Eagle Among The Swarm
The Eagle Among The Swarm is a must watch short film by Mike McKinlay.
I first discovered this absolutely wonderful video from one of the people I follow on Twitter.
After visiting the Pacific Wildlife Foundation, I did some searching and found more information on the video.
Mike McKinlay describes when and where he filmed the footage:
In Spring of 2009 I was fortunate enough to capture some of the amazing behaviours and swarming patterns of the Dunlin bird. The footage was all shot in Boundary Bay, British Columbia and I am very pleased about how the images turned out.
Mike, you should definitely be pleased! In September 2010, Eagle Among The Swarm won Best Picture at the Ocean of the Wings Film Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. It has also been accepted to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California. It will be playing there as well as touring internationally. Maybe it will be playing at a film festival near you!
Another thing I found quite interesting was about Mike. He writes on his contact page:
Over the past 24 years, skateboarding has had a huge impact on many facets of my life. It has provided a creative physical outlet, while at the same time offered me the extraordinary opportunity to see life from a much different perspective than most filmmakers. It has also allowed me to travel and see the world and connect with the film genre through out of the ordinary yet amazing circumstances. It has been my support as I developed my career in filmmaking. In so many ways, I owe my life to skateboarding.
I think his unique background really brought something special to this short film. What did you think of it?