Nature Brings Me To Life

One of my favourite things to do is lie on your back in an open field at night and stare up at the stars. Just concentrate on space and how it goes in every direction. For infinity. Until every direction is down. And you start to feel like you’re about to fall off the face of the earth. And that just gives me an insane sense of wonder.

I have always loved nature. As a kid, I would walk up the creek in my backyard for what seemed like miles. I feel a withdrawal if I haven’t been on some sort of adventure in a while. I remember some of my first camping trips as a young boy. Sharpening spears. Hunting for bears. Trying my best to copy bird calls. The woods was a place where I could play, relax, discover.

And now it’s therapeutic. When I’m in the wild, I come to life. So I go.

This is me, Micah McWhorter, adventure enthusiast, and documentary filmmaker. I know right? Surprise! A documentarian who likes adventure, whoopty doo. I’ve been going on adventures my whole life, yet I’ve only been a filmmaker for 2 years. And I’ve discovered something that I love more than being in nature, and that is filming nature. It awakens something deep within me. Every time I get a great shot outdoors, I just get so excited. It’s just so mysterious. I feel like an explorer. I’m a kid again, and I can be myself. It makes my adventure that much better when I see wildlife. In those moments I secretly pretend I’m Steve Irwin. And I’ve watched wildlife shows for years yet it’s nowhere near as satisfying as witnessing wildlife first hand. But that’s a challenge I enjoy taking on. Through the films I make, I can rekindle someone’s imagination. And that’s what I want to do. Give people that feeling of adventure.

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  • Micah McWhorter

    Cinematographer

    Micah is a young cinematographer pursuing documentary filmmaking. He gained his first on set experience on The Out of The Woods Project as a 1st AC. He is now continuing his career with The Initiative Production Company in Brisbane, Australia.

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