"What if we woke up to a different world, a world that is different but only in the mind's eye?" This is a question cinematographer Doug Urquhart asks in his short film in "Eye of the Beholder." The film urges us to look at North America in a new way, taking us through nature scenes we might not have sought out yet. From the starlight landscape of the High Sierra in California to a majestic sunset over the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina, "Eye of the Beholder" renews a sense of awe toward the world we live in, and hopefully encourages us to explore it in new ways.
According to planet5D, the film pairs Magic Lantern 5D3 raw video with timelapse sequences captured on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 6D, and Canon EOS 7D. Urquhart, based in Atlanta, began filming on the West Coast while attending a family reunion in Oregon. "Eye of the Beholder" is the result of exploring the Big Sur coastline, the Sierra Nevada, and the souther Cascades with his wife during his visit and combining his footage with his adventures in the East.
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