The story of a cartoon character and his struggles to get by in the real world due to an ever-present rain cloud above his head.
A graduation film directed and animated by James Lancett and Sean Weston, with music by Thomas E. Brown.
- Adobe Design Achivment Awards 2011 finalist.
- CatoonBrew Student Awards shortlist.
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On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
• EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
• RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
• NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
• JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
• SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
• FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
• DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
• DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute
Producer: STEVE KENNEDY
Director: GUY REID
Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON
Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
Duration: 19 minutes
A trip through an electric desert, Dry Lights unfolds in an imagined environment of cacti and canyons, moving from hidden caves to lonely cliffs along pulsating rivers of light.
This experimental film lies somewhere between a site-specific installation and a performance, where choreographed lights meet organic landscapes. Like an imaginary city flickering in the dark, the lights beacon fragments of vague memories - faded moments, experiences, and topographies. A world in an erratic state of flux that seems to evade any grasp of clear control plays host to constantly alternating physical and mental landscapes. Moving without a destination in the dead hours of night, mesmerising, intermittent apparitions illuminate their surroundings, allowing personal narratives to breed.
Rising to the technical challenge of creating the foundation for this full 3D film almost entirely on my own, I partnered with composer Thomas Vaquié to set the stage for a singular universe to emerge.
Steve Stevens (Legendary Rock N Roll Superstar) and Gary Orona (International Award Winning Filmmaker and Photographer) present "Earth Whisper" a musical journey with magical landscape images. A captivating, hypnotic musical composition produced and performed by Steve Stevens with spirited time lapse and photographic works by Gary Orona.
Steve Stevens is a Grammy Award Winning (Top Gun Anthem) Rock N Roll guitar superstar and songwriter best known for his work with Billy Idol, Michael Jackson, Vince Neil, Juno Reactor and many others in music and television. He's also produced numerous solo masterpieces including Atomic Playboys and Flamenco A Go-Go. He starred along with his wife, reality TV Goddess Josie Stevens in Married to Rock.
Gary Orona is a film and TV producer, director as well as master photographer whose works have been exhibited worldwide on HBO/Cinemax, BSkyB Great Britain, Showtime Australia, USA Channel, Fox TV, and countless other broadcast venues. In 2002 his feature film "Trance" won Best Picture in the fantasy genre of both the New York International Independent Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival.