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Camera: Jo Ann Gillerman and Rob Terry

Editing: Jo Ann GIllerman

Sound: Wind during Eclipse on Mauna Kea

  Hawaii  - July 11, 1991 - Total Solar Eclipse (13,796' Geological Summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii)
          (Volcanic Eclipse Video, Interactive DVD, shot for 360 º panning horizon Camera Obscura, Instsallation)
          Broadcast, PBS, KCSM, Screened and Exhibited


We see our Earth in Motion. Capturing Change.

A portrait of the Earth from the inside out and the outside in.

VOLCANIC ECLIPSE was immersively recorded during the Total Solar Eclipse of 1991, on the geologic summit of Mauna Kea, a sacred place, 13,796 feet altitude. Capturing this event with several custom camera mount/rigs, multiple video and still cameras, telescope, and solar filters.  One of our custom mounts was designed to pan around the horizon 360 degrees during the entire duration of the 3 hour eclipse to record the surreal light and stunning surround of the environment. Another camera was on a steadycam hand-held.  A third video camera was hooked up to a telescope with solar filters for a close up view of the eclipsing sun. The sound is the natural wind (looped) on top Mauna Kea, the tallest island mountain in the world. Due to a recent large eruption of Pinatubo, a volcano in Indonesia, the usually clear skies atop Mauna Kea, the site of some of the worlds largest telescopes and observatories, was hazy obscuring lower landscapes of craters. The eclipse, however, was happening above the clouds, as were we, so that was not obscured.  Simultaneous to the total solar eclipse was an active eruption of Kilauea volcano, one of the worlds most active volcanoes, with massive amounts of lava pouring into the ocean. The confluence of this Total Solar Eclipse and simultaneous active volcanic lava flows inspired VOLCANIC ECLIPSE.

     • JoAnn GIllerman by Celeste Connor, Women of Vision (below)

     • Artweek, February 1995, Volume 26, Number 2 -  Artists and Technology by Leigh Ann Clifton, p23

     •  San Francisco Focus, Ray Fans by Susan Fry

     •  Blasthaus, San Francisco - April 1995

On-location Video Recording / Documentation of Total Solar Eclipses (1979-present)
Locations selected based on climate, visibility, clarity in path during totality, indigenous cultural, mythology/folklore,
visually interesting landscapes/animal life, and multicultural experiences with a global intent to include all continents.
Total Solar Eclipse and Annular Eclipses ...

    United States - August 21, 2017 - Total Solar Eclipse (Mine Hill, Eastern Idaho)
           (Immersive Total Solar Eclipse Project - Fulldome, 360, Virtual Reality)
    United States - May 20, 2012 - Annular Eclipse (Near Pyramid Lake, NV)
           Digital Prints and Video: Annular Eclipse May 20, 2012 -
    Siberia – Aug 1, 2008 - Total Solar Eclipse (between Barnaul and Novosibirsk)
          (Siberian Eclipse Documentation - Shot for Planetarium Full Dome Projection)
           Screened and Exhibited
    Libya – Mar. 29, 2006 - Total Solar Eclipse (Sahara Desert)
          (Desert Eclipse Video/DVD, “Libya Series” Digital Prints, Collage)
          Screened and Exhibited
    Costa Rica - Dec. 14, 2001 - Annular Eclipse (Nasara/Garza, Peninsula de Nicoya)
          (Costa Rica Annular Eclipse - Ridley Sea Turtle Lays 60  Eggs - Video)
    Turkey  - Aug. 11, 1999 - Total Solar Eclipse (Amasya)
           (Total Solar Eclipse Amasya Turkey Video, Interactive DVD)
           Screened and Exhibited
    Venezuela - Feb. 26, 1998 - Total Solar Eclipse (Peninsula de Paraguana)
          (Pink Flamingo Eclipse Video, Interactive DVD)
          Screened and Exhibited
    India - Oct. 24, 1995 - Total Solar Eclipse (Fatehpur Sikri)
          (India Eclipse Video, Interactive DVD)
          Screened and Exhibited
    Bolivia  - Nov. 3, 1994 - Total Solar Eclipse (15,000' foothills of the Andes outside Potasi)
          (Intijiwana Video and Interactive DVD, Interactive CD-ROM)
          Screened and Exhibited
    Hawaii  - July 11, 1991 - Total Solar Eclipse (13,796' Geological Summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii)
          (Volcanic Eclipse Video, Interactive DVD, shot for 360 º panning horizon Camera Obscura, Instsallation)
          Broadcast, Cablecast, Screened and Exhibited
    United States - Feb. 26, 1979 - Total Solar Eclipse (WA/OR border from Airplane)
          (Video, 360 º pans of horizon -custom designed mount for video cameras)

On-location Video Recording/Documentation/Art -  active lava flows– video, interactive  DVD, NFT, installation
Video Portraits of Active Lava Flows on Kilauea, Volcano, HI: (1991-present) 

     KILAUEA Pele's Domain, Fissure 8 (2018)
    Egg Birth Flow : Lava Flows and Ridley Sea Turtle CU Laying Eggs Juxtaposition (2011)
     Lava Montage: earth fire water air DVD – (2010)
    Interactive Lava Sampler DVD  (2010) gillerm
    Lava - Moon Glow Flow and Sunrise Falls (2009/10)
    Lava Boat – Ginger Anyone? (2008)
    Lava Zilch 2007
    Lava 2002 : Surface Flow, Lava Falls, Spooky Flow, Crater, Pali, (2002)
   Bubbles and Splash – Lava Bench – (2000)
    P’u’U’o’O Crater 1997
    From Above P’u’U’o’O Crater and Skylight 1991
    Volcanic Eclipse – (1991)
    Crater and Skylight -  (1990)

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