Inspiring Change on a Warming Planet

  1. Ladakh, the cold desert in the high Himalayas is a place of subtle ecological balance and it is at the forefront of climate change impacts. This film highlights some of the issues faced by the region and some of the efforts made towards climate change adaptation.

    Film produced in collaboration with SEEDS India

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  2. "Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives. These animals are actually very mobile creatures. However their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen.

    Make sure you watch the video on a large screen. This clip is displayed in Full HD, yet the source footage (or the whole clip), is available in UltraHD 4k resolution for media productions.

    The answer to a common question: yes, colors are "real" and not exaggerated by digital enhancement. We have only applied basic white balance correction. However, we used specialized lights to mimic the underwater ambient spectrum. When photographers use white light (artificial spectrum) on corals, they simply miss the vast majority of colours. Corals have spectrum-sensitive colouration due to fluorescent pigments.

    The duration of sequences varied from 20 minutes to 6+ hours.

    === Technical details ===

    To make this little clip we took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, we used focus stacking and deconvolution algorithms. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots.

    Just the intro and the last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking + deconvolution in some scenes). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and we spent almost 9 long months to get it right.

    - Multiple Canon DLSRs (1 camera died)
    - Lenses: Canon MP-E 65 mm lens, and a custom photomacrography rig (custom lenses are better for this type of task)
    - Lights: adjustable custom-spectrum lamps (3 different models) - they were needed to recreate natural underwater illumination.
    - several motorized stages, including StackShot for focus stacking. StackShot, is sadly not 100% reliable for long-term time lapses.
    - multiple computers to process thousands of 22+ Mpx raw images and perform focus stacking (an old laptop died on that mission after 3 weeks of continuous processing).

    Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.

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    With Hannah Fraser

    Directed by Eric Alan Donaldson

    Philippe Cousteau Jr.
    Louie Psihoyos
    Stephen Hillenburg
    Andy Fraser
    Alex Padilla
    Shawn Heinrichs
    Kristian Schmidt
    Kimberly Muller
    Michael Muller
    Tre' Packard
    Keller Laros
    David Benz
    More to be announced...

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  4. On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the United Nations Department of Public Information presented a spectacular 30-story architectural projection in partnership with the Oceanic Preservation Society, Obscura Digital, and Insurgent Media. The General Assembly and Secretariat buildings were lit up with massive projections as part of a revolutionary call for action on global climate change.

    The event took place in connection with the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. “Now is the time to take decisive action on climate change. Protecting our planet is the responsibility of each and every one of us. We must make our voices heard. These exceptional projections shown at the United Nations will help draw attention to the need to make climate action a reality in every community and every society,” said UN Secretary-General General Ban Ki-moon.

    #Climate2014 #ProjectingChange #60Solutions

    The visual showcase was made possible with the support of and the Lehrer Family Foundation and produced in conjunction with Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea, Vulcan Productions, and Millennium ART. illUmiNations was a collaborative effort between Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award-winning producer Fisher Stevens, and Obscura Digital. The musical score for the video was composed by Academy Award-nominated composer J. Ralph.

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    United Nations Department of Public Information
    Oceanic Preservation Society
    Obscura Digital
    Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea
    Vulcan Productions
    Millennium ART
    Trailer Park
    Picture Motion
    Obscured Pictures

    Dieter Paulmann
    The Lerer Family Foundation
    William von Mueffling
    Dan Nelson
    The Gerbode Foundation
    Sarah Shaw
    San Francisco Foundation Shaw Family Fund
    The Moore Charitable Foundation
    The Opel Family
    Richard Schaden
    The Baum Foundation
    Trevor Bacon
    Jill and Carter Wheeler
    Paulette & John Kempfer
    David and Diana Toole
    W Wilder Knight III
    Primland (60 Solutions)
    OPS Kickstarter Backers

    Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    James Balog
    William Coupon
    David Doubilet
    Earth Vision Trust
    GoodPlanet Foundation
    Jerry Greenberg
    Michael Greenberg
    Howard and Michelle Hall
    David Hannan/Ocean Ark Alliance
    Shawn Heinrichs
    International Center of Photography
    Frans Lanting
    Steve McCurry
    Plankton Chronicles
    Sebastião Salgado, Genesis
    Joel Sartore
    Louis Schwartzberg
    Daniel Stoupin

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    Ron Robinson - Art Director
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Inspiring Change on a Warming Planet

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A collection of videos that compel people to join the Green Revolution so critically needed on our planet right now to stop further climate disruption. Please feel free to add videos that meet these requirements:
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A collection of videos that compel people to join the Green Revolution so critically needed on our planet right now to stop further climate disruption. Please feel free to add videos that meet these requirements:
-come from a consciousness of the reality of anthropogenic climate change
-high creative value --no simple talking heads please
-keep the preaching to a minimum --it's better to entertain, or rather edjutain!
-cynicism and pessimism are not our friends (Since we have no Planet B, share the love. Of course, I realize that many of the climate science predictions are dire and that there is already a great deal of suffering occurring due to climate disruption around the globe, but we need to build the will-power and optimism that humanity can meet this challenge or we're all screwed.)

Thank you for helping me build this channel and inspiring change on our precious but warming planet!

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