Noor (Нуур) is a Buryat word for lake. Buryat people populated this mystical place for centuries.
The region of Baikal lake is famous for winter travels because when the world's largest lake gets frozen, it becomes one of the most spectacular sites in the world. Rocky cliffs frozen from the storms and dark blue see-through ice make it fantastic to photograph.
My main goal as a videographer was to portray Baykal lake from a different perspective. It's a lively place with many tourists and photographers, but I wanted to show how it was when the people of Buryat lived there many years ago. A single traveler trapped in a frozen environment stood against the harsh condition, witnessing the raw beauty of this place. I tried to translate this idea into sound, cinematography, and color. I hope you enjoy it.
So sit back and enjoy the ride.