A silent short documentary shot in HDR 4k that strives to show a glimpse into one of the most beautiful creations on earth… from its unfathomable beginning millions of years ago to what it has become today. The Cave of Wonders (la Gruta de las Maravillas) is located in a beautiful town called Aracena in the South of Spain.
Yperia 5th International Shortfilm Festival (Amorgos-Greece-2014) = 2d Prize
Finisterra Arrábida Film Festival (Sesimbra-Portugal-2014) = Director Special Award
II Muestra Timelapse “El Castillo” (Guadalajara-Spain-2014) = Winner
7th Tangier International Film Festival (Tangier-Morroco-2014) = Best Cinematography
5th Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (Washington DC-USA-2014) = Best Director
III Timelapse Showfest (Madrid-Spain-2014) = Silver Winner Award
48th International Tourism Film Festival (Karlovy Vary-Czech Republic-2015) = Special Mention Award
The Access Code Film Festival (Srinagar-India-2014) = Official Selection
Videofest 2k14 Bienal Internacional de Cine (Baja California-Mexico-2014) = Official Selection
Bolgatty International Film Festival (Kerala-India-2014) = Official Selection
5º Festival Internacional del Cortometraje (Bellavista-Argentina-2014) = Official Selection
6º Festival Iberoamericano de Cine Azul SURrealidades (Bogotá-Colombia-2014) = Official Selection
Festival de Cine de Santander Corto y Creo (Santander-Spain-2014) = Official Selection
5th Green Screen Film Festival (Međunarodni-Serbia-2014) = Official Selection
10th Sound of Silent Film Festival (Chicago-USA-2015) = Official Selection
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival (Arizona-USA-2016) = Official Selection
LOVETHEFRAME presents “INTO THE CAVE OF WONDERS” with CLAUDIA GARROTE and MANUEL ANGEL REINA technical consultant RAFAEL RUFINO DE LA OSA music and sound by ÁLVARO RODRÍGUEZ BARROSO timelapse cinematography by RAFAEL ASQUITH produced by PEDRO PABLO FIGUEROA directed by MANUEL BENITO DE VALLE filmed on location in ARACENA (SPAIN)
Duration: 9 min / 30 min
Language: English and Spanish versions avaliable
Year of production: 2014
Format: 4k UHD Color
The Cave´s visual complexity demanded the highest constrast latitude, color depth and resolution… Therefore LovetheFrame decided to shoot all the inner shots through HDR time-lapses, achieving a unique look that finally captures the beauty of this magic location.
Equipment: Canon 5D + Canon lenses (TLs) and Red Epic + Zeiss Ultra Prime lenses (rest of shots) **Special thanks to RedLab (rentals).