Videographer shares stories from coastal loggers
Nov. 10, 2016 - A video series published weekly on YouTube from a Vancouver videographer stars contractors from three coastal logging companies.
The man behind the series, Severin Samulski, tagged along with loggers from Malaspina Enterprises, Kip Brown Trucking, and Timber Enterprises for 10 days of filming in September 2015.
“The big takeaway I got from my project was of the sheer hard work it takes across so many different people to get the timber out of the forest,” Samulski shared in an email. “When I was in camp with all the loggers, their stories were quite similar . . . they want sustainability in their industry for a more secure future.”
Samulski said filming the project was a privilege, and allowed him to understanding the challenging nature of the work loggers take on everyday. From accessing the remote harvesting sites, to dealing with extreme weather and equipment breakdowns, the job is hard, he said.
“When work stops for the day, the ambient quietness of the remote locations seen is pay for most, because the vast, beautiful landscapes these people see every day are sights that most will never ever see in their entire lives,” Samulski said.
Episodes began airing on Oct. 26, and will be available every Wednesday on Samulski’s YouTube channel.