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Chasing Ice
Directed by
Jeff Orlowski

USA,Greenland, Iceland / 2012 / 75

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Photographer James Balog has been reshaping how we see the environment through his photography for over 30 years, shooting for top magazines like National Geographic. However in 2007 Balog became more directly involved with environmental activism, creating the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) after years of photographing glaciers and witnessing the rapidly vanishing ice sheets across the globe. In Jeff Orlowski’s feature debut, we see in vivid detail the results of the years of photographic research the EIS has compiled, dramatically depicting the effect global warming is having on the world’s biggest glaciers. The EIS team used time-lapse cameras to record the changing Arctic landscape. Beautiful cinematography and magnificent vistas along with Balog’s photography compliment a look into the previously unseen world of glacial melting, including the largest ice calving event ever captured on film. Balog’s work showcases the beauty of glacial ice, and how fleeting its life span may really be. – Michael Burke
Chasing Ice is directed by Jeff Orlowski, cinematographer for the Extreme Ice Survey, and an award-winning filmmaker. A graduate of Stanford University, he has been working with James Balog since 2007 and has shot over 300 hours of footage of EIS in the field. His work for EIS has screened on NBC, CNN, PBS, National Geographic, and hundreds of other venues around the world, including a multi-year installation at the Denver International Airport.
Cast/Featuring: James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter
Producer(s): Jerry Aronson, Paula Dupre’ Pesman
Director(s): Jeff Orlowski
Cinematographer(s): Jeff Orlowski
Editor(s): Davis Coombe
Composer(s)/Music: J. Ralph
Sound Designer(s): Dustin Cawood (sound design)

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