From the Rocky Mountains, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the Pattiz Brothers have, over the years, used their filmmaking talent to reveal nature’s captivating beauty all over the United States. Their film series, “More Than Just Parks” lets viewers travel to different state parks around the country “in an effort to effect a greater awareness of the treasures that reside within America’s National Parks.”
Their newest film showcases California’s Death Valley National Park in the Mojave Desert. And, as is to be expected with Jim and Will Pattiz, the imagery of the largest national park in the continental United States is nothing short of amazing. Contrary to what the name conjures in the mind, Death Valley offers diverse landscapes and colorful scenery, with life far more prominent than one would think, plants and animals somehow managing to adapt to to the extreme conditions. And since the project was filmed primarily in 8K–the beauty of the place is even more prevalent.