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May 24th, 2013

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

Posted By Christopher Robinson

Check out this new trailer for the upcoming film by Anthony Powell, Antarctica: A Year on Ice. The footage looks spectacular and includes some extraordinary timelapse work. Here’s the description form the film’s vimeo page, “The film shows what it is like to experience a year at the bottom of the planet, through the eyes of the everyday workers who are there to keep the stations running on the harshest continent. Most film crews that visit Antarctica are only there for a few short months over the summer season. Footage for this film has been meticulously gathered for the last 10 years, including 9 winter-overs, isolated from the rest of the world for 6 months at a time.”

 

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  1. Nataly Hunt Says:

    I watched the trailer and was really impressed by the images that have been caught by Anthony Powell’s camera!!!!!!!!!! Not only I forgot about my former image of Antarctica as a land of snow and frost (that has nothing interesting to look at) but I also started to look through the internet in search for the photos made by Anthony Powell. I have found plenty of images. Most of these images can be traced while watching Anthony Powell’s film “Antarctica: A Year On Ice.” Some images were taken from private Antarctica Collection by Anthony Powell.
    Short Bio
    A few words must be told about Anthony Powell himself…. “Frozen photographer” Anthony Powell has been working in Antarctica for years. His rather strange nickname received after spending years while filming and taking photographs in Antarctica – the coldest place on the earth.
    Anthony Powell got his reputation as a recognized photographer when he has shot footage for such important places as the New York Museum of Natural History the National Geographic Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the BBC’s Frozen Planet. Filming Antarctica took 10 years of Anthony’s life.

    Why the film is so interesting??????????
    Ok. My answer would be the following. As a talented and skillful photographer Anthony took pictures of numerous nature segments including panoramic pictures of Antarctica, South Pole Panorama, view of Black Island, Ross Island Sunrise, Mount Erebus view, Panorama of the Barne and many other very beautiful landscapes. No less captivating are images of wild life such as Emperor Penguins on the Ross Ice Shelf.
    You will also find some images that show the harsher side of life in Antarctica such as frozen dunny, inscription from “Forgotten Men” who died in Antarctica and etc.

    Now the most captivating images…..Polar Stratospheric Clouds or Nacreous Clouds!!!!!!!!! You should see it. They look so colorful!!!

    Powell’s film clearly shows how it feels to live in Antarctica for people who keep the stations up and running. The film is simply great! Definitely would recommend this film for people who like landscape photography.

  2. Nataly Hunt Says:

    I watched the trailer and was really impressed by the images that have been caught by Anthony Powell’s camera!!!!!!!!!! Not only I forgot about my former image of Antarctica as a land of snow and frost (that has nothing interesting to look at) but I also started to look through the internet in search for the photos made by Anthony Powell. I have found plenty of images. Most of these images can be traced while watching Anthony Powell’s film “Antarctica: A Year On Ice.” Some images were taken from private Antarctica Collection by Anthony Powell.

    Why the film is so interesting??????????
    Ok. My answer would be the following. As a talented and skillful photographer Anthony took pictures of numerous nature segments including panoramic pictures of Antarctica, South Pole Panorama, view of Black Island, Ross Island Sunrise, Mount Erebus view, Panorama of the Barne and many other very beautiful landscapes. No less captivating are images of wild life such as Emperor Penguins on the Ross Ice Shelf.
    You will also find some images that show the harsher side of life in Antarctica such as frozen dunny, inscription from “Forgotten Men” who died in Antarctica and etc.

    Now the most captivating images…..Polar Stratospheric Clouds or Nacreous Clouds!!!!!!!!! You should see it. They look so colorful!!!

    Powell’s film clearly shows how it feels to live in Antarctica for people who keep the stations up and running. The film is simply great! Definitely would recommend this film for people who like landscape photography.

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