Nature Is Awesome: Kilauea - the Fire Within

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Available in 4K, The Fire Within is a visceral, artistic study on the Big Island of Hawaii’s hyperactive Kilauea volcano. I was born and raised on the island and all my life up until last year I hadn’t had the chance to come face to face with her incredible presence.

Many in Hawaii refer to the lava as ‘Pele’, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. After our incredible experiences at the volcano it’s not hard to see why so many islanders to this day see her as a living breathing thing. I wanted to capture her beauty and mysteriousness as well as her unimaginable power in the best way that I knew how. I wanted to just see it doing what it does. I shied away from any human interaction and turned the cameras to the fiery blood of the Earth.

This six and a half minute film is my best attempt at capturing what it felt like to witness molten rock slowly burning down a dense wet rainforest or to peer into a six-hundred-foot-wide lava lake at Kilauea’s summit crater. I’ve never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded as much respect and awareness for the natural environment around me. Her unexpected beauty and unsettling sense of danger were nothing short of humbling and put so much into perspective. Kilauea really did change my life.

Huge thanks to those who supported this film along the way, especially Wes and Stefan for contributing so much time and talent to make this thing what it is. Kilauea - The Fire Within was produced out of pocket and with complete creative freedom.

Director/DP/Editor: Lance Page
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Producers: Lance Page & Wesley Young

Original Score: Stefan Scott Nelson
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45 comments

1 GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 20, 2015 6:04:17pm

2 prairiefire  Mar 20, 2015 6:06:10pm

I wonder how much of the area will be covered? Hopefully 130 highway does not.

3 teleskiguy  Mar 20, 2015 6:06:19pm

4 Nyet  Mar 20, 2015 6:09:45pm

re: #1 GlutenFreeJesus

What’s up with stupid youtube cutting off the last second of the audio?

5 GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 20, 2015 6:10:44pm

re: #4 Nyet

Works fine for me. Maybe reboot. ;)

6 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 20, 2015 6:13:05pm

Melt is some of the most fascinating stuff on earth.

If I really had any desire to do research, that would be what I would be studying.

7 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:17:02pm

I’ll never forget that made-for-TV movie Mt. St. Helens, with Art Carney playing Harry Truman. The actual eruption was a real hoot—nice red, runny pahoehoe coursing down the streets (!) of Cougar WA….

Scientific ignorance doesn’t come much more WTFITS-y than that.

8 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 20, 2015 6:18:37pm

re: #7 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ll never forget that made-for-TV movie Mt. St. Helens, with Art Carney playing Harry Truman. The actual eruption was a real hoot—nice red, runny pahoehoe coursing down the streets (!) of Cougar WA….

Scientific ignorance doesn’t come much more WTFITS-y than that.

Have you seen the trailer for the earthquake disaster movie coming out this summer?

I’m pretty sure if that movie had a scientific consultant, they were drunk in the bar the entire time.

9 Charles Johnson  Mar 20, 2015 6:19:01pm

Kind of eerie that the conversation in the previous thread was about volcanoes and lava, just as I was writing this article. I didn’t see it until after I posted this. Honest. Cross my heart.

10 #FergusonFireside  Mar 20, 2015 6:19:44pm

Ya’ll. Go back trough Lee’s timeline. He’s making a summer trek to meet his twitter peace people. I’ve posted for VB, but if any of you are inclined. He’s the guy I’d want to break bread with.

11 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:19:52pm

re: #8 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Have you seen the trailer for the earthquake disaster movie coming out this summer?

I’m pretty sure if that movie had a scientific consultant, they were drunk in the bar the entire time.

No, I’ll have to check that out—I love that kind of stuff.

12 #FergusonFireside  Mar 20, 2015 6:21:26pm

Oh hello

13 makeitstop  Mar 20, 2015 6:22:42pm

re: #11 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

No, I’ll have to check that out—I love that kind of stuff.

San Andreas.

14 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:23:54pm

re: #13 makeitstop

San Andreas.

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Oh, God, yeah—I did see that! Hilarious!

15 #FergusonFireside  Mar 20, 2015 6:23:56pm

My love’s a lava bomb, knock you in the head, knock you in the head, kick you in the bed.

16 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:25:30pm

A horizontal, on-land, strike-slip fault triggering a tsunami. Perfect!

17 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 20, 2015 6:25:54pm

re: #16 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

A horizontal, on-land, strike-slip fault triggering a tsunami. Perfect!

Like I said: drunk the whole time.

18 makeitstop  Mar 20, 2015 6:26:12pm

re: #16 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

A horizontal, on-land, strike-slip fault triggering a tsunami. Perfect!

It could happen!

/Judi Tenuta

19 b.d.  Mar 20, 2015 6:26:34pm

VOLCANOS ARE CAUSING TEH GLOBAL WARMING EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING AND AL GORE IS FAT

20 Decatur Deb  Mar 20, 2015 6:27:30pm

re: #18 makeitstop

It could happen!

