Chasing Ice is a documentary that not a lot of people seem to mention, which is hard to see why as the movie has won several awards, including Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and a 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming.
While getting footage for the doc, Adam LeWinter and director Jeff Orlowski filmed an event that went down in history: documented in the 2016 Guinness Book of World Records, they captured the largest glacier calving ever captured filming, lasting an incredible 75 minutes. That’s 1 hour and 15 minutes, just for a glacier calving. Think about that.
The Exposure Labs YouTube channel, that uploaded the captured calving explained that the glacier was 3 miles wide and 1 mile across, while the height was approximately 3000 feet (around 300-400 ft above the water). The view and the footage that has been captured is beyond verbal explanation…
In the video, they try to put the glacier calving into perspective, “The only way that you can really try to put it into scale with human reference is if you imagine Manhattan…and all of a sudden all of those buildings just start to rumble, and quake, and peel off, fall over, and roll around. This whole massive city just breaking apart in front of your eyes.”