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Submission deadline: November 30, 2012 (11:59 p.m. CDT)
Grand Prize: Courtesy of explore.org: Trip for 2 to Churchill, Canada, to see wild polar bears with Frontiers North Tundra Buggy Adventures
2nd Prize: Canada Goose parka
3rd Prize: PBI "Adopt a Polar Bear" package
Distill spent two weeks in July collecting arctic footage in and around the Svalbard island (sometimes better known as Spitzbergen) group above the Arctic Circle to supplement the video Library of Polar Bears International. This piece is just a taste of what we were able to collect. Featuring Arctic fox kits playing, polar bears eating seals and traveling with their cubs, puffins on a nest, arctic terns with their babies on a nest, icebergs, glaciers, jib and dolly shots of walruses, guillemots, etc.
Special thanks to Polar Kreuzfahrten [polar-kreuzfahrten.de/], Polar Bears International [polarbearsinternational.org/], and as always to the music maestro: Milton Menasco [miltonmenasco.com/].
RED Scarlet w/ Canon mount
Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6
Canon 28mm 1.8
Tamron 10-24mm 3.5-4.5
Kessler Crane 8ft
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects