Northern Lights Movie Released - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Northern Lights Movie Released

Published November 26, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photo by
Iceland Aurora Films

The film, Aurora Iceland, featuring 3 years worth of time-lapsed aurora borealis footage has been released on VOD.

As reported, three independent filmmakers spent over 130 nights over 3 years in 50 different locations across Iceland taking time-lapse sequences of northern lights with 50,000 individual High Resolution RAW images. Each second of the film is equal to approximately 3-5 minutes of real time.

“In our opinion it is not enough to just catch beautiful aurora displays of all shapes and colours,” said film maker Snorri Þór Tryggvason who shot the film alongside his day job. “Each frame had to look beautiful and be good enough by itself, even if there wasn’t any aurora. To make a whole film interesting, there’s got to be more than just pretty lights dancing in the sky.”

This is the first Icelandic film released in 4K.

A free chapter has been made available and those interested can download or rent the full film on the movie’s website.

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