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Sea of Cortez (Trailer)

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Sea of Cortez (Trailer)
John Knoop Films -
A voyage through the Gulf of California by filmmaker John Knoop.

From Faultlines: A Nomad Filmmaker's Journal: We go on several great trips to the most beautiful parts of Baja, and [Tim Means] provides me with financing for the film. It’s a trade. My method is to concentrate on the place and its flora and fauna. Not only does that suit my style, it seems to me that the best way to encourage people to see Baja is to avoid showing other people in these pristine desert spaces. There is no sales pitch or narration. There are only the natural sounds I record on my Nagra SN as I film, and In C, Terry Riley’s hypnotic music. This is my most ambitious attempt at working alone, without a soundman, recording sync sound with the high quality little reel to reel recorder and an AKG directional mic mounted on top of the camera. It turns out well. Tim’s already showing the film to gatherings of interested travelers with considerable success.

Music by Terry Riley
Underwater footage by Lee Teply
Produced, directed, photographed & edited by John Knoop