A breathtaking video giving a glimpse into the beauty of the region was released online Friday evening by Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism.
The three and a half minute short film celebrates this community’s four seasons with a focus on the region’s splendid scenery, deep-rooted culture, abundant activities and magnificent landscapes.
Dianna Ducs, executive director is proud of the video featuring Nelson and the Kootenay Lake region all the way up to the Lardeau River that’s been in the works for a year.
“It’s a full-year journey,” she says. “Sort of a day in the life, a year in the life in the Nelson Kootenay Lake area.”
When she talks of the finished product, she can’t help but gush.
“It is beyond words and that’s sort of what we’re titling it,” she says. “When you watch it, my recommendation is sit back, turn up the speakers, put it on HD, full screen and relax for three and a half minutes. You will be taken on a little journey.”
Done under the leadership of Mike Parenteau, Jon Long and Bill Heath worked on the project.
“The team I worked with was very professional, very creative,” Ducs says. “They’re quality of production and editing is topnotch. A wonderful team to work with.”
The only problem the team ran into is having so much fantastic subject matter to film in such a short piece with a limited budget.
“It would be great to just keep shooting,” says Ducs.
The video was made to promote this region as a tourist destination, says Ducs.
“We wanted to educate people about this area and show them, visually show them, how beautiful, captivating, breathtaking it is — to hopefully come and visit,” she says.
Videos have been made in the past but this is the first major project of its kind. The short film is the first in a series of four that will be launched over the next year.
The three subsequent videos will take a closer look at each season in one-minute clips.
The video went live online Friday evening and is already receiving accolades for its goose-bump-inducing reminder of how great a location this community is.
“It’s captivating. It really speaks clearly about how gorgeous this area is,” she says.
Check it out at http://www.nelsonkootenaylake.com/four_season_video_2013
You can also find Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism on Facebook.
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism will also screen the video at Movies Under the Stars at Lakeside Park Saturday at 8p.m. before the feature film.
This project was a partnership including Destination British Columbia and Kootenay Rockies Tourism.