1. In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.

    I've taken liberties with certain things like the alignment of planets and asteroids, as well as ignoring the laws of relativity concerning what a photon actually "sees" or how time is experienced at the speed of light, but overall I've kept the size and distances of all the objects as accurate as possible. I also decided to end the animation just past Jupiter as I wanted to keep the running length below an hour.

    Design & Animation: Alphonse Swinehart / aswinehart.com
    Music: Steve Reich "Music for 18 Musicians"
    Performed by: Eighth Blackbird / eighthblackbird.org

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  2. A COLLABORATIVE FILM BY GNARLY BAY + FOREST WOODWARD + FRIENDS

    Special thanks to Doug Woodward, Brendan Leonard, Skip Armstrong, David Marx, Jeff Scholl, Elliot Ross, Jess Lowe, Howl Collective, Story & Heart

    Edit: Jordan Ingram + Gnarly Bay
    Additional Audio Mixing: Joshua Svare

    Save the Important Places. Protect the Grand Canyon and other wild rivers. Please visit americanrivers.org/grandcanyon to learn more.

    Supported by American Rivers / Chaco Footwear / NRS / Goal Zero / Marmoset Music / Story & Heart

    MUSIC
    01. Blind and Unwise (Instrumental) by Gregory and the Hawk
    02. Honey Jars by Bryan John Appleby
    03. Snowy Crescendo (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
    04. For a Film (Instrumental) by Bell Plaines
    05. Awareness (Instrumental) by Lee Brooks

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