Before I knew what I wanted to do with my life, I had a particularly profound dream one night and a desire to recreate it so I could experience it again and share it with others. Based on that dream, this video tells the story of an awakening brought about by a voyage through the cosmos.
Since dreams are largely symbolic, here's the full storyline:
At the start, we are introduced to the location of a nearby star system and it's relationship to the planet Earth. We then meet extra-terrestrial beings who welcome us on a journey of awakening. We travel through the Cosmos, finally reaching Earth, where we see humanity's destruction, deforestation, overpopulation, pollution, and industrialization. Our last view of Earth is of a vast parking lot filled with cars (a reference to "they paved paradise to put up a parking lot"). We then zoom out, but as we do, we see it all disappearing. As we zoom out to view the Earth in it's entirety, it quickly spins backwards, symbolically rewinding, as starships take off.
At this point, after seeing humanity's negative impact on the planet, we experience a form of enlightenment and awakening, initiated by our contact with the alien beings. Following this awakening, we journey back to Earth. But now we see things differently, we see some of Earth's other inhabitants, its astonishing beauty and diversity, and humans living with this in mind by using wind and solar energy to power our civilization in a more sustainable manner. The video ends with a message of love, before we take off for the stars once more...
Featuring the song "My Culture" by 1 Giant Leap. If you like it, you can download it here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-culture/id2581560?i=2581416
High-definition footage comes copyright-free from NASA, the non-profit film Home, and various movie trailers.
Edited in iMovie.
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