Chasing Ridgelines: August Scouting
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Chasing Ridgelines: Film teaser
Successful backcountry hunting is not always measured by the size of the rack. The experience, the journey, the process and the lifestyle are more important to serious backcountry hunters than shooting a trophy animal. All serious hunters want to harvest a trophy animal, but in this film we explore what is truly important about hunting big game in the backcountry, the connection between hunters and place, and how harvest is the goal, but not the end game. The film will document the year-round process, work, and lifestyle of hard-core backcountry, do-it-yourself big game hunters in Idaho. The film will feature two brothers in Idaho that spend the year, not just hunting season, plotting their big game adventures. Hunting for our characters is a way of life, a philosophical endeavor, a source of food and a pursuit that brings meaning and purpose to their lives. Too often hunting films are about and the kill and the score of the antlers. While our characters are in pursuit of big bucks and bulls, this film will focus on the experience of hunting in the backcountry, the importance and grandeur of the places we hunt, and why the journey is as important as a successful harvest. As we follow the stories of these brothers and their connections to hunting and the land, we will uncover the value of unspoiled backcountry and how the experience and the adventure is more important than pulling the trigger. Production Schedule: The film will be shot throughout the summer and fall of 2015, with an estimated release date in early 2016. Produced, filmed and edited by Alpenglow Press Productions Created by Jason D.B. Kauffman and Brad Brooks Cinematography by Jason D.B. Kauffman and BK Koomler ...
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Living with Carnivores: Boneyards , Bears and Wolves
"Living with Carnivores: Boneyards, Bears and Wolves" is a documentary film about living with large carnivores. The story begins a decade ago in western Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley and explores how a rural agricultural community responded to the resurgence of grizzly bears and wolves. The film explores the thoughtful “can do” approach of Montana ranchers who realized that the age old practice of dumping dead livestock onto “boneyards” was destined to spell trouble by attracting grizzly bears and wolves onto ranches resulting in poor outcomes for wildlife and ranchers. At its core, this film attempts to illustrate that it is possible to transcend ideological divides and to solve serious problems in a polarized world. Produced by Alpenglow Press Productions and Seth Wilson Filmed and edited by Jason D.B. Kauffman, Alpenglow Press Productions Narration by Craig Johnson ...
Idaho Conservation League: Peter Lovera, 2015 Artist in Residence
Idaho Conservation League’s artist in residence (AIR) program began in 2013 and stemmed from conversations about how ICL could better share the beauty of the places we work to protect and how we could tell the Idaho story in creative new ways to expanded audiences. How do we create a nexus between art and nature? Ta da! ICL's artist in residence! ICL's 2015 Artist in Residence is photographer Peter Lovera. We're excited to see what the coming year will inspire as he shares his photography skills and storytelling talents with us. Expect to see more from him throughout 2015. ...
People and Carnivores: Boneyards, Bears and Wolves Trailer
Trailer for People and Carnivores: Boneyards, Bears and Wolves, a soon-to-be-released documentary film about living with large carnivores. The story begins a decade ago in western Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley and explores how a rural agricultural community responded to the resurgence of grizzly bears and wolves. The film explores the thoughtful “can do” approach of Montana ranchers who realized that the age old practice of dumping dead livestock onto “boneyards” was destined to spell trouble by attracting grizzly bears and wolves onto ranches resulting in poor outcomes for wildlife and ranchers. At its core, this film attempts to illustrate that it is possible to transcend ideological divides and to solve serious problems in a polarized world. ...
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A Season of Predators
Produced, filmed and edited by Jason D.B. Kauffman A Season of Predators is a feature-length documentary film that explores creative approaches that some in the northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho and Montana have begun to use to reduce human-predator conflict. The film is set in two rural valleys where expanding predator populations have led to difficult resource challenges. Description A Season of Predators was produced, filmed and edited by Jason D.B. Kauffman during his master’s studies at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism. The documentary was filmed between May 2011 and April 2012. The film shines a light on some of the unique challenges rural westerners face living alongside large predators within the upper Blackfoot Valley in western Montana and the Wood River Valley in south-central Idaho. It also considers the collaborative, community based solutions residents of these two landscapes have developed and employed to address livestock losses to gray wolves and grizzly bears. In the Blackfoot Valley, trust built up over decades through collaboratively addressing pressing issues like invasive weeds, water quality and stream restoration have, in part, set the stage for successful partnerships related to predators. In the Wood River Valley, sheep ranchers, conservationists and state and federal agencies have successfully partnered to reduce sheep depredations by wolves since their return to the valley in 2007. A Season of Predators seeks answers for why these two communities have been successful addressing these challenges and then examines whether these types of efforts may be viewed as emerging models for other Western communities facing similar challenges. ...
Idaho Conservation League: 2014 Idaho Legislature
This is the first of eight videos we are scheduled to produce, film and edit this year for Idaho Conservation League. We couldn't be happier to be working with the excellent staff of ICL to help tell stories about the important conservation work they do here in Idaho. Stay tuned for more ICL videos in the months ahead! ...
Stewarding the Wildest Place: Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
Produced, filmed and edited by Jason D.B. Kauffman The short film highlights the extensive stewardship work being done within the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church River of No Return wilderness areas by the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation. Description This video highlights the work being done by the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, which was originally formed as the Selway-Bitterroot Foundation in 2005. The SBFC’s stewardship work originally focused on the 1.3-million-acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and surrounding wildlands in Idaho and Montana. In 2011, the organization expanded its geographic area to include the 2.4-million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. The nonprofit SBFC serves as the primary partner of the U.S. Forest Service in stewarding these two sprawling wildland areas. This video seeks to inspire potential supporters of the SBFC in its efforts to steward the combined Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church wilderness complex, easily one of the most significant wildlands left in the lower 48 states. ...
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