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Mountain Film Release: Land of Emperors

In a landscape as immense as the Canadian Rockies, it takes a human figure to help set the scale. In the LAND OF EMPERORS, the mountains rule. And while humans may appear tiny and insignificant, their experience venturing into that landscape is far from meaningless. The journey promises new perspective. From the striking geometry of precipitous peaks forming Canada's hydrological divide to the vastness of retreating icefields and glaciers, it can be an inspiring experience for anyone wandering through this region. This short film reminds us of the striking beauty of the Canadian Rockies and our place, as humans, within those magnificent peaks. [...]

Painting with Light: Capturing Simon Beck’s Snow Art

With limitless creativity and a thirst for pushing the boundaries of cinematography, Doug Urquhart is one of the most inventive time-lapse geniuses around. When he received an invitation to visit his beloved Banff National Park and shoot a unique ‘snow art’ assignment, he immediately said "yes" and started to conjure up a creative and imaginative storyboard. [...]