This is an educational and pop-science project in the northern Norway and Svalbard in September 2016. Conceptually, our project is positioned at the intersection of multimedia encyclopaedia and modern explanatory journalism. It will be a series of short 5-min 360° video documentary stories, which will tell about the Arctic region in terms of physical geography, social anthropology, and, what's very important - ecology.
Sergey Polezhaka, Alexey Furman
Field work: September 2016 Postproduction: October-November 2016
Three approaches for the Arctic Stories
Our stories are aimed to show three sides of the Arctic region, three chapters per block. The questions we rise are in the range between simple ones like "What is the nature of the Northern Lights" till contemporary issues like "How does the global warming affect us all?"
1. Physical Geography
In this block we describe and explain basic geographic features of the Arctic region.
Arctic circle: Where astronomy meets geography Water, snow, ice: Arctic ocean and its climate Wild inhabitants: flora and faune of the polar region
Chapters telling stories of the communities living below the 66th parallel
Legacy and adaptation: indigenous people, their crafts and survival methods Inspiration: influence of the nature on the Scandinavian architecture, style and way of living Current affairs: from seed vault to scientific research bases, what opportunities does the Arctic give to humanity
How far can we push nature before it starts pushing back?
How we impact: dangerous fossil fuel extraction, global warming, traditional hunting
Voice of the voiceless: scientists and other polar geeks, their life, work, challenges and fun
At the frontier: already witnessed results of the anthropogenic activities, from water rise to change in the animal habitat areal
Visual communication takes place through pictures, graphs and charts, as well as through signs, signals and symbols. It may be used either independently or as an adjunct to the other methods.
Symbolization is an important definition for this perspective. Cultural perspective involves identity of symbols. The uses of words that are related with the image, the use of heroes in the image, etc. are the symbolization of the image.
The view of images in the critical perspective is when the viewers criticise the images, but the critics have been made in interests of the society, although an individual makes the critics.