Taylor Butz

Video Chronicler

Taylor was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. It was on this island he picked up his first video camera and began producing, directing and editing backyard blockbusters. Alien invasions, ninja assassins and haunted forests were all rich plotlines for these early films. Growing up on remote Vashon Island gave him a fascination and connection with nature that would prove vital in his development as a filmmaker.

After graduating high school he attended San Diego State University. After two years of study he was accepted into the schools competitive Television Film and New Media Production program. It was during this time he began to develop and shoot a full length surf film. Working with the extremely territorial surfers of La Jolla he edited and produced Nightmare on Neptune. His next project was a cross-country comedy tour. During the “Thick Headed Tour” he was doing stand up as well as editing and shooting footage for the full length documentary. He has worked with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic periodically for the last six years as a crew member. Now as a video chronicler, Taylor is excited to grow as a filmmaker, film the beauty of the planet and give guests a unique video which gives permanence to their expeditions.

Taylor has his cameras at-the-ready 24 hours a day and seven days a week, with just one goal: to capture the essence of each expedition. Voyage DVDs are available at the end of each expedition — they often prove to be remarkable ways of remembering and recapturing the magic of these remarkable journeys.

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