I decided to study Physics in college because, since childhood I have been enchanted by the idea of perfection. However, while seeking a rational world, irrationality shadows every step of my journey. Is this a pursuit destined to end in a dilemma?
A film by Shixie (Xiangjun Shi)
Graduation Project at Rhode Island School of Design 2013
A Science Communication Project at Brown University Department of Physics
[Special Jury Prize] CinéGlobe 2014 Official Selection (Switzerland)
[Jury Award] NYC ACM SIGGRAPH MetroCAF 2013 (USA)
[2nd Place Student Award] ASIFA-East 2014 (USA)
[Jury Award for Best Short Film] Gold Coast International Film Festival (USA)
[Guest Feature] Cusp Conference 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] The Life Sciences Film Festival 2014 (Czech)
[Official Selection] 1st Ahvaz International Science Film Festival (Iran)
[Official Selection] 2015 Florida Film Festival (USA)
[Official Selection] 2014 Third Thursday RIIFF Encore (USA)
[Official Selection] 2014 İstanbul Animation Festival (Turkey)
[Official Selection] 2014 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA)
[Official Selection] 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2014 (France)
[Official Selection] International Science Film Festival Pariscience 2014 (France)
[Official Selection] 16th Très Court International Film Festival (France)
[Official Selection] Tricky Women 2014: Up & Coming Talents (Austria)
[Official Selection] Noida International Film Festival 2014 (India)
[Official Selection] Disposable Film Festival 2014 (USA)
[Official Selection] 20th World of Women’s Cinema: WOW Film Festival & Tour 2014 (Australia)
[Official Selection] 10th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2013 (USA)
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This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (http://bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
One day I got an email, an sms, a phone call, a Facebook message and two tweets all within about 5 seconds of one another. This video is a re-manifestation of my brain's interpretation of that event. #trustory
Direction + Editing + Music Creation = Chris
Cinematography = Pierce Cook
Shot on RED
All sounds sampled on ZoomH4N, then composed in Logic + Reason4
Edited in FCPX
Oh, and you can enjoy this as an iPhone ringtone if you'd like!
Version 1 - http://bit.ly/ziVYLC
Version 2 - http://bit.ly/yVb6CG
Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality... the system starts to fail.