With a mix of aerial, still, and time lapse photography, Emmy Award winning cinematographer David Fortney has captured some of the most amazing visuals ever seen of America’s National Parks. The film premiered in primetime on PBS stations nationwide in 2008 as a pledge special. By using special cameras and cinematography techniques, David Fortney has captured the beauty inside the National Parks of the USA and Canada. Fluid, masterful camera work and aerial photography give viewers the sensation of soaring over and through the landscapes. Complemented by an exquisitely lush soundtrack composed by new age musician Patrick O’Hearn, the film contains breathtaking natural beauty of 18 different National Parks, each with its own unique grace and splendor.
The film features the following national parks: Arches, Banff, Bryce, Canyonlands, Death Valley, Denali, Glacier, Grand Teton, Jasper, Joshua Tree, Olympic, Point Lobos, Redwood, Salt Point, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion and Grand Canyon. From mountains, forests, and deserts to rivers, lakes, and oceans, these national treasures are a beauty to behold. Viewers witness the passing of a thunderstorm in Death Valley, marvel at the age-old rock formations of Joshua Tree, journey to Redwood, where the majesty of its resident trees dwarf all other surroundings, and to the Grand Canyon where the hand of mother nature herself has carved indescribable artwork over thousands of years.
Aerial cinematography, gorgeous landscapes and new age music all come together in this feast for the eyes and ears. Timeless: A National Parks Odyssey is an informative and impressive presentation, for nature lovers, travel enthusiasts and aficionados of state-of-the-art filmmaking.
More recently, Fortney produced, Spirit Lands: An American Desert Odyssey, in 2010.
VERSIONS: Narrated and Non-narrated (ambient, M&E only)
LENGTH: 1 x 51 Minutes (narrated and non-narrated) and 1 x 40 Minutes (narrated)
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2006
RELEASE YEAR: 2006
SUPPLIER: David Fortney Films
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide
Winner: National Emmy Awards – Outstanding achievement in cinematography
“For nature lovers and travel enthusiasts, Timeless… A National Parks Odyssey is a must see. If you haven’t already visited several of these parks, you will after watching this. This disc would also make an excellent resource for educators. Its short but inspiring imagery may well awaken a new generation of explorers within children who might not otherwise have been exposed to the majestic and diverse landscapes our country has to offer. There is a world of astonishment and adventure awaiting those willing to take the road less traveled.” – DVD Verdict
“Sheer Majesty…A glorious moving gallery of photography.” – Billboard Magazine
“Timeless: A National Parks Odyssey combines beautiful natural footage of America’s landscapes and combines them with a soothing, but moving score from Patrick O’Hearn. The DVD release of this program includes a captions option that will describe the locations as they are on the screen, and maps of the areas.” ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide
“Timeless: A National Parks Odyssey is an informative and impressive presentation, for nature lovers and travel enthusiasts.” – Mark Vinet, PERSPECTIVES broadcast to Canadian networks (23 stations – locally reaching the greater Ottawa region and the West Island of Montreal)