1. SMASH TV presents MEMOREX

    STARRING RONALD McDONALD

    Memorex is the advertising industry's collective wet dream. The sequel to Smash TV's critically acclaimed "Skinemax", Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter.

    Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It's a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low - into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.

    Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time.

    The audio provides a perfect accompaniment to the warped and weirdly nostalgic footage, like finding your favorite cassette from childhood after it’s been baking in the sun for 25 years. An authentic audio/visual package, Memorex was designed to look and feel like the real deal. The ultimate VHS tape.

    Is it a lost cultural relic, melted to the dash of an '83 Nissan Sentra?

    Is it a sinister government experiment, designed to brainwash children into becoming consumer slaves?

    Is it the pinnacle of blipverts, sent back in time from 20 minutes into the future?

    Is it the holy grail of unlabeled VHS tapes, tucked away in the back room of an abandoned Blockbuster?

    Is it live, or is it Memorex?

    We didn't create your childhood, we just organized it for you. How to brainwash an entire generation.
    OBEY. CONSUME. THIS IS YOUR GOD.

    This video is protected under fair use copyright law. It is presented for the purposes of entertainment, education, and criticism/commentary only. No infringement is intended.

    Tracklist:

    Memorex Intro
    VHS Head - Ident
    Boxcutter - TV Troubles
    Cuticle - Towel
    Leyland Kirby - Neon Lit Atoms
    Peaking Lights - Synthy
    Hype Williams - Mitsubishi
    Boards Of Canada - On A Rolling Sea
    LA Vampires Featuring Matrix Metals - So Unreal
    Rene Hell - Bordes Of Heaven
    Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Smash TV Rewind)
    VHS Head - Seen Enough
    Outer Limits Recordings - Julie
    Boards Of Canada - Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)
    Ford & Lopatin - Rock Center Paranoia
    Hype Williams - Businessline
    LA Vampires Goes Ital - Tons Of Love
    Boards Of Canada - Iraq Says / Nine-Rubber Wisdom
    Niggas With Guitars - Milky White
    Loverboy - When It's Over (Brian E Remix / Smash TV Rewind)
    Thompson Twins - If You Were Here (Smash TV Rewind)
    Memorex Outro

    Download the higher quality MP3 here:
    percussionlab.com/sets/smash_tv/memorex_video_mix

    Please support the original artists.

    Also, please check out the following two Youtube channels, where much of this footage was sourced from.
    You have our endless thanks for archiving our childhood.

    80s Commercial Vault
    youtube.com/user/80sCommercialVault

    Vintage Computer Graphics
    youtube.com/user/VintageCG

    Tons of additional DJ Mixes here:
    mixcloud.com/sparklemotion/

    Blog: supersmashtv.tumblr.com/
    Twitter: @supersmashtv

    After these messages, we'll be right back...

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  2. This is a NEW, 25 Minute Version of "The Image Frontier - Making the Invisible Visible", with previously unseen footage and lots of new scenes! (for the Version with German Subtitle go here: vimeo.com/79065488)

    A tribute to the International Space Station Program as well as Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer, "Making the Invisible Visible" explores and celebrates the Art and challenges of Astrophotography orbiting earth Day and Night on board of the International Space Station.

    Don Pettit's innovative photographic work, and his passion for low light photography, has definitely changed the way we see earth from space. Accompanied with great background info on the challenges, techniques and motives of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Don's famous "Luminance" speech, previously unseen footage by Astronaut weaves a compilation of 4 special ISS timelapses ("intro", "startrails", "fisheye" and "aurorae") into a captivating visual experience.

    Welcome aboard the ISS - enjoy stunning photography, videos and timelapses from the Space Station!

    "Making the Invisible Visible" was screened, and received a "honorable mention" at the 6th annual "Imagine Science" Festival in NYC (Oct. 2013, imaginesciencefilms.org/festival/2013-film-awards/).

    Making-of the Video: christophmalin.com/wp01/2013/03/11/the-earth-from-above-my-new-iss-shortfilm-doc/
    Some great intros and thoughts on the original film: slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/11/time_lapse_video_incredible_video_of_earth_seen_from_the_space_station.html
    huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/making-the-invisible-visible-video-don-pettit-iss_n_2855892.html?utm_hp_ref=science
    seattlepi.com/mount-rainier/article/video-all-those-nasa-photos-of-earth-in-one-4344941.php

    Great interview with Don Pettit here:
    universetoday.com/96261/don-pettit-astronaut-mr-science-space-gardner-and-astrophotographer-extraordinaire/

    Production notes:
    ISS footage render and Don Pettit Luminance Lecture excerpt edit: by Christoph Malin
    christophmalin.com twanight.org/cmalin

    Dr. Don Pettit lecture excerpts courtesy PhotoShelter Luminance Conference 2012
    photoshelter.com/luminance

    ISS Stackings taken from my former Shortfilm "ISS TRONized" - vimeo.com/51499009

    Special thanks to Dr. Don Pettit!

    Great Music - great Artists:
    "Old Red Shoe" - Baobab
    "Sleepy Hollow Cemetry" - Acoustic Version - Baobab
    Baobab - Phil Torres - baobabmusic.bandcamp.com
    "Stars" - Rx by Eero Joenrinne / Lucas soundoflucas.com
    Intro - "Reaching" - Jesse Hozeny
    Outro - "Eileen" - Lee_Rosevere

    Image courtesy of the image science & analysis lab / nasa johnson space center
    "the gateway to astronaut photography of earth"
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

    Shutter Noise: Nikon D4 ;) - oh, and please Nikon, how about a new version of the 2.8/8 mm Fisheye? It's time!

    About 15000 Frames of 80000 processed with
    LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com)
    Adobe Lightroom 5
    Adobe Photoshop CC
    Adobe After Effects CC
    Cut & edited with
    Apple Final Cut Pro X

    Entirely rendered and produced on a Macbook Pro and iMac!

    Finally, please also be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (plightwithlight.org) one can see in many of these scenes! Support IDA (darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste!

    Visit our team at the UNESCO IYA 2009 Project TWAN (twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky!

    Always believe in your dreams and make it possible!

    All the best,
    Christoph Malin
    Christophmalin.com

    P.S.: Check some of my other short films:

    "Astronomer's Paradise", vimeo.com/36972668
    "Island in the Sky", vimeo.com/53845425/
    "Urban - Mountain - Sky", vimeo.com/40969904

    facebook.com/christoph.malin
    twitter.com/#!/christophmalin
    twanight.org/cmalin
    christophmalin.zenfolio.com

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  3. Directors - Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland
    Writer - Louis Sutherland
    Producer - Wendy Cuthbert

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  4. The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . All action takes place around NASA's Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers' produced by fleeting electrons . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?

    More info here semiconductorfilms.com/root/Magnetic_Movie/Magnetic.htm

    An Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England.

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  5. This video highlights the power of the involve audio format in separating surround sound information accurately from a stereo signal.

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