Mike Abernathy, Director of Technology for Rapid Imaging Software and avid glider pilot had a dream. He wanted to share the beauty of the world as seen from a glider, high above the West. During a conversation with filmmaker Matthew Murray the project was launched and over several years the two perfected the art of capturing video from gliders.
The production was released on PBS in 2015. On October 8, 2016, Matthew Murray and Mike Abernathy were selected for an Emmy for CloudStreet: Soaring the American West by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences in the photography category. The film was nominated in three additional categories.
Congratulations to Mike Abernathy and Matthew Murray. Click to watch the trailer.
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