Image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center
Music: The XX - Intro
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Imagine the future as a movie, consider this a trailer to that movie.
The future excites me so much, that is why I made this. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit.
Help inspire others by sharing this video and tagging any interesting content on twitter with #TheFutureIsOurs
Text from the Launchgram Manifesto: launchgram.com/manifesto
Music by Michael Marantz: soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/the-future-is-ours
Thank you so much to the amazing vimeo community who supported this piece and allowed me to use their footage.
Special footage credits:
CREDITS FOR FOUND FOOTAGE AND SPEECHES (in order of apperance)
“Abundance is our Future” TED talk by Peter Diamandis ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html
“Hawaii’s Clouds” by Michael Marantz - vimeo.com/40250952
“Slow it Down” by Sacha Powell - vimeo.com/35668241
President Ronald Reagan - Address on the Challenger Disaster - youtube.com/watch?v=gEjXjfxoNXM
“Earth” by Michael König - vimeo.com/32001208
“Solar Roadways” - vimeo.com/40095422
“Solar Powered EV Parking” - vimeo.com/17408340
Planetory Resources Video - youtube.com/watch?v=7fYYPN0BdBw
Neil DeGrasse Tyson address Congress - youtube.com/watch?v=Xhc25v0DpJc
“Holi” by Variable - vimeo.com/40123818
Jason Silva at the Economist Ideas Conference 2012 - vimeo.com/40464684
Honda “Asimo” - youtube.com/watch?v=LuymCZL5aWM
“Look at Me” by Patrick Lawler - vimeo.com/8455331
“462 in the Speed Demon” - youtube.com/watch?v=Le6aCV_CRvQ
2005 Stanford Commencement Address by Steve Jobs - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
“Experience Human Flight” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/22428395
“Experience Zero Gravity” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/29017795
“Lost in Tokyo” by Mark Bramley - vimeo.com/34447797
“29 year old hearing for the first time” - youtube.com/watch?v=LsOo3jzkhYA
“Building something Big in Lousville” by GE - youtube.com/watch?v=BGljVE27vzU
Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation - youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y
Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions about the universe - youtube.com/watch?v=xjBIsp8mS-c
Self Driving Car Test by Google - youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE
Apollo Saturn V Launch by Spacecraft Films - vimeo.com/4366695
Space X Launch of Falcon 9 - youtube.com/watch?v=4vkqBfv8OMM
Dragon Capsule with ISS - youtube.com/watch?v=ccNJDwJNngQ
“Dublin’s People” by Phillip Bloom - vimeo.com/6475938
Permission to use footage received when possible.
I was not paid to create this video, I did this out of my passion to create and inspire. If your footage was used in this film and you were not contacted, please reach out to me with any concerns or extra credit requests.# vimeo.com/44658040 Uploaded 892K Plays 5,831 Likes 134 Comments
Featuring an array of scenes from the North American landscape, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is a short film that encourages the viewer to shed previous conceptions and ideas about the world, and to return to a place of wonderment and awe.
Shot on location in the High Sierra Nevada, Canadian Rockies and Southern Appalachians.
Some insight from the writer, Meghan J. Ward:
Cinematography & Direction by Doug Urquhart (upthink.tv)
Original Words by Meghan J. Ward (meghanjoyward.com)
Original Music by Michael Wynne (michaelwynne.net)
Additional Musical Collaboration with Matthew Smith
Audio Post Production Services provided by MWPro.net
Narrated by Brian Bremer (imdb.com/name/nm0107068/)
Original text inspired by the writer's daughter, Mistaya Joy, and Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose".
Special thanks to:
Karen Urquhart , Guy Thorsby , Erik Huber, Paul Zizka, Doris Doster & the USFS - Nantahala Ranger District , The McClure Family, The Urquhart Family, Wendall Beason, Maggie Caldwell, Mike Posehn, Brian @ emotimo.com, Chris Pritchard, Yosemite Steve, Oscar and Julie @ aperturent.com, Jay & Chris @ dynamicperception.com, Fred Beal, Andy Hendrix
Shot with Canon 5D3 (Magic Lantern Raw video module), 6D, 7D, T3i (solar-powered camera) and Rebel 400D (solar-powered camera). Samyang Cine Primes (14mm, 24mm, 85mm), Canon 14mm, 17-55 EF-S and 10-22 EF-S, Timelapsecontroller.com
For footage licensing inquires: upthink.tv/contact/
If you enjoy this short film, you might also like our previous award-winning release, Mountains in Motion
00:10 - Small pond nestled below a cliff on the southern edge of Minaret Lake. High Sierra, CA + 00:21 - Sunset view from the summit of Mt Craig in Pisgah National Forest. Black Mtns. North Carolina. + 00:30 - Lassen Volcano reflected in Lake Helen. Lassen NP, CA + 00:34 - Multi-directional clouds soar while crepuscular rays radiate above a morning inversion blanketing the town of Franklin, NC. Shot from the Albert Mtn Fire Tower, located directly on the AT. Nantahala National Forest. + 00:39 - Sunset at Minaret Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness + 00:43 - Our home galaxy illuminates a devastated area (wind damage) along the John Muir trail. CA + 00:55 - Sunrise at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 01:03 - Big Sur coast. CA + 01:07 - Evening light on McWay Falls. Big Sur, CA + 01:11 - McArthur-Burney Falls, road to Shasta, CA + 01:15 - Winter at Mistaya Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 01:19 - Full moon above Nantahala National Forest. Albert Mtn Summit + 01:23 - The Milky Way shines over the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA + 01:32 - White Oak tree atop Lookout Mountain, GA. Summer to Winter + 01:37 - White Oak, Lookout Mountain, GA. Winter. + 01:43 - Apple orchard, winter, Franklin, NC + 01:50 - Yamnuska Mtn, Winter, Front range, Canadian Rockies + 01:55 - Morning light on the Minarets. Minaret Lake, High Sierras, CA + 02:00 - Morning light on the redwoods of Pfeiffer State Park. Big Sur, CA + 02:06 - Australian tree fern + 02:07 - Winter moonlight above Bow Lake. