Filmmaker captures incredible devastation at Big Basin months after intense wildfire

Unhealthy air quality during the CZU Lightning Complex fires.
Unhealthy air quality during the CZU Lightning Complex fires. Photo credit Getty Images

As thousands flee Tahoe amid yet another devastating California wildfire, a new short film sheds light on the extensive damage inside beloved Big Basin Redwoods State Park one year after the CZU Lightning Complex fires.

The moving clip, created by Santa Cruz-based composer and filmmaker Eric Parson, was created using side-by-side footage taken in the park in February and November 2020, respectively.