Film about polar bears made in Arctic
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Film about polar bears made in Arctic

April 26, 2021

The authors spent two weeks on Franz Josef Land.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The shooting of the Bear’s Corner documentary film has been completed in the Russian Arctic National Park. The main director of the film, cameraman Maxim Pervakov and wildlife photographer, specialist of the National Park environmental education and tourism department Nikolay Gernet spent two weeks on the Alexandra Land island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago.

During the expedition, the film crew managed to capture the sunny and at the same time icy spring Arctic, three polar bears, polar foxes and walruses.

“The expedition managed to collect a lot of material. For example, three male polar bears, with whom scientists have conducted all the necessary research, and other representatives of the Arctic animal world. Working in a team with naturalist photographer Nikolay Gernet helped to distribute forces in the team and to approach the filming process qualitatively. More than enough material has been recorded, now we need to put it together into a beautiful documentary project”, said Maxim Pervakov.

Materials for the future film were collected in two stages. The authors of the picture began the first one in 2020, when a group of scientists went to investigate the soil and fauna in Franz Josef Land, the second stage – a two-week expedition – started in early spring.

As reported on the official website of the Russian Arctic, the film crew planned to film not only males, but also she-bears with cubs, who in the spring come out of their snow dens and begin to learn to live in the harsh Arctic world.

“This did not make it into the footage, since the time of spring snowstorms came to this part of the Arctic and the expedition had to stay at the base for almost a week”, the message explains.

Now the specialists have started selecting the most picturesque shots, after which the film editing will begin. The presentation of the Bear’s Corner documentary film will take place in Moscow, at the headquarters of the Russian Geographical Society this year. Let us remind you that the films are created at the expense of the Russian Geographical Society grant.

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Text: Ekaterina Elkanova, Photo: Russian Arctic National Park /rus-arc.ru and open sources

April 26, 2021

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