Personal notice to the movie
As a professional photographer, filmmaker and guide I'm a big part of the problem which I appeal in this short movie. Some people advisably think that I'm not the right person mentioning the problems of global warming because of my bad ecological footprint; but as an international active photographer I am outdoors in the wild about 80% of the year. I'm visiting many countries like Greenland, Iceland, Norway, the USA, Namibia, etc. frequently and I can say; the climate is changing. Especially in Greenland, the effects of global warming are drastic. It is my job, even my duty, to show people what is going on up there in the Arctic.
The amount of icebergs is increasing savagely. Glaciers I'm visiting every year are retreating not meters but kilometers a year and the unending amount of ice seems to be endless. There is nothing more beautiful than an iceberg - everyone is unique and the light reflecting from its surface is magical. It's sad how close beauty and decay can be seen in an iceberg. This movie is is an appreciation to the ice - for me the most amazing aggregate state of water.
Behind the scenes
For this short film I travelled to Greenland with my drones several times. Always with the target of a certain region in a certain light situation. The shots from the calving glacier took me 4 days at the Eqi Glacier and over 70 battery charges for only 4 usable shots of a few seconds. It's a very hard intention to film the very right moment on a glacier front of about 6km wide - especially close up. But the hardest thing of flying in Greenland is the fact, that every 2-3 minutes the difference between the magnetic north and the geographic north (which are not the same place - especially so far north) causing a fatal p-gps flight error and the drone is flying away (also the camera's horizon). But at the end every single flight was worth it - filming Icebergs from above is one of the most beautiful things I've ever done. Additionally I used the drone to scout the landing spot and look for polar bears. The best thing for bears and humans is to not meet each other on shore.
Cinematography: Stefan Forster
Cut and Editing: Stefan Forster
Speaker: Stefan Forster
Music: Adi Goldstein / August Wilhelmsson
Drone: Mavic 1 Pro, Phantom 4 pro - D-LOG
Sofware: Final Cut Pro X and Davinci Resolve