July 5, 2013
Students started the session by learning about climate issues from speakers, including Jeff Orlowski, director of the “Chasing Ice” documentary, and local climate scientists. They also get science and math lessons to broaden their understanding of the topics, as well as lessons on using Photoshop, video editing software and other programs. To take notes, the students mainly are using iPads.
May 16, 2013
The Chasing Ice team wanted to chronicle, up-close and personal, glacial retreat over time. To accomplish their goal, they braved remarkable conditions to place cameras in the glacial environment set to capture an image every hour of daylight over three years. The result? In a word, “Stunning!”
May 12, 2013
Glaciers melting around the world. Watch the video with Chasing Ice’s own Dr. Pfeffer.
May 8, 2013
Balog and his team’s commitment to recording, sharing and analyzing the melting of these ancient mountains of ice were clear throughout the film. The team faced broken cameras, below-zero weather, extreme winds and treacherous ice cliffs yet they continued onward with determination, focus and great optimism.
May 1, 2013
The Floating Polar Film Festival, organized by the polar specialists, is a shipshape documentary festival that will set sail from Buenos Aires on 2 November 2013, and head south towards the Antarctic. Curated by Hot Docs (North America’s largest documentary film festival), a diverse series of documentary screenings are planned for the voyage, with Jeff Orlowski’s climate-change film, Chasing Ice, headlining.
March 28, 2013
Jeff Orlowski is an American filmmaker and the director and cinematographer of SundanceExcellence in Cinematography Award Documentary winning film ‘Chasing Ice’. He joined Film Forward in Colombia to screen and discuss his latest film.
March 28, 2013
Sculptural, architectural and stunningly beautiful. The world’s glaciers are one of nature’s most impressive and enduring backdrops – Epic in size and grandeur. They are also a massive, undeniable casualty of climate change. Now, internationally acclaimed photographer James Balog has captured hundreds of thousands of majestic glacier images that serve as unprecedented visual evidence – grabbing at the gut and allowing us to visualize the change firsthand.
November 11, 2012
For all its destructive calamity, global warming is hard to make into a disaster movie. One could argue that we just saw it a few weeks ago when superstorm Sandy drowned New Jersey, but the difficulty in tying a single storm to the overall climate leaves just enough room for doubters to equivocate. For a view of climate change that is crystal clear, watch the new documentary, “Chasing Ice.”
November 8, 2012
In an effort to provide concrete visual proof of climate change and its devastating effects, photographer James Balog embarked on a years-long project that spanned the northern reaches of the globe. He set up cameras from Greenland to Alaska in order to capture horrifying—yet undeniably beautiful—time-lapse photos that reveal the unprecedented rate at which glaciers are receding. As the award-winning Chasing Ice, which chronicles Balog’s monumental endeavor with his Extreme Ice Survey, hits New York on November 9, VF.com showcases breathtaking photographs from Balog’s Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, published by Rizzoli.