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Wine Country – Napa & Sonoma

Napa and Sonoma counties in California are known as Wine Country in the U.S. Having been recognized as world-class producers of high quality wines, the area is also known for great food, beautiful views, care for the environment and pastoral settings. Its Spanish roots and architecture can still be seen everywhere one travels.

See the video at: http://www.vimeo.com/7730214

~ Produced in collaboration with Teraluma Pictures ~ Felipe Rojas ~

This video-montage includes:

~ Photographs by: F Rojas & L Bar
~ Video by: Teraluma Pictures :: teraluma.com
~ Art by: Ronald Pratt :: ronaldpratt.com , Paul Ranson (1864 – 1909)
~ Aerial images by: http://Flickr.com/photos/Lyng833’s
~ Music: “Song from a secret garden” by Secret Garden

We worked hard and (we believe) smart to craft this piece over a period of 3-4 weeks. From the inception we knew we had some challenges, such as, to appear like a commercial for a winery, or worse yet, to look like a travelogue clip. Great effort was invested to make a high-quality representation with the flavors, pace and pastoral mood of the Napa and Sonoma regions. We were told by early reviewers that we had achieved this feeling, and we’re glad for that.


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Working on a joint California project

Over the last few weeks, we have developed a relationship with a West Coast enthusiast photographer, Felipe Rojas, who got interested in collaborating on a photo montage video project.

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As we began discussing some ideas and approaches it became evident that we were of the same mind on many issues related to photography, videos, presentation, etc… As time evolved and we shared more concepts, we decided to make a production about Yosemite National Park in the Autumn.

I had always wanted to do a video on this fabulous and picturesque place but since my photos were scant and came from slides (now digitized) I needed many more to make any meaningful presentation. When Felipe shared many of his Yosemite shots, we both knew we had good deal.

Presently, we are about to share the first draft and begin making some adjustments. The video will contain both of our photos, art and paintings, HDR images and a simulated aerial video of the Valley of Yosemite.

If everything progresses at pace we should be able to post it to Vimeo sometime in late October or early November. The feeling is that it’s going to be a good one!

More info as we get closer…