A short story of finding oneself

A while ago I stumbled on an old documentary of Dick Proenneke on YouTube. It's a fascinating story of a man who lived alone for nearly thirty years in the mountains of Alaska in a log cabin he had constructed by hand near the shore of Twin Lakes. His story inspired me to create a video based on his narration. 

I've also been paying attention more to sound design on videos that captivate me. It's a subconscious subtlety that really immerses you into the story. Once I realized just how important sound can be in a video (along with the visuals themselves) I wanted to challenge myself in the editing process. I wanted to create a short story that was both melancholy and inspiring at the same time while immersing the viewer into the landscapes with natural sounds. Special thanks to Scot Gilmore for letting me film him.