Every frame in this video is a photograph taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
I created this timelapse on a long weekend after discovering the image library online. I used Photoshop and Sony Vegas to edit and compile the footage.
The music is a track from one of my favorite sci-fi movies, Sunshine. I thought the music and imagery would fit well together.
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NO KEYFRAMES. All the text is generated from a realtime system. It went something like this: HD webcam filming text on the laptop screen. Waggle the camera, change focus, waggle a ruler in front of the lens, focus, calm movement, finish with a waggle. This signal fed into another laptop running Openframeworks. This app took the luminance of the video feed and extruded it in z depth. The parameters in the app where mapped to a midi controller so we could waggle. This signal was projected onto a back projection screen and filmed with a 5DmkII. Once the system was set-up content creation was really quick but more importantly it was organic and rather jolly!
This animation is an homage to one of the most groundbreaking sci-fi television shows ever to beam down to Earth. Our goal was to try and capture the essence of what we found most enjoyable from the series for building this faux opening to this classic show.
Narration: William Shatner
Audio: Star Trek (original series opening)
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy
Created by: Gene Roddenberry