I'm happy to announce that the short has been picked up by 20th Century Fox as a feature length film that I will be adapting & directing. Thanks again for all your support and look out for more content :)
A girl that can control everything, perpetrates her own rescue by taking control of her boyfriend.
This video is dedicated to all the hard working individuals that spent many months bringing this idea to life. Spanning three countries: Taiwan to UK to USA, here are just some of the many people involved:
Written & Directed by: Saman Kesh / 薩曼 凱許
Waltz Around Saturn with this video showing highlights from Cassini's exploration of the giant planet, its magnificent rings, and fascinating family of moons.
(WARNING: this video may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy)
The video is dedicated to the memory of Margherita Hack, astrophysicist and popular science writer (2013)
She made me love the stars
music Dmitri Shostakovich - Jazz Suite No.2: VI. Waltz 2 - Armonie Symphony Orchestra (thanks to Erica Alberti for suggestion)
image from Cassini–Huygens spacecraft mission to the Saturn system by NASA and European Space Agency
edit by Fabio Di Donato
This video shows a selection from more than 200.000 pictures taken by the Cassini Spacecraft around Saturn's Rings in a period between 2004 and 2012, published through the Planetary Data System between June 2005 and June 2013 - If you want to know more about the mission please visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
For an in-depth explanation of what you can see in this video here is a great article by Phil Plait:
And yes, at 2:10 you can watch the moon of Mimas where the large Herschel crater makes the moon look like the Death Star in the movie "Star Wars" by George Lucas
An interview by Ben Richmond on the making of Around Saturn:
RAW images were processed to PNG thanks to the Vicar-to-PNG procedure provided by Jessica McKellar and Adam Fletcher: vimeo.com/41634392
I used a 30 fps sequence, 1 picture x frame
Friday, July 19th 2013 @ 2:27 p.m. Earth was captured in a photo taken by NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn. This video partecipated to the #WaveAtSaturn and #DayEarthSmiled events
In March 2011, the first footage (vimeo.com/11386048) from my non-profit IMAX film In Saturn's Rings went viral, resulting in 3.8 million hits and 1.3 million plays & media coverage in over 250 countries.
Here is an improved, extended version of that footage with unlit side of rings, better color and other small tweaks added.
I'm creating the film on home-built computers running Adobe Photoshop & After Effects. Let me know if you'd like to help.
Created from over 30,000 real photographs taken by the Cassini spacecraft.
Master is 5.6k resolution (5600 x 4200 pixels) with all work done in 32-bit floating point color space to preserve
photographs from artifacts.
Not-for-profit animated IMAX film in production by a single filmmaker. Visit the site to make a tax-deductible contribution to support the film.
Much thanks to everyone who has supported and contributed to this. This is the beginning, just a taste of incredible things to come.
This is fly-through of this photograph - photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA11141 - only a little brightness and contrast has been made to balance the moons with saturn's body.The saturation is off due to lack of Flash Player ICM support.
This is still a work-in-progress and it's an art film, not a science film, but as new image data comes down I will tweak this shot for improved accuracy.