The Seasons is a moving visual and musical celebration of Yosemite National Park, combining nuances and textures of all four seasons--images that evoke awesome wonder at its breathtaking, ever-changing beauty. This unique ... more »work of art, magnificently captured by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sterling Johnson, provides viewers with an exceptional range of visual poetry with lasting form and substance. "The Seasons" is sensitively edited to an original musical score by best-selling recording artist Douglas Spotted Eagle, who takes viewers on a spiritual journey, melding Native American flutes with evocative atmospheres and contemporary instrumentation.« less
"Breathtaking scenery (thanks to Mother Nature) and breathtaking shots (thanks to the cameraman). The editing though got on my nerves the first time I watched it. The picture changes every 5-6 seconds with fade-in-fade-out transitions. Hardly any time to contemplate the natural beauty. And the camera moves all the time. Imagine: slow pan to the left 5 seconds, fades out, pan right fades in, 5 seconds then it fades out just to let in a zoom out and so on. Looks a bit like those CNN "sights and sounds" montage. If you can get used to this, you'll enjoy the presentation. Also, wonderful dvd transfer!"
Photographer NOT Cinematographer
Wandering somewhere in Oz | San Francisco, CA United States | 05/30/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, the creator of this DVD had "fade"-itis! Just as the eyes are settling into the scene, it is fading into the next. Basically, what you have is a photographer's view of Yosemite, not a filmaker's. The pictures are vivid, brilliant, and sensuous, yet there is never enough time to take them in since the view is almost immediately fading into the next one."
Simply the BEST
M. Lamkin | Menomonee Falls, WI United States | 05/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy Yosemite and or natural beauty, then look no further. This DVD will not disappoint anyone in either catagory! As an owner and producer of a Yosemite video myself, I have always searched for a program that showcases the natural splendors of the park without intrusive narration. Yosemite- The Seasons accomplishes this, and more. Sterling Johnson's cinematography is stunning. He has choreographed the natural tapestry of Yosemite's seasons in a grand way. And the custom soundtrack from Douglas Spotted Eagle is moving and powerful. You'll find yourself watching this one over and over. I also highly recommend Sterling's other Yosemite DVD: Watersongs"
This DVD A Real Snoozer
Wandering somewhere in Oz | 01/31/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There are better Yosemite videos out there if you look for them. This is nice visual wallpaper, but without much substance. If you like slow music video with a less-than-accomplished narrator, this is the title for you."
Fading ruins Serenity
M. Lamkin | 09/26/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Very Disappointing. there are 2 pictures fading on top of each other half the time, which strains your eyes, and there are few pics of yosmite landmarks. Its all water and trees. Could be anywhere besides Yosmite. I would not buy this DVD."