A joint collaboration with rock / ambient / experimental band MONO (monoofjapan.com), Legend takes you on an epic 12 minute visual and aural journey through Iceland's breathtaking landscapes during the time of the midnight sun.
The film travels across Iceland, from the floating blue icebergs of Jokulsarlon's glacial lagoon to the steaming geothermic vents of Myvatn, the colorful mountains of Landmannalaugar to the breathtaking sunsets on Snaefellnes Peninsula, and the barren volcanic landscapes of Askja to the vast fields of lupin near Husavik.
Legend was shot over a 2 week period in June 2012 when the sun barely sets below the horizon and you never see darkness. It was filmed completely in 5K resolution using Canon full frame DSLRs on motion timelapse equipment from Kessler Crane.
Mono's score of the same name, Legend, is from their upcoming album "For my parents". Its edgy cinematic and epic quality helps describe Iceland - a breathtakingly beautiful yet unforgivingly dangerous place.
Special thanks to Egill Agustsson and Adalsteinn Petur Karlsson of Husavik for their help with my car problems on Iceland National Day. It's the country's biggest holiday and they helped me get back on the road so I could continue filming.
Last but not least, a big thank you to fellow filmmaker Joe Capra (scientifantastic.com) for his guidance and inspiration. His tips and advice were invaluable in helping me prepare for this trip.
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Perspectives as a reflection of sustained production of natural things. The anatomy of the world, the development and the future in a seemingly self-running organism.
Perspektiven als Spiegel einer anhaltenden Produktion der natürlichen Dinge. Die Anatomie der Welt, der Entwicklung und der Zukunft in einem scheinbar von selbst laufenden Organismus.
Director . Boris Dörning
Music . Death Trap
Music curated . Markus Scholz
Mastering . Loopaz
Filming & Compositing . Boris Dörning & Jonatan Schwenk
3D Compositing . Dominik Keggenhoff
Microscope filming . Dr. Jens Hallfeldt
Microscope photography . Mike Guwak
Neuron cells . Tristan Will / Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Space Images and videos courtesy of the image science & analysis laboratory
NASA Johnson Space Center