The Bay Lights is an iconic light sculpture designed by internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal. The sculpture will be installed and illuminated over the course of the Bay Bridge's 75th Anniversary, which extends from late 2011 to 2012.
Created by Jeremy Vickery and Simon Christen in collaboration with Leo Villareal.
Music by Loscil. Track: Else. Label: Air Texture.
A behind the scenes adventure with photographer Jimmy Chin as he attempts to do justice to the cutting edge of climbing today in Yosemite for a National Geographic cover story.
a CAMP 4 COLLECTIVE production for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Directed: Renan Ozturk and Jimmy Chin
Produced by: Jimmy Chin
Edited by: Renan Ozturk
Cinematography by: Renan Ozturk, Mikey Schaefer, Tim Kemple and Jimmy Chin
Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Featured on the National Geographic News: newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/21/new-time-lapse-gives-rare-glimpse-at-atacamas-starry-nights/
Astronomer's Paradise is the first episode of Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer.
Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky. It is an amazing experience to be under an ideal night sky, a pure natural beauty unspoiled by urban lights. On Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights, neither direct lights or light domes. There are not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to similar dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara in Algeria to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama beat others is being dry and clear for so many nights per year. Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer in to tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes.
This footage is made during an imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (twanight.org/tafreshi) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (twanight.org). The inside observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (astrosurf.com/sguisard).
The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], write & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (ultimae.com).
A big thanks to everyone that helped make this film possible. And a special thanks to our talented composer for pulling through last minute! You can support our composer and purchase the track here: http://johanericssondegerlund.bandcamp.com/
C R E D I T S
ART DIRECTION // Ellen Su
ANIMATION // Kyle Moy
COMPOSER // Johan Ericsson Degerlund
SOUND DESIGNER // Brian Russo
MODELING // Ellen Su, Justin Coo, Dan Dickheiser, Hyun Song
TEXTURING // Ellen Su, Hyun Song
RIGGING // Kyle Moy, Tom Szenher
LIGHTING // Ellen Su
MATTE PAINTING // Ellen Su
COMPOSITING // Ellen Su, Tori Buenger, Diana Kim, Eunju Hyun
DYNAMICS // Diana Kim
MOTIONGRAPHICS // Ellen Su, Mike Villegas
THESIS ADVISORS // Joe Burrascano & Seth Gollub
SPECIAL THANKS // Mom & Dad, John McIntosh, Francisco Naranjo, Shayne Ryan, Colin Levy, JP Lavin, Eric Cunha, Montaque Ruffin, Brian Frey, Vraja Parra, Dan Solomon, Stephanie Lin, Michael Altman, Jeffrey Bryson, Eunju Hyun, Anne Yang, Jimmy Calhoun, The Bros, Faculty & Friends
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