Why we do
All Around Project
The world is changing before our very eyes, mother nature breathes in, and exhales. Wind sweeps across the open plains and into tall forests, her lungs fill with life. Across scattered fragments, nature exists in a way almost forgotten by time, thrown back to before the dawn of man, untouched, pure. On the fringes of this space lies humanity, ever peering in, watching, waiting, wondering. While the extremes of each space remain clear, the borders between humanity and nature fade slowly into one another, a gradient often so gradual it becomes hard to pinpoint where one begins and the other ends.
What we do
Here is where our stories lie, in the realm where humanity fades into the forgotten landscape of time, sometimes present, often forgotten. It is in these outermost edges where we find ourselves, find roots and connections to a world we had forsaken long ago.
We want to explore the transition from humanity to the deepest recesses of nature with the intention of sharing stories that often toe the line between the two. In finding common grounds between them we can bring light to the importance of both, and share plainly that nature can live without humanity, but humanity cannot live without nature.
This isn't just about filming, or film making, it's within these stories that our hearts lie, a passion that pushes us forward, the stories drive it all.
The way we do
Ethics lie at the heart of all documentary film-making. That often goes doubly so when dealing with fragile wildlife and habitats.
Here honest stories need honest storytelling. An unabridged version of the the whole. It comes down to the ethics of wildlife film-making, and the choices that we as a company, and crew, need to make. Wildlife, is simply that, wild. Our job is that of observer and storyteller, beyond that, nature is there to do her part. Our promise in the field is to never interfere, never push an animal and never disrupt natural behavior.
Our philosophy is simply, safety of the crew comes first. Safety of the animal second. Our shots third, and finally our gear last, they are just tools after all.
The All Around Project is a video production company based out of Salem Oregon. Our Films division focuses on high quality production of nature, wildlife and conservation documentaries, culture and humanitarian stories and commercial work.