1. Astropolis Star Party Jodlow 2010


    from Patryk Kizny Added

    Astropolis Star Party Jodlow 2010 A short film by Patryk Kizny Astropolis Star Party is an annual event organized by www.astropolis.pl, the major amateur astronomy community in Poland. The stagazers from the entire Poland come together each year to admire and photograph the beauty of the sky above us and mystery of the space. Thanks to Astropolis, we had a great pleasure to shoot a short film during this event. Credits: • Production company: LookyCreative • DOP & Post-production: Patryk Kizny • Camera: Patryk Kizny & Agnieszka Gonczarek • Selected shots: Mateusz Zdziebko, Jacek Dobrowolski & Robert Paluch • Astrophotography: Krzysztof Gaudy & Patryk Kizny • Music: "Midnight Theme" by CDK (CC) - http://ccmixter.org/files/cdk/14246 "Medieval Choir" by thefurnaceroom (RF) - http://bit.ly/a6BBDV "Tribal Scores" by ChristopherJung (RF) - http://bit.ly/9S25KV The film was shot using a DitoGear OmniSlider More details at www.ditogear.com Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. www.facebook.com/kizny www.twitter.com/PatrykKizny www.twitter.com/AgaGonczarek www.facebook.com/agnieszka.gonczarek

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    • Birth of a Star


      from Tom Lowe Added 139K 1,343 50

      Video credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon, T. Borders, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz 3D team, STScI) http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2011/38/video/a/ "This movie presents a visualization of the star-forming region known as S106. This unique three-dimensional view illustrates and emphasizes that many of the objects contained within astronomical images are not at the same distance, but, in fact, spread across light-years of space. The Hubble image is augmented with additional field-of-view from the Subaru Infrared Telescope. The stars and the lobes of glowing gas from the Hubble/Subaru two-dimensional image have been separated and sculpted using both scientific knowledge and artistic license to create the depth in the movie. Of note, the relative distances between stars and the nebula have been greatly compressed." -NASA "This devastatingly beautiful image shows the birth pangs of a massive star. Called IRS 4 (for Infrared Source 4; it was first seen in IR images), it’s the really bright star just below center where the two blue lobes come together. It’s a bruiser, an O-type star with at least 15 times the Sun’s mass — 30 octillion tons! — and is a staggering 10,000 times as bright. It’s still in the process of forming, but it’s nearly there. Located about 2000 light years away, IRS 4 is surrounded by an enormous cloud of gas and dust that may have a mass as high as 25,000 times the mass of the Sun. When the star first ignited, fusing hydrogen into helium in its core, the vast amount of energy it started pouring out lit up the cloud in the immediate vicinity around it. Most of the cloud is still dark and cannot be seen here, but everything within a few light years of the star is being illuminated, if not ionized, by the fierce ultraviolet light from the star." - Phil Plait http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/12/15/epic-tantrum-thrown-by-30-octillion-ton-baby/ Music: “Funeral Canticle” Written by John Tavener and Mother Thekla Performed by George Mosley, Paul Goodwin and the Academy of Ancient Music

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      • "The Island" - La Palma Time Lapse Video


        from Christoph Malin Added

        Featured on National Geographic: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/15/new-astro-timelapse-video-the-island-showcases-astronomy-haven/ thanks to NG, awesome! See the Making of: http://nikonrumors.com/2011/08/12/another-time-lapse-landscape-video-from-christoph-malin.aspx/ Amazing original Prints of images of this movie are available here: http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/ Imagine the world's largest volcanic erosion crater. Then imagine an island with an incredible area to height ratio: low area of 708 square km and the 12 km wide "caldera de taburiente" with it's 2445 m high roque de los muchachos peak... or the near 2000 m high Deseada volcanic twin peaks on the ruta de los Volcanes... Combine that with beautiful starry skies - and you have La Palma (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Palma). My new TimeLapse project "The Island" is dedicated to this beautiful and lovely Island of the Canaries... Note: this is my second TL project, the first one - "Black Hole Sun" - was reviewed nicely on NAT GEO daily news http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/26/new-mountain-timelapse-a-soundgarden-of-night-lights/) "The Island" was filmed by me alone during the first week of August 2011, less than 10 hrs sleep the whole week! The great song for this video comes from Epic Soul Factory, "Titan", found on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/epic-soul-factory/titan Now enjoy, Christoph Malin Christophmalin.com AUSTRIA P.S.: Check some of my other films and projects: “Island in the Sky”, http://vimeo.com/53845425 "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 "Urban Mountain Sky", http://vimeo.com/40969904 "ISS Tronized", http://vimeo.com/51499009 Fine Art Prints of "Island in the Sky - http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/p710558537 facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin twanight.org/cmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com http://www.christophmalin.com

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        • The Aurora Borealis


          from Per Byhring Added 218K 1,260 60

          This video explains how particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun creates northern lights, also called aurora borealis, on our planet. See an extended multimedia version of this video at forskning.no (only in Norwegian): http://www.forskning.no/artikler/2011/april/285324 All the animated parts of the video was made with Apple Motion 4. ----------- This video is produced by forskning.no in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo. Production, animation and music: Per Byhring - http://soundcloud.com/perbyhring Script: Arnfinn Christensen Scientific advisors: Jøran Moen, Hanne Sigrun Byhring and Pål Brekke Video of the northern lights: http://arcticlightphoto.no Video of coronal mass ejection: NASA

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          • We Are Dead Stars


            from TRBQ Added

            Every atom in our bodies was processed in the body of an ancient star, says NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller. Thaller explains how the iron in our blood connects us to one of the most violent acts in the universe—a supernova explosion—and what the universe might look like when the stars die out. Hear more from TRBQ on the podcast: http://trbq.org/listen/ This video is a collaboration between SoundVision Productions and The Atlantic.

