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Description: Alcove is a story about a backpacking trip that Chris Smead and Ryan Jordan took during the Spring of 2017. It explores Chris’s perspective on doing something different than what he’s used to – hiking in remote canyons on the Colorado Plateau.
- Link to original soundtrack (composed and produced by Chris Smead)
Alcove was filmed with a full-frame mirrorless camera (with 16-35mm f/4 and 28mm f/2 lenses), a large-sensor superzoom, and an action camera (all footage shot in 4K). The latter was sometimes mounted on a small electronic gimbal. Narrative interview audio was captured with a camera-mounted mic. Ambient audio was captured mostly on the superzoom’s built-in mic.
- Our families!
- The BPL community!
- Our friends who own and manage the cottage companies who make ultralight backpacking more enjoyable for us: ZPacks, Goosefeet Gear, Borah Gear, Lawson Outdoor Equipment, and Forty Below.
- Disclosure: no financial or in-kind commercial support was provided for this film, and it is being made freely available to the public — it strictly represents the labor of our love for the outdoors, for canyon country, and our efforts in amateur exploration!