Canoeing the mighty Mississippi River with John Rusky of Quapaw Canoe Company was an amazing experience. Buck Island is primitive, beautiful, and not easy to get to – which makes it the perfect place for visiting birds and adventurous souls to take a break.
I had several excellent interviews to work with but John was absolutely the anchor. I tried to capture the sense of adventure and camaraderie that we all felt while shooting. Brent’s excellent drone shots really helped to show the wide-open feeling of the river. I spent some time in post focusing on sound design to help immerse the viewer, especially in the broadcast version.
Have you got an adventure to share with the world? Let’s do it!
Executive Producer – Patrick Green
Producer – Cathy Jo Burks
Director of Photography – Brent Walker
Videography & Post Production – Chip Simons