Filmmaker from Colorado captures aurora borealis in unique way


DENVER (KDVR) — A filmmaker from Colorado debuted a brand new documentary about the Northern Lights Tuesday.

By producing this film, Nate Luebbe says he and his crew actually became the first team ever to capture cinema-quality footage of the lights from that high up.

“It was breathtaking!” Luebbe said.

Luebbe grew up in Evergreen and then went to college at CU Boulder.

His new documentary, ‘Light Side Up’ takes an unprecedented look at one of nature’s most magical phenomenons.

In order to produce the film, Luebbe and his team sent a SONY camera designed for low-light situations on a high-altitude balloon 122,600 ft. into the sky.

“You spend a year planning something like this and you have this mental image of what you want it to look like and I honestly wasn’t prepared for how cool it is,” Luebbe said.

The crew shot the film in Fairbanks, Alaska.

You can watch it by clicking here.

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