1. The Pale Blue Dot was made as a tribute to Carl Sagan as the final project for the Animation 01 course at Ringling College of Art and Design.

    Created during the Fall 2017, this film was a collaborative effort by the entire Motion Design class of 2020.

    Created by (in order of appearance):
    Kyle Snider
    Brianna D'Amico
    Kim Nguyen
    Doug Alberts
    Ian Grier
    Tamara Marshall
    Alex Miller
    Jingyun Zhou
    Evan Wyatt
    Angelica Fernandez
    Elliot Stein
    Noah Selbitschka
    Daniel Salaverri
    Anissa Rodriguez
    Zac Miller
    Mitchy Morita
    John Gnieski
    Dan Cantelm
    Kenyon Bertelsen
    Emoni Poole
    Lauren Cash
    Samuel Kim
    Stephen Moore
    Ioana Oprescu
    Tyler Abrams
    Morgan Allison
    Gizem Atalay
    Sophia Holland
    Skylar Martinez
    Jerry Jaimes
    Beatriz Lima
    Keegan Strype
    Jackson Dunson
    Selena Joe
    Hae Ri Cho
    Lauren Antoine
    Zach Hartman

    Instructor: Joe Donaldson
    Music and Sound Design: Kelly Warner

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  2. For more information and stills gallery, please turn to: erikwernquist.com/wanderers
    For youtube version, please turn here: youtube.com/watch?v=YH3c1QZzRK4
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    UPDATE: For anyone interested I have made a clip with a few discarded scenes from this film, which can be seen here: vimeo.com/132183031
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    Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
    Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds - and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.

    As some may notice I have borrowed ideas and concepts from science fiction authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson and Arthur C. Clarke, just to name a few. And visually, I of course owe many tips of my hat to painter Chesley Bonestell - the legendary master of space art.

    More directly, with kind permission from Ann Druyan I have also borrowed the voice of astronomer and author Carl Sagan to narrate the film. The audio I used are excerpts from his own reading of his book 'Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space' (1994, Random House, penguinrandomhouse.com/books/159735/pale-blue-dot-by-carl-sagan/) - needless to say, a huge inspiration for this film.
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    CREDITS:
    VISUALS BY - Erik Wernquist - erik@erikwernquist.com
    MUSIC BY - Cristian Sandquist - cristiansandquist@mac.com
    WRITTEN AND NARRATED BY - Carl Sagan - from his book 'Pale Blue Dot' penguinrandomhouse.com/books/159735/pale-blue-dot-by-carl-sagan/, courtesy of Ann Druyan, copyright by Democritus Properties, LLC, with all rights reserved
    COLOR GRADE BY - Caj Müller/Beckholmen Film - caj@beckholmenfilm.se
    LIVE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY BY - Mikael Hall/Vidiotism - mikael@vidiotism.com
    LIVE ACTION PERFORMANCE BY - Anna Nerman, Camilla Hammarström, Hanna Mellin
    VOCALIST - Nina Fylkegård - nina@ladystardust.se
    THANK YOU - Johan Persson, Calle Herdenberg, Micke Lindgren, Satrio J. Studt, Tomas Axelsson, Christian Lundqvist, Micke Lindell, Sigfrid Söderberg, Fredrik Strage, Johan Antoni, Henrik Johansson, Michael Uvnäs, Hanna Mellin

    THIS FILM WAS MADE WITH USE OF PHOTOS AND TEXTURES FROM:
    NASA/JPL, NASA/CICLOPS, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, ESA, John Van Vliet, Björn Jonsson (and many others, of which I unfortunately do not know the names)

    SUBTITLES & TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED BY - Victor Terrón (English, Spanish), Titus Ou (Traditional Chinese), John Walter (French), Shinwoo Jeon (Korean), Yoav Landsman & Ehud Maimon (Hebrew), Miguel Andrade (Brazilian Portuguese), Rik Delaet (Dutch).

    # vimeo.com/108650530 Uploaded 6.5M Plays 1,397 Comments

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