A few months ago I was contacted by a film student at the Portland Art Institute. He asked if I could help him out with a project for his documentary film class. Since I am a teacher in my non-bigfooting life, I tend to be very helpful to students, no matter what their age. After meeting with the man, Jesse Larson, I agreed to help.
I brought Jesse on one of my trips to the Descending Ridge to deploy trail cameras. He carried his fancy camera with him through some very difficult terrain, most of it off-trail and up steep inclines. He later accompanied me to the swamps along the Clackamas River, and found out the hard way how brutal the cold and dark can be. We met once more for a few hours at my home to film a short interview.
Jesse took the footage and produced a very well-made mini-documentary. I love its quiet atmosphere, which to me conjures the feeling of being in the woods alone. It does what it intended to do: to provide a brief glimpse into the life of a bigfooter.
Of course, he received an “A” on his project. Everybody loves the ‘squatch!
You can view other films by Jesse Larson here.
Take a glimpse into my little bigfooty world. Enjoy!