1. Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist

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    from Erik Wernquist Added 5.1M 34.4K 1,234

    For more information and stills gallery, please turn to: www.erikwernquist.com/wanderers For youtube version, please turn here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH3c1QZzRK4 ----- UPDATE: With kind permission from Ann Druyan, the narration by Carl Sagan is now back in the film. Also, the film is now available for DOWNLOAD for your private full quality viewing pleasure. (Log in/sign up as vimeo user, click download and select "original".) I hope you will enjoy! ----- 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, http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/159735/pale-blue-dot-by-carl-sagan/) - needless to say, a huge inspiration for this film. ----- 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' http://www.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)

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    • The Most Astounding Fact

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      from Max Schlickenmeyer Added 1.2M 11.7K 333

      Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MaxSchlick?feature=mhee Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked in an interview with TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer. Special thanks to: Reid Gower http://saganseries.com/ Michael Marantz http://vimeo.com/2822787 Carl Sagan http://www.hulu.com/cosmos Neil deGrasse Tyson http://www.facebook.com/neiltyson NASA http://www.nasa.gov/ ...for their inspiration. CREDITS Narration: TIME Magazine's "10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiOwqDmacJo Music: "To Build a Home" by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson http://www.cinematicorchestra.com Video (in order of appearance): IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion) http://www.imax.com/hubble/ Animal Planet: Safari http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Animal_Planet_Safari_The_Last_Lion_of_Liuwa/70153174?trkid=438403 Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Waterfall) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jcdml Supernova to Crab Nebula http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0515a/ BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qyxfb Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film "Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accretion_(astrophysics) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evolutionary_history_of_life http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/ribonucleotides/ http://www.twowaysthroughlife.com/ BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life http://www.wellcometreeoflife.org/ "Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia" by Ayrton Orio (Model: Xharon Kendelker) http://vimeo.com/9505354 BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (Brian Cox w/ telescope) "Afghanistan - touch down in flight" by Augustin Pictures http://vimeo.com/31426899 http://lukasugustin.de "mongolia!" by wiissa http://vimeo.com/27876709 http://wiissa.com Excerpt from "Outside In", Copyright Stephen van Vuuren/SV2 Studios http://www.outsideinthemovie.com IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film "The Dream is Alive" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_Is_Alive "Earth -- Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over -- NASA, ISS" by Michael Konig http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls9yJTphLxg http://koenigm.com Excerpt from "The Island" - La Palma Time Lapse Video by Christoph Malin http://vimeo.com/27539860 http://christophmalin.com Galaxy Map and Galaxy Formation by NCSA's Advanced Visualization Lab http://avl.ncsa.illinois.edu/ "Mars sunset" captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit (from BBC: Wonders of the Solar System) http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_347.html Edited by Max Schlickenmeyer Neil goes on to say "For me, that is the most profound revelation of 20th century astrophysics and I look forward to what the 21st century will bring us, given the frontiers that are now unfolding." Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All copyrighted materials contained herein belong to their respective copyright holders, I do not claim ownership over any of these materials. I realize no profit, monetary or otherwise, from the exhibition of these videos.

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      • EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot

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        from Michael Marantz Added 237K 3,876 286

        www.michaelmarantz.com This piece contains readings from Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot". I have edited his words to tell this short narrative. I took the time lapse images in Mexico and Utah. The piano is self-composed. If you are interested in purchasing the instrumental song, you can do it here: iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/earth-the-pale-blue-dot-instrumental/id414747613?i=414747637&uo=4 cdBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/MichaelMarantz Everything in this video is created by myself except for the words of Carl Sagan. I hope you enjoy this piece, it has given me hope once again. UPDATE: I would just like to thank everyone for all of your kind words. I feel humbled by all of your comments and privileged that I can be part of such a creative community.

