Greenland Melting

Greenland Melting

Greenland’s glaciers are melting faster and faster. Why – and what might it mean for the rest of the world? In September 2016, NASA scientists went to Greenland to better understand what’s causing the ice to melt so fast. In this cutting-edge virtual reality experience created with photogrammetry, videogrammetry, CGI and 360 video, people can have the experience of being in Greenland – standing in the water in front of a glacier, flying at low altitudes over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and diving beneath the ocean’s surface to see what NASA’s studies are revealing.

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Directors:  Catherine Upin, Nonny de la Peña
Executive Producer:  Julia Cort, Nonny de la Peña, Raney Aronson-Rath
Producer:  Carla Borras, Caitlin Saks, Cedric Gamelin
Screenwriter: Catherine Upin, Nonny de la Peña, Julia Cort, Caitlin Saks, Carla Borras
Cinematographer: Dajo Brinkman, Ólafur Haraldsson
Editor: Kevin Tsukii
Sound Designer: SOUND SOURCE, Inc
Music: Alex Symcox, APM
Principal Cast: Eric Rignot, Joshua Willis
Additional Credits: Technical Direction: Jonathan Yomayuza, Immersive Video Lead: Kevin Tsukii, Volumetric Content: REALTRA, Holographic Volumetric Capture by 8i : Carlos Gonzalez, Glacier Photogrammetry and Concept: xRez Studio, Eric Hanson, Narrator: Will Lyman


Public Film Contact
Cedric Gamelin
Emblematic group
Publicity Contact
Jessie Cohen
415 623 0150
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Year:  2017
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Genre:  Documentary
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 13:00 mins