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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Spaceman is a spec music video/avant garde film. The whole thing started one day when I saw a motorcyclist walking down the sidewalk in Hollywood completely kitted out in his leathers and helmet. He looked like a spaceman. This casual observation triggered a flood of images and ideas associated with the question: What would earth look like to an alien intelligence? The film’s answer is that the simple, banal artifacts of our mundane lives can seem bizarre and incomprehensible.
I filmed Spaceman in locations around LA, though primarily in North Hollywood. The aerial shots I made from the window of a Southwest flight out to Las Vegas.
I got considerable help from the brilliant production designer Monty Hallis.
Bob Stephenson empathically portrays the spaceman.
Robin Buxton was kind enough to produce.
The soundtrack is a mash-up of my all-time favorite sci-fi ‘B’ movie, Forbidden Planet, and a chill out piece called “Sofa Rockers” by Sofa Surfers/Richard Dorfmeister.
Producer: Robin Buxton
Production Designer: Monty Hallis
Spaceman: Bob Stephenson
Created as a collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett, "Space Chimp" carries a message about our planet, and features Ben Lee's track, "Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe".
Music: Hans Zimmer - Mountains (Interstellar Soundtrack)
Lyrics: «Do not go gentle into that good night» by Dylan Thomas
Voice: Anthony Hopkins
«2001: A Space Odyssey» (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
«Alien» (1979, dir. Ridley Scott)
«Aliens» (1986, dir. James Cameron)
«Armageddon» (1998, dir. Michael Bay)
«Avatar» (2009, dir. James Cameron)
«Battleship» (2012, dir. Peter Berg)
«Cargo» (2009, dir. Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter)
«Elysium» (2013, dir. Neill Blomkamp)
«Europa Report» (2013, dir. Sebastián Cordero)
«Event Horizon» (1997, dir. Paul Anderson)
«Gravity» (2013, dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
«Guardians of the Galaxy» (2014, dir. James Gunn)
«Interstellar » (2014, dir. Christopher Nolan)
«Lockout» (2012, dir. James Mather, Stephen St. Leger)
«Lost in Space» (1998, dir. Stephen Hopkins)
«Man of Steel» (2013, dir. Zack Snyder)
«Mission to Mars» (2000, dir. Brian De Palma)
«Moon» (2009, dir. Duncan Jones)
«Oblivion» (2013, dir. Joseph Kosinski)
«Pandorum» (2009, dir. Christian Alvart)
«Prometheus» (2012, dir. Ridley Scott)
«Solaris» (1972, dir. Andrey Tarkovskiy)
«Solaris» (2002, dir. Steven Soderbergh)
«Star Trek» (2009, dir. J.J. Abrams)
«Star Trek: Into Darkness» (2013, dir. J.J. Abrams)
«Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope» (1977, dir. George Lucas)
«Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi» (1983, dir.Richard Marquand)
«Starship Troopers» (1997, dir. Paul Verhoeven)
«Sunshine» (2007, dir. Danny Boyle)
«The Fountain» (2006, dir. Darren Aronofsky)
«The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy» (2005, dir. Garth Jennings)
«The Last Days on Mars» (2013, dir. Ruairi Robinson)
«The Signal» (2014, dir. William Eubank)
«Thor: The Dark World» (2013, dir. Alan Taylor)
«Transformers: Dark of the Moon» (2011, dir. Michael Bay)