2020 International Innovation Film Festival - Best Cinematography
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - Best Experimental/Travel/Time-Lapse Short
2019 Woodbury Film Festival - Best Short Experimental Film.
2019 Prairie State Film Festival - Best Cinematography
2019 Canada Shorts - Canadian & International Short Film Fest - Finalist, Best International Film Short
The Cinematographer Showcase Online 2020
2019 Americana Film Fest
2019 CORE International Film Festival
2019 Utah Film Festival
Northeast Mountain Film Festival 2019
2019 South Dakota Film Festival
Directed and photographed by veteran storm chaser Martin Lisius, "Prairie Wind" represents the world's first film produced on 16K video. His goal was to photograph the storms of America's Great Plains on the largest canvas possible. "These amazing storms offer us a glimpse of what our world once was, and inspires us to protect and preserve what remains," Lisius said. "The sky over the prairie is huge. I wanted to create a medium large enough to capture and properly present it on."
Lisius shot the production utilizing two side by side 50MP Canon DSLRS. Shooting required the use of a custom-made mount to keep the two cameras perfectly aligned, 8,000 miles of travel through six states, and dozens of carefully prepared weather forecasts.
During post-production, 12,000 images were stitched together to create one 15,985 x 5792 pixel image using a Mac Pro workstation. Each shot required a minimum of 5 days to prepare with the computer working around the clock. To keep the processors from melting, the Mac was cooled by two powerful external fans.
Directed and photographed by Martin Lisius.
The score is by Benjamin Botkin. benbotkin.com
Tricia Brioux performs the voice of Mother Nature. triciasvoice.com
The words are by the naturalist John Muir, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir
A portion of the film’s 16K footage can be licensed exclusively through StormStock, stormstock.com
If you love amazing storms, consider booking a storm chasing expedition with Tempest Tours, tempesttours.com
Download and sample some of the 16K images used in “Prairie Wind” we.tl/t-lSKE8dVRP6
Copyright Prairie Pictures, Inc.