Oregon remains home to some of the most unspoiled landscapes in the American West.

DISCOVER OREGON is a documentary film that takes you to many of Oregon’s best places – both iconic and virtually unknown locations.  Shot by day and night, in timelapse with a Canon DSLR and in real-time with a cinematic Blackmagic digital film camera – DISCOVER OREGON is a high-definition tour of Oregon’s scenery, plants, and wildlife put to music and natural sounds. Art in motion that showcases nature without any interrupting narration.

Gigabytes of Media

More than just a video.

DISCOVER OREGON was primarily shot in uncompressed CinemaDNG and CR2 RAW digital film.  This means that every second of the movie began as 24 individual photographs instead of a compressed file.  The uncompressed files give DISCOVER OREGON a range of light and color more similar to the human eye than is possible with an average video camera.  This is also responsible for the huge amount of data making up the film; our Blackmagic camera burns though a gigabyte of data every 20 seconds.  The individual frames also happen to look great as still photos! Enjoy a few of them below:

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The colors are all-natural.

There isn’t any HDR (high dynamic range shots composed of 2 or more frames), and all extravagant sunset colors were made by wildfire smoke particles in the air – not Photoshop!

A few of the locations captured:

  • The Oregon Trail

  • Mirror Lake

  • Mt. Hood

  • Lookout Mountain

  • Hood River County

  • The Columbia River Gorge

  • Eagle Creek

  • Oneata Gorge

  • Angel’s Rest

  • The Oregon Coast

  • Cape Kiwanda

  • Chetco Point

  • The McKenzie River

  • Sahalie Falls

  • Clear Lake Lodge

  • Spray, OR

  • The John Day River Basin

  • The Painted Hills

  • Anthony Lake

  • The Elkhorn Mountains

  • The Sumpter Dredge

  • Baker City, OR

  • Malheur County

  • Kiger Gorge

  • Steens Mountain

  • Petroglyph Lake

  • Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge

It isn’t always possible to be in Oregon’s most beautiful places, but now it’s possible to go there virtually.  DISCOVER OREGON was filmed with high quality RAW cameras and file formats – which means this film captures colors and lighting more like Hollywood and the BBC than your average iPhone or DSLR video.  Discover Oregon is best experienced in high-definition, and there’s a few different ways you can see it!

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