for your delectation, edification and amusement, a series of
selected videos on the subject of Antarctica chosen from those
available from the multitudes to be found on the internet and
elsewhere. Some are short, some are long, some are readily found,
some are distinctly scarcer.
Short Videos - Under 10 mins
dozens of videos on YouTube and other video sharing sites about
Antarctica, they are mainly of short clips taken by tourists,
or a series of still photos made into a video, this is generally
set to a "haunting" soundtrack. Here are a few of
the better representatives, though I suggest you see those on
the Long videos page as
I think they give a far better idea of what it is really like.
- Antarctica. With footage from the niche classic
Koreyoshi Kurahara movie starring Ken Takakura "Antarctica"
- 1983. The movie is based on the story of a 1957
Japanese Antarctic expedition and how an abandoned dog
team survive alone.
Movie on VHS
Antarctica Time Lapse: A Year On Ice. A time-lapse
film made at the US bases of McMurdo Sound and the geographic
South Pole. 3 mins 49 secs
from Antarctica. A tourists film made of short video
clips edited together in a very logical and professional
way. Stands out as being a better example than most.
The usual "ethereal" soundtrack.
6 mins 33secs
- Life of Antarctica. Whether you are a fan of Vangelis
or not, the music is atmospheric and fits well with
images of Antarctica. Despite the title, this is not
of Antarctic wildlife, but scenes of snow and ice. 5 mins 15 secs
Station. Film taken in and around the largest station
in Antarctica (by a long way), more of a small town/large
village than a base in the typical Antarctic manner.
An assortment of clips that give an idea of the atmosphere
of the place. 5 mins 14