Species List Planktonium

Species List Planktonium (both full and short version)

full 15 min version:

00:14 Coscinodiscus – Diatoms

00:22 Coscinodiscus – Diatoms

00:30 Coscinodiscus – Diatoms

00:38 Coscinodiscus – Diatom

00:46 Actinosphaerium (heliozoan)

01:03 Bacillaria Paxillifer – Diatoms

01:18 Bacillaria Paxillifer – Diatoms

01:44 Heliozoea

01:59 Medusa stage of Obelia

02:15 Testate amoeba

02:28 Developing egg of unknown species

02:42 Noctiluca scintillans (sea sparkle)

02:55 Noctiluca scintillans (sea sparkle)

03:07 Testate amoeba

03:21 Heliozoean releasing a ciliate

03:49 Dinoflagellates

04:09 Volvox

04:28 Euglena

04:44 Micrasterias (desmid)

04:45 Tube dwelling diatoms

05:05 Tube dwelling diatoms

05:18 Tube dwelling diatoms

05:34 Dinoflagellates

05:48 Colonial Peritrich – Ciliates

06:00 Colonial Peritrich – Ciliates

06:11 Conochilus – Colonial rotifers

06:19 Conochilus – Colonial rotifers

06:28 Rotifers

06:41 Asplanchna – Rotifers

06:52 Rotifer

07:00 Rotifers

07:12 Brachionus – Rotifers

07:25 Kellicottia – Rotifers

07:36 Echinoderm larva

07:50 Echinoderm larva

08:08 Ciliates

08:22 Ciliate

08:31 Nassula – Ciliate

08:49 Lithodesmium intricatum (diatom)

09:02 Ditylum brightwelli (diatom)

09:11 Larva of a tube-dwelling worm

09:20 Larva of a tube-dwelling worm

09:27 Eleutheria dichotoma (hydroid)

09:40 Hydra

09:59 Chaoborus (phantom midge larva)

10:06 Chaoborus (phantom midge larva)

10:12 Polyphemus pediculus – Water flea (giving birth)

10:56 Cyclops (copepod with diatoms attached)

11:12 Daphnia pulex – Water flea carrying eggs

11:21 Diaphanosoma – water flea carrying embryos

11:27 Diaphanosoma – water flea carrying embryos

11:36 Ilyocryptus (water flea)

11:46 Sea star larva

11:56 Tunica larva (Oikopleuridae)

12:11 Crab larva

12:19 Veliger larva

12:26 Planktonic trochophore stage of the larva of a polychaete worm

12:42 Mnemiopsis leidyi (comb jelly)

13:06 Radiolaria

13:19 Stentor amethystinus

13:37 Stentor amethystinus

Planktonium – 3 min version:

00:01 Coscinodiscus – Diatoms

00:08 Coscinodiscus – Diatoms

00:16 Coscinodiscus – Diatom

00:24 Bacillaria Paxillifer – Diatoms

00:39 Heliozoean

00:56 Nassula – Ciliate

01:14 Dinoflagellates

01:28 Larva of a tube-dwelling worm

01:43 Eleutheria dichotoma (hydroid)

01:57 Diaphanosoma brachyurum – water flea carrying embryos

02:04 Diaphanosoma brachyurum – water flea carrying embryos

02:12 Echinoderm larva

02:24 Veliger larva

02:32 Planktonic trochophore stage of the larva of a polychaete worm

Limited Edition Collectors Box Planktonium

SOLD OUT!
To celebrate the release of my film Planktonium, I decided to produce a Limited Edition Collectors Box (35 copies only!) of the project.

This numbered (35/35) Box is containing:

3 signed and numbered inkjetprints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag baryta (315 gsm) A4 size paper, printed by Hans Bol
Full version of the short film Planktonium (15:23) + extra footage (02:00) in 4K and HD format on USB stick
An essay on plankton by Jelle Reumer, text design by Karin van der Meer
Handmade Box by Liesbeth Visser, including an extra photo on the front

The price is € 295,00 including 9% VAT, excluding cost of shipment.

Produced with generous financial support of Nederlands Filmfonds, Gemeente Leiden and Stichting Oog op de Natuur

Planktonium

Stream or download Planktonium (full version) on Vimeo On Demand

Planktonium is a short film about the unseen world of living microscopic plankton. It is a voyage into a secret universe, inhabited by alien-like creatures. These stunningly beautiful, very diverse and numerous organisms are unknown to most of us because they are invisible to the naked eye. However, they are wandering beneath the surface of all waters around us and they are of vital importance for all life on earth.

Jan van IJken filmed the plankton through his microscopes, revealing the beauty and delicate structures of the minute organisms in the finest detail. The film is without any voice-over or explanation.

Renowned Norwegian artist Jana Winderen made a sound composition for the film. She is recording audio environments and creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear.

Phytoplankton (small plant-like cells) are producing half of all oxygen on earth by photosynthesis, like plants and trees do on land. Zooplankton are forming the base of the food chain of aquatic life. Plankton are also playing an important part in the global carbon cycle. The plankton are threatened by climate change, global warming and acidification of the oceans.

Filmed, directed and produced by Jan van IJken
Sound composition by Jana Winderen
Edited by Jan van IJken and Metje Postma

Produced with generous financial support of Gemeente Leiden, Stichting Oog op de Natuur and The Netherlands Film Fund.

Acquisition by Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, NL and screening in the Auditorium of the Museum from 26 January – 11 May 2022.
Part of Leiden European City of Science 2022.

2021, 4K, color, 15:23 min

Screenings and Awards

Director Statement

Publications

Planktonium in the Auditorium of Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, NL (26 January – 11 May 2022)

Planktonium Photo Series

Planktonium is a short film and photo project by Jan van IJken about the unseen world of living microscopic plankton. It is a voyage into a secret universe, inhabited by alien-like creatures. These stunningly beautiful, very diverse and numerous organisms are unknown to most of us because they are invisible to the naked eye. However, they are wandering beneath the surface of all waters around us and they are of vital importance for all life on earth.

Jan van IJken photographed the plankton through his microscopes, revealing the beauty and delicate structures of the minute organisms in the finest detail.

Phytoplankton (small plant-like cells) are producing half of all oxygen on earth by photosynthesis, like plants and trees do on land. Zooplankton are forming the base of the food chain of aquatic life. Plankton are also playing an important part in the global carbon cycle. The plankton are threatened by climate change, global warming and acidification of the oceans.

Produced with generous financial support of Gemeente Leiden and Stichting Oog op de Natuur.

Jan van IJken is a filmmaker and photographer from the Netherlands, working at the interface of art and science.
His work is about the secrets of nature, microscopy, embryology and human-animal relationships.