Life is Good • 25m
Float along with colorful butterflies filmed in macro slow-motion. Featuring macro slow-motion video and thermal imaging, this program was made with the participation of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, as well as contributions of bio-mimetics footage and thermal imaging animations from National Taiwan University. Music by Stuart Price.
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