I really liked how you set the location, the intro narration and clips explaining where you were, leading into the action, especially the bell/chimes things, they gave a distinct Tibetan feel throughout the movie.
I lean more towards your position on the drama of the delivery, but I enjoy the dry old school national geographic type nature stories more than most people.
Did you just bring a ton of batteries with you? How did you have power out in the middle of nowhere like that? What format did you record with? Did you have any technical problems because of the cold?
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