by Felix Dierich – soundtrack by Roman Vehlken – D 2022
hybrid short film – experimental animated documentary – 4K or FHD 16:9 – 5.1 sound – 11:40 min
video installation – 4K or FHD, one/two/three channel loop – 5.1 sound – 10 min
In the “Black Summer” of 2019/2020, Australia had some of the worst bushfires in its history. More than 20% of the forested area of the continent was destroyed, more than a billion animals were killed along with significant human casualties. The meteorological satellite Himawari-8 observed this catastrophe from the far distance.
For this experimental animated documentary, terabytes of satellite data were processed with specially developed algorithms, combining visible light and infrared measurements with heat detection. Animated, the rendered images form a hypnotic stream, documenting the catastrophe like never seen before. The work is presented as a hybrid short film or a video installation.
- June 2022 – CinemAmbiente – Torino, Italy – World Premiere!
- August 2022 – Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt – Weiterstadt, Germany
- August 2022 – Smaragdni Eco Film Festival – various places, Croatia
- September 2022 – Lucca Film Festival – Lucca, Italy – special programme „Films For Our Future“
- September 2022 – Cinema Planeta – Mexico City, Mexico
- October 2022 – Cine Eco – Seia, Portugal
- October 2022 – Innsbruck Nature Film Festival – Innsbruck, Austria
More to be announced soon!
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|Concept, Algorithms and Coding, Image Creation, Colour, Compositing||Felix Dierich|
|Himawari-8 Satellite data||Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)|
Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)
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