Just finished up the first week of production and we’ve definitely found our rhythm. We’ve met incredible people and are continuously surprised by their generosity and enthusiasm for the project. This morning we shot a group of farmers as they rode out for a full day of herding. Their horses had been grazing in the high country for eight months, and need to be brought home for the winter. Later in the afternoon we hiked up a mountain and saw the herd crossing a stream in the valley. By the time the video camera and 4×5 were on their tripods, hundreds of horses were running at us. After three hours of hiking, we only captured a few minutes of footage and several sheets of film, but it was worth the effort. We still have over a week in Iceland, with three more roundups and several scheduled interviews.
September 24th, 2010