Magnetic Movie


2007 | 00:04:38 | United Kingdom / United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Animation, Humor, Image Processing, Science

The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries. All action takes place around NASA's Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries. Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent 'whistlers' produced by fleeting electrons. Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?

An Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England.

VLF Recordings by Stephen P McGreevy.

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Prizes + Awards

Best Film at the Cutting Edge, British Animation Awards, 2007

Best Experimental Film, Tirana International Film Festival, 2007

Nature Magazine Scientific Merit Award, Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, 2009


San Francisco Animation Festival
San Francisco, CA

Exhibitions + Festivals

Antimatter Film Festival, 2009

Wisconsin Film Festival, 2009