Patrick Gilmore Film

   
Video Blog

I've traveled to some far-reaching places and have filmed some beautiful things.

Peer through the lens...

Hells Canyon Shoot: In the Field

 

Currently, my colleague Spencer Macdonald and I are in full-swing production on a video for the Hells Canyon Preservation Council in eastern Oregon. Our assignment is to piece together a short promotional video that tells the tales of the grassroots efforts that have helped preserve the wilderness area for future generations. While journeying through the canyon during our first shoot we set up shop at Buckhorn Springs lookout. Almost as soon as our cameras were ready to roll, the sky around us darkened. Our sunset timelapse session was cut short as a massive storm quickly rolled in from the north. To our surprise, the thunderstorm transformed into a blizzard overnight...

 

 

We had to pack up earlier than expected at Buckhorn Springs when the thunderstorms rolled in. In the morning we were shocked by the winter wonderland before us...in the middle of May! All of the seasons at once in Hells Canyon...

   

Drones and the Future of Farming (National Geographic)

 

Upon returning from my final expedition in Antarctica, I really wanted to begin working in earnest with the National Geographic Society. I spent the first few weeks home researching topics around the Portland, OR area, and stumbled across the subject of farm drones, or UAVs, being used in precision agriculture. After some extensive preproduction, I reached out to all of my contacts, wrote out a short pitch, and submitted it to National Geographic's headquarters in D.C. Within a few weeks I received a response to push forward on the piece, and thus, I produced and shot the segment. Upon its completion, it was featured in their online gallery and even had a article written to accompany it.

 

Antarctica- The White Continent

 

Four months ago, I was given the privilege of journeying to the end of the Earth to the white continent of Antarctica. I remember thinking about the trip long before it actually happened, daydreaming of what it would look and feel like. When we first stepped ashore on the peninsula, I felt like I was still dreaming. The cold, crisp wind blowing across a frozen landscape. The many abstract forms of ice floating all around, dotted by Antarctica's infamous inhabitants- the brush-tailed penguins. The snow-covered peaks that towered before us and the pack-ice that we crashed through between our destinations. Looking back, filming that expedition taught me that sometimes the natural world can conjure up beauty that surpasses even the wondrous things that we picture in our dreams...