Astronomical

  1. STS-124 comes to a close with the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery on June 14th, 2008 at 11:15am EDT.

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  2. A video for Part I of my music composition - Harakiri.

    This part is entitled Industry

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  3. Brilliant Noise by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt

    Avaliable on DVD! with 12 alternate soundtracks semiconductorfilms.com/WorldsInFluxDVD.html

    Brilliant Noise takes us into the data vaults of solar astronomy. After sifting through hundreds of thousands of computer files, made accessible via open access archives, Semiconductor have brought together some of the sun's finest unseen moments. These images have been kept in their most raw form, revealing the energetic particles and solar wind as a rain of white noise. This grainy black and white quality is routinely cleaned up by NASA, hiding the processes and mechanics in action behind the capturing procedure. Most of the imagery has been collected as single snapshots containing additional information, by satellites orbiting the Earth. They are then reorganised into their spectral groups to create time-lapse sequences. The soundtrack highlights the hidden forces at play upon the solar surface, by directly translating areas of intensity within the image brightness into layers of audio manipulation and radio frequencies.
    Lots more info here:
    semiconductorfilms.com/root/Brilliant_Noise/BNoise.htm
    ...this version suffers a bit from the internet compression. The original version is much better.

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  4. This really short test file was made from a 6200x6200 pixel jpg file I downloaded from the Hubble telescope site.

    hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/18

    I applied a simple pan/zoom effect in MM2.1 using my new tool... and then added one of Pixelan's light trail effects.

    I'm trying to accent the fact that the zooming doesn't need to be linear from the starting to ending position, as in Photo Story... adding immensely to artistic possibilities. The table scene in Hearst Castle was also not linear, but nobody noticed or commented.

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  5. Wired magazine this month had some pointers to telescopes with websites where you can tell them what to point at and snap your personal space picture.

    I didn't do that... instead I downloaded some of the existing pix and made this story using Photo Story 3. For the opening animation I used RendersoftVRLM to make a set of 50 images to lead into the main pictures. It's kind of slow going... maybe I'll edit it some more, but maybe not.

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