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Summer of the Blue Emperor

Summer of the Blue Emperor
Summer of the Blue Emperor
When we decided to make a film about dragonflies three years ago, it was clear that we would like to show the world of dragonflies in a way that had never been seen before. Using high-speed cameras, we made it possible to see the moments, that normally are too fast for a human eye. We used special lenses to film the dragonflies up close without disturbing them. 4K resolution of our cameras made it possible to achieve incredible degree of detail and colour brilliance, that were technically not possible just a few years ago.
One of the most striking dragonflies in Europe is a Blue Emperor. Its life is much more exciting that one can imagine. They hatch in the middle of the night and with the first rays of sun they fly away, so that they won't be eaten by birds. Even though they are the Emperors of the Dragonfly Kingdom, there are many dangers lurking around them every day.
In the new movie the "Summer of the Blue Emperor" we follow the Blue Emperor from the beginning to the end of its life. During this time, it experiences lots of adventures. For three weeks we have been filming, among other things, the female laying eggs. We managed to get incredibly impressive footage. In a slow motion one can clearly see how frogs hunt Blue Emperors.
We had the impression that young females don't perceive frogs as a potential threat. But that changed a few days later. One can see in the movie how the females avoid sure death by a fraction of a second. And if the dragonfly was not careful enough, it was gone.
During its short life, a Blue Emperor meets many other dragonflies, such as Common Bluets and Darters. Also Wandering Gliders appear in the movie, amazing creatures that travel every year more than 5,000 km from India to Africa.
We are fascinated by dragonflies for 10 years, but working on this move we started to appreciate and respect these creatures even more!

There's one thing we can guarantee: "You have never seen the dragonflies from this perspective!"
"Summer of the Blue Emperor" on DVD
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(720 × 576 / 16:9)
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"Summer of the Blue Emperor" on Blu-Ray
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in Full-HD Quality
(1920 x 1080 / 16:9)
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