How did you get inspired to become a filmmaker?
I am able to see and experience so many amazing things when I’m out doing my photography. When the DSLR camera makers started adding video capabilities to those cameras it was a natural fit. So many people don’t really see all the ordinary miracles around them. I love being able to share those every day, ordinary miracles with them and help them to see and feel some of the same things that I get to experience on a daily basis. The combination of still images, inspiring music, quotes and video has the amazing power to make people feel. I love sharing the emotions I experience when I’m photographing my subjects.
What is your favorite part about the short film form?
You need to know exactly what story you want to tell and what images to use to be able to tell that story. It’s always exciting to see how much action, adventure and emotion you can pact into short clips.
Who were the people that supported the making of this film?
Family and friends are my biggest support because they believe in what I’m capable of doing and support me in my endeavors.
What resources do you use as a filmmaker?
I use needmusic.com and incomptech.com for all my music needs. The great state of Montana and Yellowstone National Park are my main shooting locations. I use Canon EOS 1Dx and 5D Mark II cameras to capture all my video with various Canon lenses. I use ProShow Producer by Photodex for all my editing.
The independent film business is a difficult one. What keeps you motivated? Where do you see the industry going in the future?
I love what I do and no matter what happens, I’ll keep sharing what I do with others.
Which filmmakers, artists or individuals have most influenced your work?
Art Wolfe, Joel Sartore and Niebrugge Images.
What advice would you give new filmmakers?
If you love what you’re doing, find a way to set yourself apart from others and make a living at it. Life is too short to do something you don’t like doing!
My business is about the art of capturing life in the moment and for me that is whatever is happening in the great outdoors. Life is made up of moments, so come along with me on this journey through life and experience many of life’s best moments.
View and vote for Becca Wood’s films “Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters Annual Horse Drive – Gardiner, Montana” and “A Yellowstone Minute,” competing in Real Montana.
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