Posted by Darren on 15 September 2009

Grønlapse is a short non-verbal landscape film of Greenland during the Arctic summer. Comprised of mostly time lapse imagery, the film documents movements in ice, glaciers, navigating fjords and also captures the arctic sky exploding with the Northern Lights. The main glacier featured is Jakobshavn near Illulissat, the largest glacier in the northern hemisphere, which is currently releasing more fresh water each day than New York city uses in an entire year.

"I filmed this over a couple of weeks while working on an expedition cruise ship. Shooting in these environments is very opportunistic, basically grabbing what you can without being able to wait around for the right light or explore for various angles. The shots of the Aurora were especially tricky, due to necessary long exposures (up to 8 seconds at ISO 4000) and a lot of ship movement, wind, severe cold and on some occasions a full moon, which overexposed the sky. But when it worked, I was blown away with the results."

Grønlapse was recorded in September 2009 with the Canon 5D Mark II by New Zealand photographer Richard Sidey -

Filmmaker name: 
Richard Sidey
Filmmaker is from?: 
New Zealand

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