Filming at the South Pole during the polar night is pretty much as hard as it gets. Temperatures below -70°C/-95°F are not uncommon. Cables break like spaghetti, LCD displays freeze up even electronic components stop working.
Cameras always have to be heated, motion control gear modified and setups made storm-proof.
Many of the shots in the video have been recorded for 24h or more to capture a full revolution of the earth spinning once around its axis.
Shot by Benjamin Eberhardt, experiment operator and astrophysicist at the IceCube Neutrino telescope at the the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. He spent a full winter at the pole with over a year spent on the ice.
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Edited and processed by Martin Heck (Timestorm Films)
Music: “Heaven and Earth” by Shawn Williams licensed through musicbed:
Edited with Adobe LR, AE, Davinci Resolve and LRTimelapse:
Shot on Sony A7R3 and Sigma 14mm f1.8 lens
tracking mount: Vixen Polarie (modified)