1. Timelapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The summit is at an altitude of nearly 14,000 ft and is the premiere site for astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere. As an astronomy graduate student at the University of Hawaii, I've enjoyed excellent access to the facility. Some of my favorite still images of Mauna Kea can be found at sgphotos.com/photostories/maunakea.

    More information (i.e. "What's up with the lasers?" "What gear did you use?") can be viewed at sgphotos.com/portfolio/timelapse/makingmaunakeaheavens/.

    More of my timelapse work can be found here and at sgphotos.com/portfolio/timelapse. Please notify me prior to featuring my work.

    Music: "All is Violent, All is Bright" by God is an Astronaut.

    Standard disclaimer: Mauna Kea contains delicate ecosystems and is sacred to the Hawaiian people. If you go there, please be sensitive to the cultural role of the mountain and obey the rules contained at ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/visiting-mauna-kea. Permits are required for large groups or commercial filming, and more information can be found at the link. And above all, please be safe—accidents are much more likely when you combine high altitude, sleep deprivation, cold, snow/ice, and darkness!

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  2. Italy marks stop #3 of Marmot's Lead Now Tour (leadnowtour.org/), a global tour to inspire people through rock climbing and raise $10,000 a month for twelve different non-profit organizations.

    While in Italy, professional rock climber Paige Claassen raises awareness and money for Save the Children by making the second ascent of Art Attack, an 8c/5.14b slab in the Alps. Learn about the diversity of granite climbing in Italy, the projecting process, and Save the Children's work around the world in Episode #3 - Italy.

    To support Lead Now's $10,000 fundraising goal for Save the Children, visit crowdrise.com/Leadnowtouritaly.
    In partnership with Marmot (marmot.com/), Fitness Magazine (fitnessmagazine.com/health/superstars/lead-now-tour/), and Men's Health (menshealth.com/).

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    Music - soundcloud.com/milyoo

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  3. This clip from SAMSARA showing food production and consumption has been getting a lot of attention! Music by Lisa Gerrard and Marcello de Francisci. For full credits and more information on SAMSARA please visit barakasamsara.com.

    We'd love for you to watch the whole film: SAMSARA is available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as On Demand from Amazon, ITunes and Netflix and just recently made #1 on Cinefix's top 10 list of the most beautiful movies of all time (youtube.com/watch?v=kj73aDoeFdk).

    A note from SAMSARA producer Mark Magidson:
    "We are happy this clip has struck a chord with so many people, and we hope that the interest in this clip will lead viewers to see SAMSARA in its entirety. This clip represents only 6 minutes from a 100 minute long film, which was photographed in 25 countries and explores many other diverse aspects of the human experience. We would love for viewers to experience SAMSARA as a whole."

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  4. A heartwarming dramady about love, life and prison dating websites... Lovestruck Randy is thrilled when his prison pen pal Crystal is finally released and they can meet in person, but is woefully unprepared for the hard truths (among other things) she brings along with her to their date. A film by Ben Aston, written by Maria Hummer and Ben Aston. Made as a term 5 exercise for the London Film School. Filmed in London, UK.

    For more, including behind-the-scenes stuff, follow the film-
    facebook.com/dinnerandamovieshortfilm
    dinnerandamovieshortfilm.com
    benastondirector.com

    Official selection for-
    Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013
    Palm Springs International Shortsfest 2013
    Rhode Island International Film Festival 2013
    London Short Film Festival 2013
    Bel-Air Film Festival 2013
    Calgary Film Festival 2013
    Colchester Film Festival 2013
    Monstronale Fest 2013
    UNI Shorts - International Student Film Festival 2013
    Screentest 2013

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  5. In one of the boldest Himalayan climbs in history, Mountain Hardwear athlete Ueli Steck completed the first solo ascent of Annapurna's South Face in a record 28 hours.

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