Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hub Culture Retrospectives ANTARCTICA|
Actor: Music by Aerostatic (Michelle Darling and Terry Golob), Video EFX by Holly Daggers Filmed by Stan Stalnaker
Director: Eric Dunlap
Genres: Indie & Art House, Special Interests, Documentary
The ultimate chill.... Hub Culture Retrospectives: Antarctica is a journey without documentary edits or intrusive narration, just majestic timelapse views, stunning soundscapes, and wildlife existing at the pace of nature... more »
Beautiful and sublime!
E. Ozada | new york | 01/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hub Culture Retrospectives: Antarctica combines awe-inspiring views of the South Pole with a hypnotic musical score based on sounds from nature. The video is a series of single-frame shots flowing from one to the other. Each frame focuses on one profound element of the landscape thus highlighting it's extreme environment and profoundness. Adding to the visual experience are sounds of rainfall lightly falling, glaciers creaking and penguins pruning likely to make the viewer fall into a trance-like state. The experience is akin to a visual massage of the soul.
Stan Stalnaker has effectively captured the true essence of Antarctica while giving us a deeper understanding of our vast planet and perhaps of ourselves. I highly recommend this DVD to anyone looking for a unique visual experience to share with friends or simply to enjoy alone.
Filmed On Location in Antarctica
Stan Stalnaker | London | 12/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I filmed this DVD over three weeks on the ice in Antarctica in January 2005. We used simple DVD cams and were out on the water and on the glaciers almost every day. The footage is unique because we were working with the Chilean military base (they hosted us) on the peninsula, which gave us the time to get outside and spend hours on end filming in time lapse and stationary formats.
The DVD was then edited by Forward Motion Theater in NY (they just opened video art at the MOMA recently) and the original soundtrack was created by a small team called Aerostatic which do really cutting edge stuff.
The result is Hub Culture's first retrospective - an extended visual landscape that is real video art. We launched at the Ice Bar in London and the DVD is currently showing at the Ice Hotel in Sweden.
Only 1,000 copies of the DVD were made, but we are working on new executions for Turkey and Brazil which will be out in 2006.
The key is to understand that you don't "watch" it like you would normal television - its designed to be background art that moves and shifts over time.
The middle sequence, which we call dot, is sooo cool. You'll have to see what it is though to understand.
You can watch a trailer for the DVD at [...], and if you buy it, please let us know what you think!