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            • Silent Storms


              from Ole C. Salomonsen Added 138K 1,234 132

              Silent Storms is my fourth consecutive aurora/astro film. In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway. The "storms" referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several substorms causing auroras to appear. Although there has been reports of audible auroras, this has yet to be proven scientifically. Shooting through these different seasons raises different challenges, and opportunities. Late august/early september you are still battling against the sun, with the skies appearing very bluish. When the sun finally is low enough beneath the horizon, and there is still no snow, you have pitch black darkness, and it is difficult to use and lit foregrounds properly, unless the moon is present. At this period, I find using silhouettes exciting. When winter has settled you have the most beautiful period, with snow coverd trees, icy reflective grounds, partially frozen rivers etc. In March/April when spring arrives, sun is coming back, causing bluish skies again, but you also get beautiful colors from the sun in the horizon to combine with auroras, if lucky. Shooting milky ways/startrails this far in the northern hemisphere is challenging as well. First because of the obvious that we cannot see the strongest parts of the milky way up here, but also because there always seem to be som auroras "interfering" when you're planning to shoot an astro shot, even if activity is reported to be low. The film is made primarly of stills, two sequences are realtime video (03:17 and 03:38). The still sequences has been slowed down in post to a speed I feel is representative for a fast to to normal authentic moving aurora, although still to a speed/length which allows fitting the sequences within the timeframe of such a short video. Some sequences was added panning to using motion control and rails from Dynamic Perception. This video is in HD video 720p, but the film is available in full HD 1080p, and 4K/UHD, please contact for licensing inquiries. Shot using Canon DSLRs + lenses. The realtime sequences was shot in RAW 14bit video using Magic Lantern Firmware on the 5D Mark III. Check out my previous projects here: https://vimeo.com/64122803 - POLAR SPIRITS (2013) https://vimeo.com/40555466 - CELESTIAL LIGHTS (2012) https://vimeo.com/21419634 - LAND OF NORTHERN LIGHTS (2011) Commercials: https://vimeo.com/82181786 - HOME OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS (2013) https://vimeo.com/68924195 - HUNTING THE LIGHT (2013) More info about me: www.arcticlightphoto.no www.facebook.com/arcticlightphoto Music: AJ Hochhalter Licensed from: The Music Bed www.themusicbed.com Ole

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              • Crater Lake Under the Stars


                from Ben Canales Added 289K 1,140 44

                I got a last minute invite from Chip McAlpine to join him on his photo trip to Crater Lake National Park to shoot stars. This was certainly a demanding trip in all aspects: before/during/after, financially, and relationships. But, damn, the results are one of my favorite so far from the years I've been shooting stars. The timelapse motion in the video is made possible by using the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly system. For more information about them visit: www.DynamicPerception.com Music by Joshua Radin. If you are interested in a fine art print from the stills of this video, you can find more information here: www.theStarTrail.com I have teamed up with Uncage the Soul Productions. If you are interested in us doing work for you similar to this, find more information about what we do here: www.UncagetheSoul.com

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                • Docking


                  from Mato Atom Added 123K 1,002 57

                  "Docking" - A little film

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                  • Беларусь: у абдымках зорак (Belarus: in Embrace of Stars)


                    from Viktar Malyshchyts Added 320K 868 101

                    Часам дастаткова хаця б раз убачыць сапраўднае зорнае неба, каб назаўсёды палюбіць яго. А часам дастаткова проста аднойчы убачыць сваю краіну пад зорным небам, каб яшчэ больш закахацца ў яе. Крыштальная роўнядзь Браслаўскіх азёраў, палярнае ззянне над Вілейскім водасховішчам, Млечны Шлях між старых дубоў і над мурамі старых храмаў і замкаў… У гэтым кароткім фільме Беларусь – на фоне Космасу, пад бяскрайнім начным небам, у абдымках зорак. Welcome to discover Belarus under the starry sky! It’s a not large country in Eastern Europe bordered by Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania. Due to northern latitudes we are not able to see the Galaxy center and bright southern constellations. But we have romantic bright summer twilights, long winter nights with plenty of stars, we can observe silver noctilucent clouds and sometimes even auroras. In this short movie you can see Belarusian landscapes, castles and churches in unusual point of view: under the light of the night sky, in embrace of stars. Equipment used: DSLR Canon 5D MarkII Canon EF 16-35/2.8 USM LII Samyang 14/2.8 AstroTech 65/420 APO Quadruplet Telescope Canon EF 50/1.4 USM Canon EF 100/2.8 USM Macro Motion control: Dynamic Perception Zero Stage Dolly

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                    • WITHINcast Episode 1


                      from LINKtv Added 96K 646 69

                      FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY Within Films presents Episode 1 of a new series of Tahitian podcasts. Tahitian bodyboarders are stepping up to international bodyboarding standards. It's funny these guys have gone so many years with hardly any recognition whatsoever. Look out for these guys as it's a definite possibility to see one or more of them on the tour in the near future. Filmed, directed and edited by Eric Schnitzler Effects and Assistant Camera by Maiti Charles Underwater equipment used: HCW CameraWaterHousings by Chad Stickney, Laguna Niguel, CA Additional footage provided by: Maureen Maiau Marc-Antoine Bouvant Timmy Hamilton Thank you to the Tahitian riders for making my time behind the lens worthwhile. Music Artists and Songs: Intro: ELLIE GOULDING, Lights, Bassnectar remix Main Body: BASSNECTAR, Timestretch Tahitian Music: Angelo Neuffer / Bobby Holcomb, My Island Home Music Selection: Tahurai Henry WITHIN facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Within/171896349493187

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