Dina Sutin is a graphic designer and aspiring filmmaker with a small addiction to hiking....and dogs! She received a Bachelor of Science in Radio, TV and Film from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and has worked for over fifteen years in graphic design and multimedia.
Photo: Justin Fuller
"I learned about what Randy was doing ten days before the official start of winter. Not only did I think it would make a great documentary, but what a perfect excuse to hike EVERY weekend! I jumped on Amazon and ordered cameras and batteries and memory cards and a microphone which all arrived about four days before the first official hike. This being my first "film" and wanting to keep it as real as possible, I just shot as much as I could and tried to let the story tell itself, so I had no idea how it would turn out....or if at all. I didn't even look at any of my footage until after the end of winter - honestly, there just wasn't time. Originally I intended to produce a 15- or 30-minute piece, but there was so much I wanted to include when I started editing, it just grew. If my poor computer could have handled more and I had more time, it could have gone another 45 minutes! I'm happy with how it turned out given the 8 weeks of nights and weekends I spent on it. And I hope you are too!"