Shorts

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Adrift
2013
4

Adrift is a love letter to the beauty of fog. The filmmaker, Simon Christen chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The film showcases a unique way of looking at the movement of fog, which is usually hidden in time. Adrift lifts us above that thick cold blanket to reveal a beautiful ocean that crests, flows and ebbs. Only the highest points of the city and its bridges can peek through, becoming adrift, while the rest is caressed by this natural beauty.

African Skies
2014
15

An extraordinary timelapse of Africa featuring its rugged wilderness, and exceptional flora and fauna, including the iconic Acacia tree and the rich African wildlife.

Aloft
2014
5

Dancers Garen Scribner, Lonnie Weeks, Sean Bennett, Madison Keesler, Alex Jenkins, and Jordan Drew dance a modern ballet above the Golden Gate Bridge. The piece was inspired by the America’s Cup sailboat races which was hosted in San Francisco in 2013, and a desire to express the beauty and grace of the fastest sailboats on Earth through dance.

Atmosphere
6

Award-winning filmmaker Ikuo Nakamura takes us through another visual masterpiece. Atmosphere is a shortfilm that features amazing timescapes from mountains, clouds, star-lit skies and, most notably, the aurora. To capture the northern lights the director weathered rough conditions and freezing temperatures for many weeks in the arctic circle. Awards: Winner of the Grand Prize for Short Film at the 2014 6th 3D KIFF, Best 3D Show (Paul Wing Award) at National Stereoscopic Association Convention 2013; Special Audience Award at 3D BEFILM Festival 2013 New York; Special Mention at Barcelona 3D Film and Music Festival 2013.

Auroras
5

The Northern and Southern Lights as seen from the International Space Station. Constantly orbiting at 400 km (250 mi) above the earth, the ISS is perfectly situated to witness the beautiful streamers of green and red light emanating from the collision of highly charged solar wind particles with oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the earth’s atmosphere. Centered about the northern (Aurora Borealis) and southern (Aurora Australis) poles the Auroras move in an almost hypnotic dance below the space station.

Bubbles!
2014
3

Diving deep into a world of chemical concoctions, Bubbles! goes beyond what the eye can see and what the mind can imagine. We recruited a PHD Biochemist who brought his full arsenal of chemical compounds and gave us our own little view of ‘Breaking Bad’ through a macro lens.

California Wild
2013
8

California Wild: Just beneath the ocean waves off the coast of California lies a wild world of creatures, strange and beautiful. Immerse yourself in the antics of playful California sea lions, the drama of a massive squid run, and the beauty of the underwater kelp forests.

Cuba
3
Deus Ex Homine
2011
5

“Deus Ex Homine” comes from Latin meaning “god built by humans.” That “god” might be the tools – our machines and technologies, the city – our caves of concrete and steel, and the networks – the highways and waterways that are the lifeblood of our cities. With our technology, we conquered and reshaped the natural world. As we have overrun our planet’s surface, more and more of us live in the fantastically complex artificial biomes that are our cities. Modern societies and economies depend on these constructs. Bridges and servers connect us, cars and planes move us, farms and restaurants feed us, and cargo ships and oil tankers make it all possible. The “Makers” among us forge machines – electromechanical gods – that reshape and govern humanity. Automobiles. Typewriters. Computers. The Robot Maker creates machines in our image, striving to infuse them with intelligence, emotion, and sentience. Perhaps some day they will surpass us. They already have in many ways. Perhaps we will re-engineer ourselves, integrating man and machine. Deus ex homine (deus?).

Easter Island
2012
6

Timescapes of the remote and mysterious Easter Island from award-winning director Ikuo Nakamura. Experience the world-famous moai in stunning 4K.

Hayaku
2014
8

Hayaku is a journey into the vastly undiscovered and mysterious land of Japan with its sublime landscapes and cultural sites. Some of the locations include Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu, and Ishizushisan.

Helsinki
2014
9

This short film has been shot using timelapsing technique over the course of one year. It captures life and landscapes of Helsinki city from various perspectives. Many places were scouted around the city for this film. The music has been created specifically for the film by Perttu Tuomaala (DJ Preal) – an acclaimed musician from Tampere, Finland. This film is an official entry to the IMAX Awards on Vimeo.

How to Become a Witcher
3 x 3

How to Become a Witcher is a comedic short film based on the popular video game franchise “The Witcher”. Also available in 8K, HDR and HFR 60 fps.

LA Nights
2013
5

LA Nights is a tour of Los Angeles captured in amazing 4K time-lapse photography with Sony’s RX100 Cyber-Shot camera. From sunset in the Hollywood Hills and its famous sign we journey to Rodeo Drive, the corner of Hollywood and Vine, then onto Sunset Blvd. See all of LA stretched out before you from atop Griffith Observatory then travel downtown to “LA Live”. Finally it’s on to the iconic Santa Monica Pier before we fly out of LAX.

Masters of Time: Independent Watchmakers
2015
15 x 3

The world’s elite independent watchmakers are incredibly passionate about watch making from design to assembly, delicately bringing together hundreds of minuscule parts all by hand. The price for one such truly artistic timepiece can fetch up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Their phenomenal techniques stretching the limits of human capability are almost divine. Example of their mastery include a watch that uses only wooden parts except for the springs, a watch without hands or a face, and a watch that shows celestial movement. This documentary series goes deep into the workshops of the world’s expert independent watchmakers.

The Beacon
2015
7 x 2

The Beacon is a Sci-Fi a two part short film that follows a lone explorer across the stars to a mysterious planet.. This series is available in HDR and HFR 60 fps.

The Buttefly, The Harp and the Timepiece
2015
10

A story about a magic shop where no matter who you are you can get what you need.

The Filmmaker Diaries
5 x 6

The Filmmaker Diaries is a comedic series of short films based on the lives of indie filmmakers. This film is also available in 8K/HDR/HFR at 60fps.

The View in America
2012
13

Beautiful timescapes of some of the most iconic national parks in North America. From award – winning director Ikou Nakamura whose unique artistic approach to timelapses makes his short film so compelling. Winner of the `Director to Watch´ at the 3D Film Festival, Los Angeles.

World’s Coolest Animals
2016
3 x 14

Pay a visit to large and charismatic animals in their natural environment. Discover their survival strategies and relations to their ever-changing environment.