Chasing the Light:
An Artistic Journey Down the Colorado in Grand Canyon
Chasing the Light: An Artistic Journey Down the Colorado in Grand Canyon is a video for those seeking artistic adventures in painting, photography and music. However, non-artists also greatly appreciate this high-definition Grand Canyon documentary. The film features an assemblage of painters, photographers and musicians on a 21-day raft trip through the Grand Canyon.
Ed George filmed Chasing the Light for Arizona Public Television in 2010. He stunningly captures the colorful, brilliant cliffs of Grand Canyon and the sparkling, unbridled waters of the Colorado River. George compiles a wonderful collection of images and commentary on natural light photography and painting. In addition, the film includes commentary on the challenges of creating art in Grand Canyon. Most noteworthy, the film adds moments of high adventure rafting and scenes of just plain fun.
About the Artists in Chasing the Light
The late Ed George contributes to countless thrilling documentaries. He films electric eels in Brazil and crocodiles of the Orinoco River in South America. He captures Anacondas in Venezuela (nominated for an Emmy in 1999) and the giant Gaboon viper in the Congo Region of West Africa.
Another great creation, George’s fly-on-the-wall documentation in Chasing the Light, offers an up close and personal view into creative life on a special Grand Canyon river trip. However, this film could not be made alone. Several artists collaborate with George. The artists who take to the water to document this creative canyon endeavor include:
- Santa Fe, N.M. based landscape artist Peter Nisbet
- Flagstaff, AZ painter Bruce Aiken
- Flagstaff, AZ painter David Grandon
- Kristin Caldon (Photographer)
- Shane McDemott (Photographer)
- Sierra Hartman (Photographer)
- John Running (Photographer)
- National Geographic Awarding winning photographer David Edwards
- AzRA guide/photographer Margeaux Bestard
- Musician Woody Simmons writes and performs the music for the film
Most of all, the light in the Canyon provides great inspiration for both creative minds and personalities. Mercurial moments of inspiration intersperse the scenes. Viewers of this film appreciate the “eye” of the artists and the enthusiasm of the musicians on this inspirational journey. Check out the trailer for a sneak peek into Chasing the Light.
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