CHASING THE LIGHT a film by Ed George

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An artistic journey down the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. An assemblage of Grand Canyon painters and photographers embarked on a twenty-one day river trip through the canyon. The journey was documented on high-definition video and presents a unique opportunity to see these artists working, interacting and talking about the techniques and inspiration of their craft.

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An artistic journey down the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon

An assemblage of Grand Canyon painters and photographers embarked on a twenty-one day river trip through the canyon. The journey was documented on high-definition video and presents a unique opportunity to see these artists working, interacting and talking about the techniques and inspiration of their craft. The excitement of the rapids, the talent, camaraderie, and the beauty of February light in the canyon is a binding theme of the film.

“With a career that has taken him all over the world, Ed George’s images have been central to countless hair-raising documentaries on creatures like electric eels in Brazil, crocodiles of the Orinoco River in South America, Anacondas in Venezuela (nominated for an Emmy in 1999), (and) the giant Gaboon viper in the Congo Region of West Africa… Along with Santa Fe, N.M. based landscape artist Peter Nisbet, Flagstaff, AZ painters Bruce Aiken and David Grandon; photographers David Edwards, Shane McDemott, and John Running …took to the water to document the canyon…The large group created and shared their art with each other in the at-times frigid winter air on the river. Through George’s fly-on-the-wall documentation, “Chasing The LIght” captures artists at that mercurial moment of inspiration…”
Ryan Heinsius, Flagstaff LIVE!

ARTISTS
Peter Nisbet
Bruce Aiken
David Grandon
Woody Simmons musician
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sierra Hartman
John Running
David Edwards
Margeaux Bestard
Kristen Caldon

See slideshow of their work here

A film by Ed George
Original music by Woody Simmons

2012
46 mins

Official Selection of the Banff Mountain Film Festival

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Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.5 in
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  1. REVIEW.
    First published October 29, 2013 (Booklist Online).
    During the winter months, sunlight filters low in the Grand Canyon and sometimes unexpectedly bursts out amid heavy cloud cover. In this beautifully shot program, artists and photographers take a 21-day Colorado River trip through the Grand Canyon to try and capture the various changes in light on surrounding vistas. The travelers, whose ages range from the twenties to the seventies, are both novice and experienced travelers. No matter their age, they see the Grand Canyon through an artist’s eyes and enjoy talking about the scenery as we watch them work on their art, relax around campfires, and travel through rapids and calm pools of water. Working with paints, sketch pads, and cameras, the artists explain their techniques and contrast winter scenes with those they see during the summer months. Banjo player Woody Simmons accompanies the group and adds perky background music to the program, while filmmaker Ed George offers occasional commentary. A fun video for both armchair travelers and budding artists. The college and university price is $49.

    — Candace Smith

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