but above all else it was a place to shred and have fun.
Tall OrderThe first production shot on a RED camera by NMU students. crew, Olivia Crawford, Michael O'Connell, Kyle Wood, Sara Bliesener, Aaron Chieply, Chris Acree, Alex Maier, Kelly McCommons, Josh Liimatta, Michael Heron, Natalie Berger, Anne Krohn, Sam Arsenault, Chani Ely, John Kubiak
Phoney PeopleWe are so attached to our phones today that they might as well represent us. One character is no longer satisfied with pop culture and is searching for a deeper meaning to life. Unfortunately no one wants to listen to his complicated questions.
DissonanceA man is finally getting his life back together after being diagnosed with schizophrenia but a diseased mind is uncontrollable. A class project for senior level digital cinema. Crew includes: Michael O'Connell John Kubiak Chani Ely Thomas Riley Andrew Powell Cassandra Chapman Cast Includes: Mariah Rosado Maxwell Peterson Stephen Wardell Michael O'Connell John Kubiak Casandra Chapman