Lynne Whelden, who single-handedly created the backpacking video genre in 1987 with the release of “Five Million Steps,” the classic Appalachian Trail documentary, breaks more new ground with “Overexposed.” His documentaries have followed groups of hikers (“27 Days”), individual hikers (“Five Million Steps,” “Doc on the ‘Sock,” “Amazing Grace”) and his own solo hikes (“Overexposed” and two works-in-progress on Israel’s National Trail and New York’s Finger Lakes Trail). Lynne places great emphasis on audio, using hand-held recorders to capture pristine “natural sound.” Visuals deliver a wallop too. In fact, “Overexposed” is the first backpacking video shot in high-definition to be available on blu-ray disc (lwgear.com special order).
Determined to create timeless masterpieces, Lynne eschews trends such as wall-to-wall music and shaky-cams portraying long-distance hikes as never-ending parties. He calls himself “America’s #1 producer of excellent backpacking videos.” Bringing the wilderness to your home screen has been his lifelong passion.
Come partner with Lynne, an unlikely Triple Crown contender, as he tries to do an end-to-end trek on America’s toughest trail. Each and every day is presented, starting with a detailed map and that day’s destination. Then off you go, with all the drama only the mighty CDT delivers in spades.
Just 20 minutes of the 3-hour epic are occupied with narration. The rest of the video will stimulate your senses with multiple layers of auditory and visual wonder. You are “there” every step of the 3000-mile trail. Let “Overexposed” be your baptism into Divide Country by total immersion. Here’s a link to a sample from the video.
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