"The Astronomer" - This experimental documentary/mashup features excerpts from an interview with Professor Tom Burns of Ohio Wesleyan University and Director of Perkins Observatory. "The Astronomer" is part of a larger project, "All Things Shining" - the video album can be found here: vimeo.com/album/2194206

"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean...
Some part of our being knows this is where we came from.
We long to return… And we can.
Because the cosmos is also within us.
We're made of star stuff.
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."
- Carl Sagan

Screenings & Exhibitions
// Official Selection, Lunacon 2014, lunacon.org, New York Science Fiction Society
// Official Selection, 2013 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival thephilipkdickfilmfestival.com
// Non-competition Selection, 2013 ISFFA, International Science Film Festival of Athens (Athens, Greece) caid.gr/?page_id=549
// Official Selection, 2013 Film Festival of Columbus filmfestivalofcolumbus.com
// Opened for GRAVITY, Gateway Film Center, October 7th, 2013 + talkback with Prof. Tom Burns and Phil Garrett
// Curated Exhibition: "Ad Interim: Process Oriented Works From The School Of Design Arts At CCAD" September 19th through October, Shot Tower Gallery at Fort Hayes. fthayes.com/fthayes.com/Gallery.html
// Columbus Moving Image Art Review, Fall 2012 movingimageart.wordpress.com/cmiar-artists/

// Astronomical Society of East Texas (ASET) asetexas.com
// Candlelight Stories, the blog of photographer/filmmaker Alessandro Cima candlelightstories.com
// Magnolia’s Atlas malagolasatlas.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-astronomer-film-by-phil-garrett.html
// Sorekara 2.0 sorekara20.blogspot.com/2012/12/phil-garrett-astronomer.html
// Ain't It Cool's Saturday Shorts, February 16th, 2013: aintitcool.com/node/61020

Video Background
// Interview conducted at Perkins Observatory, Delaware, Ohio, Friday, 11 May 2012.
// Directed/edited by Phil Garrett, shot by Alan Weisenberger.
// Special Thanks to Prof. Tom Burns.
// Project creative inspirations include the works of Caral Sagan, Terrence Malick, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Harlan Ellison, Jason Silva, Eliot Rausch, my fellow MFAs, Ridley Scott, Biosphere, Damon Lindeloff/Carlton Cuse, and many others.

*This is a non-commercial mashup/teaser/experimental film incorporating or inspired by:
/ Keiji Iwai Photography keijiiwai.com vimeo.com/keijiiwai
/ Sander van den Berg vimeo.com/user5612068
/ Michael König vimeo.com/michaelkoenig
/ NASA jpl.nasa.gov
**Under Creative Commons:
/ The Luminous Landscape vimeo.com/lumland
/ TSO Photography vimeo.com/terjes
/ Music - Hans Zimmer's "Time" from the Inception Soundtrack. Buy it on iTunes!

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