Friday 26 July 2013

Site-eye commemorate the official opening of KAIRA

Site-Eye (the company which has been making documentaries and 3D-films about KAIRA have posted a link with the film they made of the official opening of KAIRA. They write:

Never without a camera, or an excuse to use it, Site-Eye Director Brian McClave shot this time-lapse footage during the official opening ceremony of the KAIRA project.The event which took place at the facility in Northern Finland lit by the 24 hour sunshine of summer in the Arctic Circle formally opened the site of the hybrid radio telescope, radar receiver and atmospheric research station.

With the ribbon cut by Lauri Lajunen, Rector of Oulu University, one of KAIRA’s main sponsors, the party of specially invited journalists and scientists then proceeded to the local school hall for a special premier screening of Site-Eye’s ‘KAIRA’ documentary.

The documentary which features interviews with the figures prominent in the building and running of the KAIRA project was shot by Brian and oft-collaborator Gavin Peacock on location in the arctic tundra last year. Including spectacular footage of radar dishes, arctic wilderness and the Aurora Borealis by night, "KAIRA" the Site-Eye made documentary was screened in both 2D and 3D and was rapturously received by the assembled audience. It is next due for an even bigger screening in September. "93 Million Miles" a short film produced from the same material has already gone on to win international awards.
After the screening, in true Finnish tradition many of the party indulged with a swim in the lake followed by a hot sauna, although Brian, put off by the icy lake temperatures and swarms of mosquitos refutes that he took part in any of these festivities.
Have a nice weekend everyone!


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