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 02:10 - Autumn colors at Sweetwater Creek State park. Atlanta, Georgia + 02:14 - Albert Mountain Summit - Summer to winter, fall foliage change. Nantahala National Forest + 02:23 -+ Full moon and fall colors at Lake Nantahala. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:27 - Nantahala River, NC + 02:32 - Sunset with Crepuscular rays illuminating the Appalachian Trail. Cheoah Bald Summit. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:39 - Afternoon at Cecile Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:43 - The Galactic core illuminates the outlet stream / pond at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:46 - Evening light at Pfeiffer beach. Big Sur, CA + 02:51 - Sunset above the Pacific. Coastal Ridge - Santa Lucia Mountains, Big Sur, CA + 02:55 - Our home galaxy blazes above the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA
"Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much. Language consists of five basic sounds produced by the vocal cords. They are the vowels a, e, i, o, u. The other sounds are consonants produced by air pressure: s, f, g, and so forth. Do you believe some combination of such basic sounds could ever explain who you are, or the ultimate purpose of the universe, or even what a tree or stone is in its depth?" - Eckhart Tolle# vimeo.com/72523738 Uploaded 386K Plays 5,074 Likes 140 Comments
Inhale the fresh air, smell the refreshing scent of the green pine forests glowing above black volcano sands, no sound but the wind in the trees. A deep blue sky matches with the blue atlantic ocean far below. Epic volcanic trails lead trough an unique archaic landscape. Feel the elements. Be yourself, at the “Island in the Sky”.
This short film, a homage to the beautiful Island of La Palma - "Europe's Hawaii" - was like a never ending project for me. More than one and a half years of work.... photographing, processing, re-processing, selecting and de-selecting footage, some weeks filming…
I had certain pictures in mind - the scenes, locations, and moods. Every interesting place I had spotted during many stays on the Island while Hiking or guiding Bike Groups was considered.
As often as possible I returned to Palma to let the film get reality (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/15/new-astro-timelapse-video-the-island-showcases-astronomy-haven/), but more than once got thrown back - bad weather, equipment malfunction or whatever.
I hiked up Volcanoes, stayed awake all night on stormy ridges, slept like a dead on the beach next morning. Pre-processed nights footage at the Apartment later, to validate what scenes worked, or needed to be repeated. Hurried back up the mountains before sunset for new setups. Finally got some rest and watched the clouds and stars move. Feeling small in the universe. And tired and dizzy, as well.
Night-Timelapse filming is an art, a struggle to live from, tough on your biorhythm – and needs a lot of passion, love and dedication. Passion for the work, love for nature and wilderness, being alone in the night. Back at the office in the timelapse studio it needs dedication and endurance in front of my workstations working trough the image data.
Which is the toughest part for me - I am not the office guy. I hate sitting in front of a Computer screen too much. And that is what you do with Timelapse. Way too much. After cleaning up the project, 906.65 GB and 83846 RAW images and movie-sequences remained for processing. And there is no automatism, each software at the workflow needs to be fed with each sequence separately, to deliver results...
On some key scenes of this film I have even worked over several months, trying different variations on color-reprocessing, iterating them many times. I am still not sure if they are good now. You judge.
Thanks to all who support me, especially my family. Thanks to Babak Tafreshi of Twanight.org for providing the legendary GRANTECAN Intro and MAGIC-from-the-side Footage (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGIC_(telescope). Props to the Folks at IAC.es and Visitlapalma.es! Horay to the team at TWANight.org for tips and feedback! Awesome to Nikon NPS!
Jesse Hozeny has provided an awesome soundtrack with "Miles High"! This ended a long search!
Equipment: Nikon D4, D700, D7000, D3s, AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 50/1.8, AF 16/2.8 and AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye. Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly and MX2 Merlin Interface, Vixen Polarie: vixen.co.jp/en/lp/polarie_movie.html
Processing: Nikon View NX, Adobe Lightroom LR4, LRTimelapse, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro X.
Introduced on Slate, Wired, NG aaaand Dr. Brian May of QUEEN (awesome!!):
Now dive in, put your earphones on and relax...
That Guy with the Tent
Fine Art Prints of "Island in the Sky - christophmalin.zenfolio.com/p710558537# vimeo.com/53845425 Uploaded