Documentaries

  1. Buy the feature film PLANETARY: vimeo.com/ondemand/planetary
    For more info about PLANETARY and Planetary Collective visit weareplanetary.com.

    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.

    CAST
    • 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
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    CREW
    Producer: STEVE KENNEDY
    Director: GUY REID
    Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
    Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
    Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
    Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON
    ———-
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
    Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
    Duration: 19 minutes
    ———-

    Planetary Collective: planetarycollective.com/
    Overview Microsite: overviewthemovie.com/
    Human Suits (original score): humansuits.com/

    For more information:
    The Overview Institute: overviewinstitute.org/
    Fragile Oasis: fragileoasis.org/

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  2. American Juggalo is a look at the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse fans who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos.

    We went to The Gathering of the Juggalos and let the Juggalos speak their minds.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    @SeanVeryApe on twitter
    americanjuggalo.com
    veryapeproductions.com

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  3. For updates and more adventures follow me on twitter twitter.com/andrewwonder and check out my website andrewwonder.com

    This is a film I made after some adventures underground with Steve Duncan (undercity.org) last summer. We also have a teaser video which you can watch on my vimeo page (vimeo.com/5752275).

    For more information about the video and our other adventures please contact Andrew Wonder (Director/Cinematographer) at andrewwonder@mac.com.

    Steve and I just completed another underground expedition with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erling_Kagge). It was featured in a three page article on the front page of the NY Times metro section and was written by Alan Feuer (nytimes.com/2011/01/02/nyregion/02underground.html). We were also covered by NPR's Jacki Lyden whose report will be aired on 1/2/11 and posted on NPR's site (npr.org/2011/01/02/132482428/into-the-tunnels-exploring-the-underside-of-nyc).

    Shot on a canon 5d mkii with canon 24 f/1.4 (version 1) with the zacuto rapid fire, Zoom H4N and a sennheiser g2 wireless lav. The zacuto was really great at being there when I needed it but also staying out of the way.

    Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!

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  4. Fiction Product Test 001: Gallagher vs The Phantom Miro in High Speed

    High speed videos of things being smashed sure are cool. They get even cooler when you bring in the master smasher, Gallagher and his patented Sledge-O-Matic.

    Read the equipment review, see behind the scenes, and more at: fctn.tv/blog
    follow @FCTN_LIFE

    Music: Bijoux by Caribou

    Brace yourself for more equipment tests to come, Fiction-style.

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  5. Project: No Mas NYC founder and agency partner Chris Isenberg and artist James Blagden created a short animated film about the legendary no-hitter former Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis threw while he was high on LSD. The film went on to become a viral smash and won critical acclaim at festivals worldwide.
    Creative: In 2008, a year before the great Dock Ellis died at 63, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, recorded an interview in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Using their original radio documentary as the audio and inspiration, Isenberg commissioned an original animation from James Blagden whose incredible black and white illustrations, lo-fi animation and comic timing perfectly complemented Ellis’s masterful storytelling.
    Result: Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for two Webby Awards. It’s been watched over 3 million times on YouTube, and has played at film festivals in London, Jerusalem, Mexico City, Los Angeles, and many other cities around the globe. Isenberg and Blagden have continued contributed animation to Straight Outta L.A., a documentary about the Los Angeles Raiders directed by Ice Cube, as well as the title sequence, interior animations, and credits for the documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.

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