You know those CDs of whale music you can buy at the tills in garden centres? If, rather than listening to those, everybody in need of a couple of minutes of downtime halfway through the afternoon could just take the time to watch The Ridge, the world would be much, much better place. It’s kind of a spectacular bit of filmmaking; filmed for Camp4 Collective in Denali National Park, Alaska, the camera sweeps across mountains buried in fluffy snow, rocky ridges brandishing over barren expanses of white and mountain faces that look curiously like old men’s faces (watch out for the moustachioed bloke at 1.40).
I’m so accustomed to CGI and post-production in films now that I had a hard time believing that The Ridge wasn’t made with CGI by a little man in a darkened room, and for that reason alone it’s absolutely worth spending three minutes and 17 seconds remembering just how awe-inspiring parts of the world are.
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