Adrift is a love letter to the beauty of fog. The filmmaker, Simon Christen chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The film showcases a unique way of looking at the movement of fog, which is usually hidden in time. Adrift lifts us above that thick cold blanket to reveal a beautiful ocean that crests, flows and ebbs. Only the highest points of the city and its bridges can peek through, becoming adrift, while the rest is caressed by this natural beauty.
Dancers Garen Scribner, Lonnie Weeks, Sean Bennett, Madison Keesler, Alex Jenkins, and Jordan Drew dance a modern ballet above the Golden Gate Bridge. The piece was inspired by the America’s Cup sailboat races which was hosted in San Francisco in 2013, and a desire to express the beauty and grace of the fastest sailboats on Earth through dance.
Award-winning filmmaker Ikuo Nakamura takes us through another visual masterpiece. Atmosphere is a shortfilm that features amazing timescapes from mountains, clouds, star-lit skies and, most notably, the aurora. To capture the northern lights the director weathered rough conditions and freezing temperatures for many weeks in the arctic circle. Awards: Winner of the Grand Prize for Short Film at the 2014 6th 3D KIFF, Best 3D Show (Paul Wing Award) at National Stereoscopic Association Convention 2013; Special Audience Award at 3D BEFILM Festival 2013 New York; Special Mention at Barcelona 3D Film and Music Festival 2013.
The Northern and Southern Lights as seen from the International Space Station. Constantly orbiting at 400 km (250 mi) above the earth, the ISS is perfectly situated to witness the beautiful streamers of green and red light emanating from the collision of highly charged solar wind particles with oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the earth’s atmosphere. Centered about the northern (Aurora Borealis) and southern (Aurora Australis) poles the Auroras move in an almost hypnotic dance below the space station.
“Deus Ex Homine” comes from Latin meaning “god built by humans.” That “god” might be the tools – our machines and technologies, the city – our caves of concrete and steel, and the networks – the highways and waterways that are the lifeblood of our cities. With our technology, we conquered and reshaped the natural world. As we have overrun our planet’s surface, more and more of us live in the fantastically complex artificial biomes that are our cities. Modern societies and economies depend on these constructs. Bridges and servers connect us, cars and planes move us, farms and restaurants feed us, and cargo ships and oil tankers make it all possible. The “Makers” among us forge machines – electromechanical gods – that reshape and govern humanity. Automobiles. Typewriters. Computers. The Robot Maker creates machines in our image, striving to infuse them with intelligence, emotion, and sentience. Perhaps some day they will surpass us. They already have in many ways. Perhaps we will re-engineer ourselves, integrating man and machine. Deus ex homine (deus?).
This short film has been shot using timelapsing technique over the course of one year. It captures life and landscapes of Helsinki city from various perspectives. Many places were scouted around the city for this film. The music has been created specifically for the film by Perttu Tuomaala (DJ Preal) – an acclaimed musician from Tampere, Finland. This film is an official entry to the IMAX Awards on Vimeo.
LA Nights is a tour of Los Angeles captured in amazing 4K time-lapse photography with Sony’s RX100 Cyber-Shot camera. From sunset in the Hollywood Hills and its famous sign we journey to Rodeo Drive, the corner of Hollywood and Vine, then onto Sunset Blvd. See all of LA stretched out before you from atop Griffith Observatory then travel downtown to “LA Live”. Finally it’s on to the iconic Santa Monica Pier before we fly out of LAX.
The world’s elite independent watchmakers are incredibly passionate about watch making from design to assembly, delicately bringing together hundreds of minuscule parts all by hand. The price for one such truly artistic timepiece can fetch up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their phenomenal techniques stretching the limits of human capability are almost divine. Example of their mastery include a watch that uses only wooden parts except for the springs, a watch without hands or a face, and a watch that shows celestial movement. This documentary series goes deep into the workshops of the world’s expert independent watchmakers.
Beautiful timescapes of some of the most iconic national parks in North America. From award – winning director Ikou Nakamura whose unique artistic approach to timelapses makes his short film so compelling. Winner of the `Director to Watch´ at the 3D Film Festival, Los Angeles.