The film is very difficult to follow for a human audience. Some sequences are thought to represent the perspective of an insect hive, rather than an individual insect. Much of the film also respresents idealized versions of things, which, since we have no idea what ideals insects possess, are completely abstract and mysterious to the human viewer.
Dave Fischer is a filmmaker from Providence RI. He works algorithmically, editing video via mathematical equations, using software he writes in C, on old computers he rescues from scrap yards. On Copper Wings was primarily shot with a still camera and microscope lenses. More info at cca.org