Hawaii's Leaf Miners

Micromoths of the Hawaiian Islands

short film + timelapse photography + presentation design

In Hawaii, Philodoria micromoths live inside the leaves of their host plants. Supported by National Geographic and the National Science Foundation, this film dives into their unique life history and follows an unlikely discovery that has big implications for conservation. This project had many highlights, including an Official Selection at the Hawaii International Film Festival, airing on 120 Hawaiian Airlines flight routes, and a feature story in the airline's award-winning, in-flight magazine.
Years
2017-2014
Roles
Story development
Timelapse photography
Video production
Documentary + studio photography
Presentation design

Press & Results

Aug 2018

Proceedings of the Royal Society B

July 2017

Hawaiian Airlines Magazine

May 2017

National Science Foundation 360 News

Nov 2016

University of Florida News

Nov 2016

National Geographic News

Next projects

Between Two Lichens

Discovery in the least expected space
research video

Saving Species Never Tasted So Good

Craft beers for conservation
promo video + social media

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CHRIS A. JOHNS