The Pollinators

The Pollinators focuses on the insects, birds, animals, and vectors that pollinate flowers. Filmed against brightly colored backgrounds that both attract and distract pollinators, the video explores wild color spaces, modeling the ultraviolet-rich color range perceived by insects that extends beyond human vision and the RGB colorspace of video.

The Pollinators was filmed over the course of a full calendar year to document a complete annual cycle of flowering.

with sound by Luke Fischbeck and custom seating produced in collaboration with Anzfer Farms

Runtime 65 minutes

This project is funded in part by a generous award from the Harpo Foundation

Special thanks to the following people and organizations who provided research support and access to pollinator habitats for filming:
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Fritz Haeg’s Wildflowering LA presented by LAND
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Growing Home