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Chasing Ice [DVD]

James Balog , Jeff Orlowski    Exempt   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: James Balog
  • Directors: Jeff Orlowski
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Dogwoof
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Jun 2013
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AMZY72U
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,975 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a sceptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In CHASING ICE, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.

Travelling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarises America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, CHASING ICE depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.

60 minutes of Extras

'Before My Time' Academy Award Nominated Song
Film Festival Q&As
Glacier Watching
Sundance Experience
Testimonials: 'Audience members and students reflect on their viewing experience'
Time Now: From James Balog s Lecture Tour
Updated Science 'Dr. Tad Pfeffer Glaciologist at the University of Colorado On the Latest Updates in Glaciolog

Reviews

**** The Guardian
**** Time Out
**** The Sunday Times
**** Total Film
**** The Times
**** The Financial Times

"If any film can convert the climate-change sceptics, Chasing Ice would be it: here, seeing really is believing." --The Guardian


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4.6 out of 5 stars
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars astonishing visuals: this is a MUST SEE 17 Dec 2012
By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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In 2007 James Balog started a multi-year initiative called "Extre Ice Survey" (or EIS), targeting glaciers in Iceland, Greenland and Alaska where he placed about two dozen cameras to document what is happening to glaciers around the world. Director Jeff Orlowski and his team tagged along and the results of this are captured in "Chasing Ice".

"Chasing Ice" (2012 release; 76 min.) feels like a National Geogprahic special, and this is not a surprise (nor a complaint) in that James Balog started a pre-EIS project in partnership with National Geographic. Once it became clear to Balog that this could be something very special, the project was expanded into what would become the EIS. This movie was shot over a period of almost 4 years, and the patience with which this movie came about really pays off. If you think this is some one-man show, you will be surprised to see how many people became involved with this, and what the techological challenges were and how they would need to overcome (the most obvious one being: how to shelter the cameras from the relentless weather elements). Once the cameras are positioned, they were to make photographs every 30 min. during the daylight hours. When you collect the thousands of pictures into a time-lapse film, the results are nothing short of astonishing. In addition to the time-laps photography, there is various video footage as well. Sometime you need to be a little lucky, as when a team goes out in the hope of catching the "calving" of a glacier (when a huge piece breaks off), and then actually catches it on camera (the concluding part of the movie is primarily the jaw-dropping footage of a "calving" the size of lower Manhattan from a glacier in Greenland).

In all, I can't say enough about this movie.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I hoped for 17 Jun 2013
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I came away disappointed, I had been anticipating this video for 6 months when I saw the first trailer. However, this is a film about the film, but you can't buy the film (the footage about the melting glaciers). This is like the second DVD that accompanies an extended version with interviews of the cast and crew about how you got this or that shot. I was expecting a nature documentary showing of the footage from the many timelaps cams installed next to glaciers. Some of the footage shown was actually shown as part of footage from keynotes given at summits. Not even in the extras did they include the timelaps shots in a systematic way. Important and mind changing work, but not what I wanted, I wanted to see the timelapses, not a movie about making them. Perhaps I didn't read the product description well enough ;-)
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This is a stunning video not just because of the incredible dangers involved in creating it but to eliminate any doubt about what we as a race are doing to destroy this planet and meteorologists just fail to agree. I'm planning to show it to the school children who come to our church and their parents and teachers in the hope that they will spread the word before its too late.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must see! 2 Mar 2014
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Beautiful, stunning, thought provoking. Needs to be seen! Should be on the school curriculum.

Not sure what can be done, but something needs to be done before we have no glaciers left! And fast!
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By Donna
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A film that informs us about climate change using the story of one man and his teams courage. The images are breathtaking and blow away any doubts about the reality of climate change. A must see for all who care about our future on planet earth. I saw it on the big screen last year in IFC in Dublin but watched this DVD with friends and saw and learned even more this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, beautiful, terrifying 19 Dec 2013
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WONDERFUL
INSANE
BEAUTIFUL
ILLUSTRATIVE

SCARY, a view in to real global warming effects and were we are heading...

EVERYONE SHOULD SEE IT! EVERYONE SHOULD SHARE IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 29 Nov 2013
By John K
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Everyone should be encouraged to watch this. Not only is the photography stunning but it would make all those who doubt that we are responsible for global warming be thoroughly convinced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 19 Oct 2013
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This was bought as a gift to my husband as he and my three sons earlier this year visited Iceland. This DVD gave him an insite into the changing of such a wonder full landscape. Well worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting and relevant.
Amazing self sacrifice to make this film, the findings are deeply disturbing re. Climate Warming. The photography brilliant, I would buy it for that alone. Read more
Published 9 months ago by M. C. Digby
5.0 out of 5 stars A visual proof
If one wonders if global is real and amongst us, and thinks that scientific proof isn't enough (or scientist are lying) this documentary is a visual proof of the effect of global... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ricardo Resende
4.0 out of 5 stars Amust to see
I got this as I am due to give a speech to younger folks before they watch it so it was necessary for me to get a copy to preview. As an environmentalist it is a must see
Published 9 months ago by Theresa Connolly
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look
This is not quite as good as I had hoped, although the filming is excellent. But it seemed to be more about Balog and not so much about the ice.
Published 10 months ago by T. Thomson
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
I don,t use the word awesome much but this was ABSOLUTELY! The photography was exquisite and the story quite moving
Published 11 months ago by baboo
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch this to get a true world view
Photographer does the science watching the world melting with beautiful artful footage and joining up the dots on rapid geological change
Published 12 months ago by Howard C. Standen
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful documentary, stunning facts
I've known about this documentary by little news article on a digital media about a huge calving event. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Daniel Vives
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