Eye of the Wind


The Bay Theatre Sun, Apr 23, 2023 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023


Michigan Made Film Series
New feature-length documentary: Eye of the Wind a 65 min documentary film premiering Spring 2023
A Michigan aerial photographer stops piloting aircraft to explore the art of quietly capturing bird's-eye views without noisy propellers or burning fossil fuels. Eye of the Wind is an adventure in modern kite aerial photography—an art form and flight technology first invented in France during the late 1800s

About the Filmmaker:
During the past two decades that spanned the era of advancing digital video technology, filmmaker James Weston Schaberg had the opportunity to study art and humanities at four institutions—including Northwestern Michigan College, Montana State University, Western Washington University, and Prescott College. He funneled his love of documenting the natural world into a degree in environmental photojournalism. 
Woven into Schaberg’s history are several thousand hours of producing various visual stories and scenes from across northern Michigan, the Pacific Northwest, and East Africa. Eye of the Wind is the fifth feature film that he has worked on and a narrative documentary that took over four years to create. He is grateful to live on the Leelanau Peninsula, which is part of the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg.