Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked in an interview with TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.
Special thanks to:
Reid Gower http://saganseries.com/
Michael Marantz vimeo.com/2822787
Carl Sagan http://www.hulu.com/cosmos
Neil deGrasse Tyson http://www.facebook.com/neiltyson
...for their inspiration.
Narration: TIME Magazine's "10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson"
Music: "To Build a Home" by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson
Video (in order of appearance):
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion)
Animal Planet: Safari
Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Waterfall)
Supernova to Crab Nebula
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system)
Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film "Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick
BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
"Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia" by Ayrton Orio (Model: Xharon Kendelker) vimeo.com/9505354
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (Brian Cox w/ telescope)
"Afghanistan - touch down in flight" by Augustin Pictures vimeo.com/31426899
"mongolia!" by wiissa vimeo.com/27876709
Excerpt from "Outside In", Copyright Stephen van Vuuren/SV2 Studios
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula)
Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film "The Dream is Alive"
"Earth -- Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over -- NASA, ISS" by Michael Konig
Excerpt from "The Island" - La Palma Time Lapse Video by Christoph Malin vimeo.com/27539860
Galaxy Map and Galaxy Formation by NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab
"Mars sunset" captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit (from BBC: Wonders of the Solar System)
Edited by Max Schlickenmeyer
Neil goes on to say "For me, that is the most profound revelation of 20th century astrophysics and I look forward to what the 21st century will bring us, given the frontiers that are now unfolding."
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Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions
28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October,
2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.
All credit goes to them.
Full HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible,
avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original
footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.
Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal janjelinek.com | faitiche.de
Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth eol.jsc.nasa.gov
1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night
Producing time-lapse video onboard the International Space Station while orbiting 250 miles above the Earth at 17,500 miles per hour helps people follow along on our missions, not as spectators, but as fellow crewmembers. -- Ron Garan, NASA Astronaut, Expedition 27 & 28
For the whole story: fragileoasis.org
Photography from the International Space Station:
Expedition 28 Crew
Editing in Space: Ron Garan
Editing on Earth: Chris Getteau, Todd Sampsel, Dylan Mathis
1:06 Europe to the Indian Ocean 1:35 United States of America 2:01 Aurora Australis over Madagascar 2:26 Central Africa to Russia 2:44 Europe to the Middle East 3:00 Hurricane Katia 3:10 New Zealand to the Pacific Ocean 3:38 Northwest U.S. to South America 4:10 Aurora over Australia 4:34 North America to South America 5:05 Mexico to the Great Lakes 5:16 Hurricane Irene 5:22 California to Hudson Bay 5:38 Tanzania to Southern Ocean 6:00 Central Africa to the Middle East 6:15 Chile to Brazil 6:25 Africa to the Mediterranean Sea 6:37 Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
With sincere thanks:
Written by Peter Gabriel
Performed by Peter Gabriel (feat: Melanie Gabriel)
(P) 2011 Peter Gabriel Ltd
Published by Real World Music Ltd.
Courtesy of petergabriel.com
“Down To Earth”
Performed by Peter Gabriel
Music by Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman / Lyrics by Peter Gabriel
Published by: Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI)/Pixar Music (BMI)
L.A. sessions Produced by Thomas Newman
Produced by Peter Gabriel
Recorded by Richard Chappell
Mixed by Tchad Blake
(P) 2008 Walt Disney Records/Pixar
Just a few words, since we've been flooded with questions, comments, e-mails, tweets etc.
First of all, thanks to everyone on such really overwhelmingly positive reactions!
The movie you're about to see is a preview of what we would like to do, in regards of representing Croatia as a destination in a different way.
No one commissioned us to do this, we put our own work, time, gear, money and ideas into it. Because of this we chose the locations, the editing and music as we saw fit.
Of course, what we ended up putting in this video is merely a fragment of what Croatia has to offer. As photographers who have traveled across our country from one end to another, we are well aware that there is so much more to be filmed. And we are more than happy to do it - after all, we're two guys who really love their job. It's simply that the pace at which we can finish this project will depend mostly on if we can get financial support, or we'll have to figure out some other way to pull this off.
Explaining timelapse technique to an average person, or a potential client can be very hard. Even most of our colleagues have no real sense of how demanding timelapses can be. So we decided to skip on the whining and tried to show what timelapse is really about and how visually attractive it can be.
Almost a full year of work went into this. Months and months of work and hundreds of thousands photographs for a few minutes of video. Sounds silly, but that's basically how it is. For example, we spent last 3 months literally sitting at our workstations editing and rendering frame after frame, shot after shot, location after location. Crazy people :)
So, if by the end of this year we end up with another 4 minutes of worthwhile material, we'll be more than happy to share!
Until then, lay back, relax and enjoy!
We've got a new timelapse teaser / showreel!
A short movie by:
Mario ROMULIC & Drazen STOJCIC
This video was entirely made out of PHOTOGRAPHS. There is not a single "live" video shot in it. The shots were filmed in Croatia, and cover various locations from island Hvar, city of Osijek, Visnjan observatory, Plitvice lakes, Cetina waterfalls, Baranja county, city of Rovinj, Kornati islands, Murter island etc.
Astropolis Star Party Jodlow 2010
A short film by Patryk Kizny
Astropolis Star Party is an annual event organized by astropolis.pl, the major amateur astronomy community in Poland. The stagazers from the entire Poland come together each year to admire and photograph the beauty of the sky above us and mystery of the space.
Thanks to Astropolis, we had a great pleasure to shoot a short film during this event.
• Production company: LookyCreative
• DOP & Post-production: Patryk Kizny
• Camera: Patryk Kizny & Agnieszka Gonczarek
• Selected shots: Mateusz Zdziebko, Jacek Dobrowolski & Robert Paluch
• Astrophotography: Krzysztof Gaudy & Patryk Kizny
"Midnight Theme" by CDK (CC) - ccmixter.org/files/cdk/14246
"Medieval Choir" by thefurnaceroom (RF) - http://bit.ly/a6BBDV
"Tribal Scores" by ChristopherJung (RF) - http://bit.ly/9S25KV
The film was shot using a DitoGear OmniSlider
More details at ditogear.com