On Wednesday October 26th, 2011, Condit Dam on the White Salmon River was dramatically breached with explosives. This was the first step in a year-long project to remove the 100 year-old dam and restore spawning habitat for threatened salmon, and was definitely the most dramatic shoot I’ve ever done.
My first edit of the video and timelapse photography from the day appeared on National Geographic News:
This clip contains 1080 60p video shot with a Sony FS100, 720 60p video recorded on a KiPro HDD recorder in Prores 422 via a Sony EX1, and 1080 30p video shot with a Canon 5D.
The timelapse photography was done with 2 Canon Rebel T2i. Additional timelapse imagery that I wasn’t able to process in time for the NG release was shot with a Canon 7D and GoPro HD Hero cameras. The timelapse photography is part of my long-term effort to document the historic removal of Condit Dam and the recovery of the White Salmon river ecosystem. You can learn more about that here.
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Certainly an exciting day on the White Salmon!