Filming Florida originated as a project to capture Florida in a way that has never been seen before. The film will take viewers on a journey across Florida, highlighting the beauty of the environment and the value of the natural landscape in the midst of one of the country’s most populous states. The film will be focused entirely on the landscape and biodiversity—exploring both the rare and the mundane. The production will utilize many different techniques including ultra slow motion, time lapse, and low altitude aerial filming. Shot in the next generation 4K Ultra High Definition, the result will be both visually spectacular and educational. In order to be screened at science and natural history museums, the end product will be approximately 40 minutes in length.
Large Format Book
Continuing the long tradition of the photographic book, Filming Florida will produce a large format book of photographs and essays. A printed book, unlike a theatrical film release or museum exhibition, can be revisited by the viewer and examined repeatedly, offering a very different viewing experience than other media formats. This book will showcase natural Florida through photographs and experiences from three years traveling and exploring Florida. As a tribute to the natural landscape and wildlife that is found throughout the state, readers will discover a different side to the fourth most populous state and one of the top vacation destinations in the country.
By combining photography, video, and interactive exhibits, the multimedia exhibition will unite the numerous media formats from Filming Florida into a single venue. This traveling exhibition will be designed for natural history and science museums around the country. The exhibit will include a short film about the project, several galleries of still photographs, a massive montage of images shot in partnership with the international Meet Your Neighbours project, a thread of behind-the-scenes snapshots that tie the entire exhibit together, and several interactive multimedia components. The exhibition will be designed for a general audience while most of the interactive modules will be developed for younger participants.