The Aurora Borealis as seen from the International Space Station, 250 miles above the Earth.
Indiefest 2015 - Short Films - Winner - Award of Merit
Culver City Film Festival 2014 - Winner: Best Cinematography
Red Hook Film Festival 2014 - Official Selection

I created this time-lapse from over 6000 4256x2832 high-resolution images.
Images and astronaut audio files used in this film were provided courtesy of NASA at the following website:
Thanks NASA for making this possible!
I used Quicktime Pro to create the image sequences at full resolution and then rendered the final .mp4 file in Sony Vegas Pro 11, 1920x1080 24p.

I had seen several versions of the ISS time-lapse done by others on Vimeo which provided all the inspiration I needed to create this version with an Aurora Borealis theme. The point-of-view is from around the world. I put the image sequences together moving from the Pacific Ocean heading East across the United States and Canada, over the Atlantic and then over Europe and the Middle East.
Thanks to the many who provided tutorials and encouragement. In the process of looking for audio files I found an interesting site about sounds created by the Aurora Borealis interacting with the Earth's atmosphere. They can be heard by monitoring VLF radio signals near the Aurora Borealis
Recordings of these sounds can be heard in the beginning and end of the film.
Learn more about this natural phenomenon at:

Music: Time Stream by Steve Kornicki
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