This marvelous video – “The World Beyond the World” – was produced by Paxson Woelber from the 2013 Arguk Expedition, a 300 mile backpacking trip through the Alaskan wilderness. “Arguk” means to “walk against the wind” in Alaskan Inupiat. Woelber was a member of the expedition team that travelled 300 miles through Alaskan wilderness without roads, trails, towns or campgrounds.
The video was produced by Woelber entirely from digital still images assembled in Photoshop. Woelber’s video production technique is fantastic. (Most of the mages are available free and without restriction at the Expedition Arguk site – One of the purposes of the expedition. Here is their photo gallery – It includes much fabulous landscape photography.) Most images for the video were shot in Gates of the Arctic national park.
Woelber is a prolific producer. Visit his website. Woelber uses a painstaking technique to construct the video. Image layers are separated in Photoshop and then assembled into the video in Adobe After Effects. The technique is known as “motion graphics.”
The video includes a narrative audio from Robert Marshall’s “Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Brooks Range” (1929). According to this Wikipedia entry, Marshall was the father of the wilderness preservation movement and partly responsible for the US passage of the Wilderness Act.