Between the accelerating drumbeat of "Alternative Facts" (starring Melissa McCarthy) and the fact that Aaron Carter admitted to farting in front of Sandra Bullock, we'll just say it: world's looking tough out there these days. Making sure you don't have a nervous breakdown is more important than ever, and there are specific ways to identify and avoid that. You can now add this new short film to add to your list: "Hawaii - The Pace of Formation" by Aaron Mendez, Brian Hawkins, Chaz Curry, and Matt Givot.
With a birds-eye perspective on the majesty of the Big Island, this 4-minute short film uses time-lapse cinematography, a patiently ambient musical score, and the natural beauty of the island itself, to present a gorgeous moving portrait of Hawaii. Lava bubbles up and cools, clouds burst and evaporate, and stars move across brilliant skies in a video that reminds us that nature isn't made of static objects but vibrantly active ecosystems, always in flux. The shooters captured imagery of Kilauea Volcano and the rest of the Big Island from a variety of different locations -- the Kamokuna lava entry in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, the Mauna Kea Observatory, and several others.