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        • Pale Blue Dot - Animation

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          from Ehdubya Added 680K 3,092 123

          I've been enrolled in illustration at Sheridan College for the the last 4 years and this is my final thesis project. I have always thought of Carl Sagan's writings as "scientific poetry" since they lack the cold touch that science is often cursed for having. I think Sagan's words resonate more than ever, and will continue with each generation until the human species "wakes up". The first time I heard this excerpt from his book "Pale Blue Dot" it literally changed my life, and I hope it does for you too. Enjoy. Written and Narrated: Carl Sagan Music: Hans Zimmer "You're So Cool" Art and Animation: Adam Winnik

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          • The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck - by @JasonSilva

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            from Jason Silva Added 455K 2,285 95

            Follow me on twitter! @JasonSilva - https://twitter.com/JasonSilva This video was created by Jason Silva and shot and edited with my friends at Bravo Media, and is non-commercial and for educational and inspirational purposes only. Full credits and clip attributions can be found below. This video was inspired by three big ideas: 1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of "THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK". Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive... "Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent... this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success-- Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.” "We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..” Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure... and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard.. More: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703858404576214771893335998.html 2) The Stanford study that found that AWE is clinically good for you, expanding perception of time, increasing compassion and empathy and promoting well being: More: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/study-awe-inspiring-experiences-change-our-perception-of-time/260138/ 3) Ross Andersen's rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: "At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision." More: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=331 **Music by John Murphy - "Kaneda's Death Pt 2" from Sunshine Soundtrack itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863 **Featuring Stock Footage from Shutterstock Still images courtesy of THE IMAGINARY FOUNDATION - http://www.imaginaryfoundation.com/ And clips from Knate Myers' "ISS at Night" featuring NASA images: http://vimeo.com/45878034 Camera: Liam O' Sullivan Edited by Jess Betz and Jason Silva Shot and edited at BRAVO MEDIA - http://bravomediainc.com/

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            • COSMOS - Main Title Sequence

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              from BBDG Added 52.8K 1,854 2

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              • Pale Blue Dot

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                Carl Sagan & Flying Lotus animated type mash up. Narration by Carl Sagan's from his book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994). Song "Zodiac Shit" by Flying Lotus from the album Cosmogramma (2010). Footage from Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980), Life on Earth (1979) and various other composited clips and stills.

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                • Pale Blue Dot

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                  from Chin Li Zhi Added 68.1K 392 17

                  Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot is an animation that situates human history against the tapestry of the cosmos. Using a eclectic combination of art styles woven seamlessly together through music and visuals, the animation seeks to remind us that regardless of our differences, we are one species living together on the planet we call Earth. An infographics companion providing contextual information to certain scenes of the animation can be viewed at https://www.behance.net/gallery/24360403/The-Human-Condition-Data-behind-the-Pale-Blue-Dot. Animation and screenplay by: Chin Li Zhi Music and sound design by: Leo Frick Supervised by: Ishu Patel & Florian Käppler Produced at NTU ADM in collaboration with Studiengang Musikdesign

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                  • Supernova

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                    from Glenn Marshall Added 39.6K 330 7

                    Demo video (Music by Vangelis) of my new app 'Supernova', an animated real time visualizer of exploding stars and nebulae. (App Store link) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/supernova/id375160139?mt=8 App features: - Watch stellar visuals in deep space as they slowly expand and contract. - Based on a pioneering generative animation system by award winning digital artist & programmer Glenn Marshall. - Complex algorithms continuously generate an infinite variety forms, patterns and motion. - Perfect as visuals for any kind of music. - iPad HD graphics quality. - Inspired by Hubble telescope style photography and Turner paintings. - Ideal as a cosmic, meditative 'Aquarium' for the home. - Amazing as wallpaper art. - Use pinch and touch gestures to freely move, zoom and rotate. - Shake iPad to regenerate random colours. - Visit the website to see galleries and demo video. “The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths, of exquisite interrelationships, of the awesome machinery of nature.” Carl Sagan. Website: www.butterfly.ie

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                    • Looking Up

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                      from Catherine Spangler Added 8,085 197 20

                      The stars have inspired humans since the beginning of time. When we look up, we see endless possibilities. Three stargazers share their thoughts about the universe and our place in it. “The Cosmos is all that there is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us—there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of a failing from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” -Carl Sagan MUSIC Dreaming by Lee Rosevere Cloudburst by Jeff Thall

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