United States

Running time: 8 minutes - Language: English - Year: 2019

Film Summary

Wildfire is the end and beginning of a process that has been happening for millennia. This cinematic journey through time bears witness to this cycle as the land is scorched by flame, then begins the long period of regrowth and recovery. Filmed over the course of four years throughout numerous fire zones in California, Immolation utilizes several special camera techniques including slow-motion, standard timelapse and long-term timelapse that tells the story of this distinct process of destruction and rebirth.

Category: Natural Environment


David Elkins

With nearly 20 years of experience, David Elkins is a highly creative and adept cinematographer, still photographer and filmmaker. 

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, David has worked on numerous documentary, network, narrative, commercial and corporate productions. In addition, David is an accomplished visual storyteller having produced and directed several short documentaries and art films that have screened at festivals around the U.S. 

His keen sense of the moment, light and composition developed from years as a photojournalist and commercial photographer. David brings a thoughtful, cinematic and journalistic approach to every project enabling him to understand each client’s needs and ensuring that the finished product meets the organization’s vision and objectives while capturing the essence of each story in a compelling visual style.