David Fortney’s “Spirit Lands: An American Odyssey” Released on DVD

Janson Media today announced the worldwide DVD release of the documentary film Spirit Lands: An American Odyssey (1 x 52′). As reported in  the announcement of its television release, Spirit Lands is a beautiful Hi-Definition development of David Fortney Productions in association with Executive Producer Stephen Janson and Janson Media. Fortney’s Emmy award winning cinematography can also be found on Timeless: A National Parks Odyssey (1 x 52′), available now through Janson Media.

Spirit Lands: An American Desert Odyssey is a visual and musical journey to some of the most spectacular, beautiful and awe-inspiring natural wonders of the American desert. David Fortney spent four years collecting imagery for this project, traveling to every desert location in America, including seven National Parks.

A variety of innovative filming techniques were used in the production of this non-narrated, visual masterpiece, including motion control, time lapse and low level aerial cinematography.  The film is accompanied by a music score featuring evocative Native American music by John Huling and R. Carlos Nakai. Also included are beautiful and inspiring texts by Native American Wisdom Keepers, with quotations and prayers celebrating our connection with the earth and the  need to respect and honor her.

On this magical journey, you’ll visit the surreal and beautiful Mono Lake in California, and these national parks:

► Arches National Park
► Grand Canyon National Park
► Death Valley National Park
► Zion National Park
► Canyonlands National Park
► Bryce Canyon National Park
► Joshua Tree National Park

David Fortney is an award-winning cinematographer whose footage is distributed by The Image Bank, and has been seen in hundreds of national and international televisions spots, shows and specials. He often functions as director, cinematographer and editor, combining supreme artistic skills with the technical expertise needed to develop and extend the current state-of-the-art in cinematography.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent production and distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,500 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, VOD, DVD/video, non-theatric, and emerging new media markets, and a publisher/ manufacturer of award-winning DVDs. The company has licensed programming to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include most major broadcasters and media companies.

LENGTH: 52 Minutes
MSRP: $24.95
CATALOG #: 20475
UPC #: 6-4603204759-2
ISBN #: 1-56839-400-4
PRODUCER: David Fortney Productions in association with Janson Media
STREET DATE: AVAILABLE  February 16th, 2011