In the spring of 2005, James Balog (’74), recipient of the 2005 Arts Council Alumni Award, launched The Extreme Ice Survey. This project used revolutionary time-lapse cameras to document changes in the glacial landscape of the Arctic. The survey resulted in spectacular footage that became the documentary Chasing Ice, winner of Sundance’s Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary Filmmaking.
The documentary is directed by Jeff Orlowski, a cinematographer and award-winning filmmaker who has worked with Balog since 2007. The Extreme Ice Survey project was a collaboration between scientists and artists, including videographers, photographers, and a team of extreme-weather expedition specialists.
Sponsored by Institute of Liberal Arts, BCEEAN, the Environmental Studies Program, the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, EcoPledge, and the Arts Council. BCEEAN thanks Jose Allen, Law ’76 and Frances A. Dubrowski, NC’70 for generously contributing to make this event possible. Event is free, but registration is required.