1. My Video shop: http://matthiasm.de/shop

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/MatthiasM.de
    +1: http://goo.gl/ZUHpb

    Tools:

    3ds max
    - Krakatoa + Frost
    - particle flow + box#3
    - FumeFX
    - BerconMaps, FREE plugin: (http://ylilammi.com/BerconMaps.shtml)
    - BetterWind, FREE plugin: (http://rpmanager.com/plugins/BetterWind.htm)

    a little insight, some flows, setups and procedural maps of the last scene:
    http://matthiasm.de/images/last_scene_tswli.jpg

    Music: Rameses B - Memoirs (Cinematic Version)
    http://youtube.com/RamesesB

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  2. Video credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon, T. Borders, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz 3D team, STScI)

    hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2011/38/video/a/

    "This movie presents a visualization of the star-forming region known as S106. This unique three-dimensional view illustrates and emphasizes that many of the objects contained within astronomical images are not at the same distance, but, in fact, spread across light-years of space. The Hubble image is augmented with additional field-of-view from the Subaru Infrared Telescope. The stars and the lobes of glowing gas from the Hubble/Subaru two-dimensional image have been separated and sculpted using both scientific knowledge and artistic license to create the depth in the movie. Of note, the relative distances between stars and the nebula have been greatly compressed."
    -NASA

    "This devastatingly beautiful image shows the birth pangs of a massive star. Called IRS 4 (for Infrared Source 4; it was first seen in IR images), it’s the really bright star just below center where the two blue lobes come together. It’s a bruiser, an O-type star with at least 15 times the Sun’s mass — 30 octillion tons! — and is a staggering 10,000 times as bright. It’s still in the process of forming, but it’s nearly there.

    Located about 2000 light years away, IRS 4 is surrounded by an enormous cloud of gas and dust that may have a mass as high as 25,000 times the mass of the Sun. When the star first ignited, fusing hydrogen into helium in its core, the vast amount of energy it started pouring out lit up the cloud in the immediate vicinity around it. Most of the cloud is still dark and cannot be seen here, but everything within a few light years of the star is being illuminated, if not ionized, by the fierce ultraviolet light from the star."
    - Phil Plait

    blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/12/15/epic-tantrum-thrown-by-30-octillion-ton-baby/

    Music: “Funeral Canticle”
    Written by John Tavener and Mother Thekla
    Performed by George Mosley, Paul Goodwin
    and the Academy of Ancient Music

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  3. Timelapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station. Images edited using Adobe Lightroom with some cropping to make the stars the focal point of each shot, and with manipulation of the contrast to bring out the stars a bit more.

    The video plays best if you let it load a bit first.

    Music: "Truck out There" by London PM.
    Buy the Track here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/truck-out-there-single/id513091776

    Editing by Alex Rivest

    First sequence star-trails processed using StarStaX:
    markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html

    Timelapses and images courtesy: The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. The Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. One of NASA's best outreach programs, in my opinion.
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/

    A very big thanks to NASA astronaut Don Pettit (@astro_Pettit) for taking most of these images.

    Dedicated to those who dream of exploring the solar system, and those who are sharing their experiences while doing it.

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  4. “What is not seen must be considered as valid as what is seen, whether it is gravity or the miracles of transubstantiation.”

    We are inclined to live in our own little bubble and forget the vastness of existing reality which our eyes cannot directly see. One “knows” a world not only in the sense of recognizing it, but also in the act of shaping and “realizing” it.

    We are all navigating on our private atlases. The path is not a given, but is made in the treading of it–we move by our beliefs, curiosity, and association. We keep arranging imaginary rhumbs on an ever growing map in a way we associate with successful navigation. If we pause to ponder about it, we realize that our map shows all the things we still do not know.

    We are lost, disoriented, we are at sea.
    ___
    In partnership with The Foundry.
    For the Pause 2016.

    Credits:

    Direction, Design, FX– Naoko Hara
    Sound Design– John Blackford

    Special Thanks– Andrew Pulaski, Brendan Bellomo, Gerald Mark Soto

    Inspired by the words of– Roger Ames, Stephen S. Hall, Sun-Tzu, Tomas Saraceno

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  5. All scenes were filmed with a Canon 5D and a 100mm macro lens

    Title: Silk I Directed & Produced: Susi Sie I Music & Sound Design: David Kamp

    susisie.de
    facebook.com/page.sie/

    studiokamp.com

    # vimeo.com/67029921 Uploaded 47.6K Plays 38 Comments

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