CHASING ANGELS 3D
What is it?
Chasing Angels is a 15 minute documentary that follows a team of filmmakers on a mission to capture the Northern Lights in 3D. Led by 3D specialist and astronomer Martin Uren, the team will cross Norway to the optimum time and place for this amazing phenomenon. The high solar activity this year will produce some of the most spectacular Aurora the world has ever seen, and with your help, we can bring this to the audience in 3D.
This sounds awesome - how can I help?
To make this happen we need your help - we need food, transport, accommodation, warm clothes, sharp sticks (to fight off the trolls), and the more money we get, the longer we will have and the more chances we will get to capture an amazing display. If we hit our $6000 target we will leave for Norway on 5th September for 7 days. If we don't we cannot make this film.
If you are not able to pledge anything you can still help us by spreading the word. If you know anyone who you think would be interested tell them about us and share us with the Indiegogo tools.
And what about the perks?
We have loads of great perks and a wide range of pledge amounts. $5 will get you your choice of credit on the film (Walrus Wrangler, Deputy Assistant Head of Marketing etc), $2000 will get you a ticket to come with us on the expedition, and many more in between - take a look at the list below.
Who are you?
We are a small production company called 3D Stories, focussing on bringing 3D to independent film. I am a budding director and my last 3D film, Afterlight was a short drama that embedded 3D into the story. My previous two 2D films were short ethnographic documentaries about two very different people in Kuria, Kenya. Now I want to make a film that builds 3D into the narrative of the documentary itself - a film about 3D in 3D.
The rest of the team will each bring their expertise to the project. Our post supervisor is my business partner with tons of experience and a love for 3D. Our DOP is an excellent photographer with extensive experience in feature film and television, and is also an amateur astronomer with a PhD in physics. The stereographer is a professor in broadcast and film technology and an astronomer with an array of telescopes, and even a star-gazer’s dome in his back garden. The camera assistant is a specialist in 3D rigs, digital film camera systems and mini-cams. Our sound recordist is a binaural expert for ‘3D’ sound.
Why do you love it sooo much?
In this film we will capture the Aurora Borealis for the first time in high-resolution digital 3D, and we believe that these images could have this kind of effect on our audience. The film will follow our journey as we travel to the top of the world at the perfect time and place for this phenomenon. We will face many challenges to capture that perfect few moments of film, but hope that the images will encourage the audience to reflect on our place in the universe, our cosmic insignificance, and the power and majesty of nature.
With the Earth's current proximity to the sun and the current ‘solar maximum’, this year promises to bring the most stunning and magnificent aurora yet. Our eyes only see 3D depth in objects up to about 10m away from us, but by carefully selecting our camera settings we will be able to give the aurora a 3D depth. So technology will enable the audience to perceive the natural depth of the phenomenon.
And the final film?
The film will be a lead up to the never-before-seen 3D aurora, but the audience will be drawn in by the journey - the pitfalls, the challenges, the disagreements, the landscape. This will be a tough expedition with ups and downs, but the team’s drive to succeed will bring them together, capture the audience's imagination and make the final moment all the more powerful.
Thanks to Russell Cockman for you amazing still image of the Angel in the Aurora - our first contributor!