A look at the history, the scenery, the wildlife and the people of the Appalachian Trail Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 25, 2012.
About this project
The concept of a documentary on the Appalachian Trail came to me during one of my hikes. The scenery was so beautiful and the people were so interesting, I realized something had to be done on this. I want to go from state to state, Georgia to Maine, and show what I found along the way. I know that other videos have been done on the trail, but nothing in-depth. This project is a must for a number of reasons, including:
-Promoting America's need for exercise with the fantastic hobby of hiking
-Analyzing the rich history of the Appalachian Trail
-Showing the many interesting sites along the way
-Exposure to the interesting wildlife (bears, snakes, etc) on the trail
-Learning more about the people who have hiked the trail and how they did it
-Showing the difference in culture from state to state along the way
This documentary will likely take around a month to shoot and then another month to edit. I have done some preliminary research and the subject matter is enough for at least 90 minutes. It will probably end up being longer.
While I am not planning to get too personal with bears or copperheads, I want to get some footage of the wildlife for this piece. I am also interested in speaking with people who took time off to hike the whole trail. I would love to do it myself for this film, but cannot afford to take the time off. I want to look at the history of this trail and its significance during events such as the Great Depression.
The trail features historical landmarks such as a monument to George Washington that was converted to a sniper tower during the Civil War. There are historic towns and beautiful views along the way. I want to capture this on camera. It should lure a few history nuts out to the trail.
This is a project that I am probably too excited about. I love the trail and want the rest of the world to know about it. It might well get a few more people out on the trails, that's never a bad thing.
Please help me with this. It is a sound investment because a good hike always pays dividends!
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