Experience some of the most unspoiled landscapes in the American West from the comfort of your home.
Even Oregonians can’t always be in the outdoors. Discover Oregon is a documentary video and audio project that takes you to many of Oregon’s best places – both iconic and virtually unknown locations. Recorded by day and night, in timelapse with Canon DSLRs and in real-time with a cinematic Blackmagic digital film camera – Discover Oregon is a high-definition audiovisual tour of Oregon’s scenery, plants, and wildlife.
We've avoided all the planes, cars, and other people noises. Nothing but birds, wind, storms, rivers, and more! Just listen and enjoy. Listen for free online, or purchase securely through Bandcamp and enjoy Oregon anywhere!
Discover Oregon footage is primarily shot in uncompressed CinemaDNG and CR2 RAW digital film. This means that every second of video began as 24 individual photographs instead of a compressed file. The uncompressed files gives Discover Oregon footage 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 our films; 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:
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
Hood River County
The Columbia River Gorge
The Oregon Coast
The McKenzie River
Clear Lake Lodge
The John Day River Basin
The Painted Hills
The Elkhorn Mountains
The Sumpter Dredge
Baker City, OR
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!