/Judi Tenuta

Summer is a great time for surfer movies.

21 The War TARDIS  Mar 20, 2015 6:27:31pm

re: #13 makeitstop

This looks laughably bad.

I am going to estimate that it gets 25% on Rotten Tomatoes.

22 b.d.  Mar 20, 2015 6:28:26pm

re: #13 makeitstop

San Andreas.

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Video

The Rock will save us, that’s good to know.

23 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:28:43pm

re: #19 b.d.

VOLCANOS ARE CAUSING TEH GLOBAL WARMING EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING AND AL GORE IS FAT

HERETIC! ITS TEH SON!!! THATS CUASING THE GOLBAL WRAMING THAT AINT HAPENNING!!11!!

24 b.d.  Mar 20, 2015 6:30:39pm

re: #23 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

HERETIC! ITS TEH SON!!! THATS CUASING THE GOLBAL WRAMING THAT AINT HAPENNING!!11!!

I TELL YOU IT’S THAT KILLER WHALE VOLCANO IN THE COUNTRY OF HAWAII THAT’S CAUSING THE GLOBAL WARMING THAT’S NOT HAPPENING

25 prairiefire  Mar 20, 2015 6:31:24pm

re: #7 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ll never forget that made-for-TV movie Mt. St. Helens, with Art Carney playing Harry Truman. The actual eruption was a real hoot—nice red, runny pahoehoe coursing down the streets (!) of Cougar WA….

Scientific ignorance doesn’t come much more WTFITS-y than that.

That was a damn big volcano.

26 #FergusonFireside  Mar 20, 2015 6:32:36pm

re: #12 #FergusonFireside

Oh hello

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Video

Welp, I love the track of the internet. I’m playing the whole album now.

Planet Claire 1st up.

27 Charles Johnson  Mar 20, 2015 6:33:37pm
28 b.d.  Mar 20, 2015 6:34:45pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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anything but get a job?

29 makeitstop  Mar 20, 2015 6:35:14pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Babycakes has aspirations.

They’ll go away once that 8-ball is gone.

30 Belafon  Mar 20, 2015 6:37:25pm

I was reading through your wikipedia page, Charles, and I wanted to mention that Mr. Mister, the band that would form from Pages, was my first “favorite band.”

31 #FergusonFireside  Mar 20, 2015 6:39:30pm

These are the girls of the USA

I hope one of you clicks.

32 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:40:24pm

re: #25 prairiefire

That was a damn big volcano.

When Rainier blows, it’s going to put it to shame.

33 HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2015 6:40:47pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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Eagerly awaiting said no one.

34 Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2015 6:44:20pm

Not PG singing, but from my favorite Genesis album all-round.

35 Charles Johnson  Mar 20, 2015 6:45:09pm

re: #30 Belafon

I was reading through your wikipedia page, Charles, and I wanted to mention that Mr. Mister, the band that would form from Pages, was my first “favorite band.”

There’s an untold story behind that, and it isn’t a pleasant one.

36 freetoken  Mar 20, 2015 6:47:59pm

re: #13 makeitstop

Can Dwayne Johnson reignite the disaster movie genre?

37 Romantic Heretic  Mar 20, 2015 6:50:01pm

re: #13 makeitstop

San Andreas.

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So, this time Superman didn’t catch the bomb.

38 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:50:12pm

Momma dog digs a hole and saves herself and her nine puppies from a raging forest fire in Valparaiso, Chile:

Video

39 makeitstop  Mar 20, 2015 6:50:13pm

re: #36 freetoken

Can Dwayne Johnson reignite the disaster movie genre?

Him and a few mill worth of CGI.

40 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 20, 2015 6:52:16pm

I want to see Bronson Beta colliding with Earth from When Worlds Collide with modern CGI.

Edit: Bronson Alpha. I’m a moron.

41 Romantic Heretic  Mar 20, 2015 6:52:34pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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How can he write about the ‘real Barack Obama’ when UpChuck has only a nodding acquaintance with reality?

42 #FergusonFireside  Mar 20, 2015 6:52:41pm

re: #36 freetoken

Can Dwayne Johnson reignite the disaster movie genre?

I, personally like the Rock.

43 #FergusonFireside  Mar 20, 2015 6:55:29pm

Listening to the B-52’s. hero worship.

If you have never heard it you young uns, it’s time.

<

44 klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 20, 2015 6:59:47pm
45 prairiefire  Mar 20, 2015 7:01:14pm

re: #29 makeitstop

They’ll go away once that 8-ball is gone.

Law, those kind of crows. Have you seen Spike Lee’s “25th Hour”? The best depiction how coke was king in the 80’s. Plus the quick dolley shots of Phillip Seymour Hoffman chasing Anna Paquin.


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