A new video was released online today, Jan. 28, with publicity designed to make it go “viral.”

Hype aside, the subject, which is the Oregon coast, is most likely to get the job done, if indeed it happens.

Called “The Oregon Coast: A Winter Odyssey,” the video is a partnership of Travel Oregon and the Portland-based production company Uncage the Soul.

The five-minute video shows the convergence of nature and culture in a captivating time-lapse film. John Waller and Ben Canales of Uncage the Soul produced the film as a promotional tool to encourage travelers to embark on adventures along the Oregon coast in the off-season winter months.

“I’ve spent a lifetime exploring Oregon, but I’m still making new discoveries along the coastline,” Waller said in a statement released with the announcement of the video. “This project reacquainted me with my own backyard and reminded me that a world class destination with exceptional diversity is only a short drive away.”

Waller and Canales filmed “The Oregon Coast: A Winter Odyssey” while visiting the distinct north, central and southern regions of the coastline over the past year, including dozens of well known but also secluded locations.

Oregon’s coast is often called “The People’s Coast” because of a state law that the entire coast to the high tide line is open to everyone to explore all 363 highway miles. The goal of the film is to bring more travelers to the Oregon coast by sharing its beauty through a collection of time-lapse, aerial and high-speed footage.

An orchestral soundtrack original composition by Portland musician Peter Bosack accompanies the film.

The video is presented here, but can also be seen at uncagethesoul.com, at vimeo.com/117670644, and through facebook.com (uncagethesoulproductions and traveloregon).

The Oregon Coast – A Winter Odyssey from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Links to more of my Oregon coast stories:

10 best places for beautiful hiking on Oregon coast, south to north

Oregon coast offers ‘tourist traps,’ er, roadside attractions, with best of them; right, T-rex?

Seven great hikes in Oregon Coast Range not on ‘7 Wonders of Oregon’ list (photos)

Astoria, Long Beach Peninsula tourism experts answer questions in comment forum

Astoria revels in 200-year history, but new things in town keep Columbia River port vibrant (photos)

Five best hikes in northwest Oregon, Saddle Mountain to Oswald West State Park

North Oregon coast’s five best hikes, Seaside to Lincoln City (photos)

Northwest Oregon’s overlooked Coast Range offers many recreation options

Pacific shore’s best beaches for all activities in Oregon, Washington (photos)

Five Astoria restaurants split vote for tops in fine dining; Astoria’s ‘bests’ as chosen by readers

Travel Oregon announces new tourism campaign built upon ‘7 Wonders of Oregon’

Seaside Aquarium shows off denizens of the deep from northern Oregon’s Pacific Ocean (video)

Seaside dishes up sun, making fun day for all on Oregon’s coast (video).

Wise Guys opens Seaside burger joint; is it already best burger on northern Oregon coast?

Oregon coast has the best covered: views, seafood, paddle places, more (links)

Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach has stunning view of Oregon coast (but Haystack Rock blocks it)

Seaside Civic and Convention Center draws Oregon’s best young chess players to state championship

Best of Oregon coast: family walks in Astoria, Seaside, Newport

Best of Oregon coast: great views are everywhere, but these are special

Best of Oregon coast: seafood as fresh as it gets at Bowpicker, Pacific Oyster, Karla’s

Best of Oregon coast: places to paddle with an expert, or on your own

Best of Oregon coast: pamper your dog at Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Lincoln City

— Terry Richard
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