1. Island in the Sky

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    Inhale the fresh air, smell the refreshing scent of the green pine forests glowing above black volcano sands, no sound but the wind in the trees. A deep blue sky matches with the blue atlantic ocean far below. Epic volcanic trails lead trough an unique archaic landscape. Feel the elements. Be yourself, at the “Island in the Sky”. This short film, a homage to the beautiful Island of La Palma - "Europe's Hawaii" - was like a never ending project for me. More than one and a half years of work.... photographing, processing, re-processing, selecting and de-selecting footage, some weeks filming… I had certain pictures in mind - the scenes, locations, and moods. Every interesting place I had spotted during many stays on the Island while Hiking or guiding Bike Groups was considered. As often as possible I returned to Palma to let the film get reality (http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/15/new-astro-timelapse-video-the-island-showcases-astronomy-haven/), but more than once got thrown back - bad weather, equipment malfunction or whatever. I hiked up Volcanoes, stayed awake all night on stormy ridges, slept like a dead on the beach next morning. Pre-processed nights footage at the Apartment later, to validate what scenes worked, or needed to be repeated. Hurried back up the mountains before sunset for new setups. Finally got some rest and watched the clouds and stars move. Feeling small in the universe. And tired and dizzy, as well. Night-Timelapse filming is an art, a struggle to live from, tough on your biorhythm – and needs a lot of passion, love and dedication. Passion for the work, love for nature and wilderness, being alone in the night. Back at the office in the timelapse studio it needs dedication and endurance in front of my workstations working trough the image data. Which is the toughest part for me - I am not the office guy. I hate sitting in front of a Computer screen too much. And that is what you do with Timelapse. Way too much. After cleaning up the project, 906.65 GB and 83846 RAW images and movie-sequences remained for processing. And there is no automatism, each software at the workflow needs to be fed with each sequence separately, to deliver results... On some key scenes of this film I have even worked over several months, trying different variations on color-reprocessing, iterating them many times. I am still not sure if they are good now. You judge. Thanks to all who support me, especially my family. Thanks to Babak Tafreshi of Twanight.org for providing the legendary GRANTECAN Intro and MAGIC-from-the-side Footage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGIC_(telescope). Props to the Folks at IAC.es and Visitlapalma.es! Horay to the team at TWANight.org for tips and feedback! Awesome to Nikon NPS! Jesse Hozeny has provided an awesome soundtrack with "Miles High"! This ended a long search! https://itunes.apple.com/at/album/niyama-volume-one-two/id39888393 Equipment: Nikon D4, D700, D7000, D3s, AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 50/1.8, AF 16/2.8 and AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye. Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly and MX2 Merlin Interface, Vixen Polarie: http://www.vixen.co.jp/en/lp/polarie_movie.html Processing: Nikon View NX, Adobe Lightroom LR4, LRTimelapse, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro X. Introduced on Slate, Wired, NG aaaand Dr. Brian May of QUEEN (awesome!!): http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/26/time_lapse_video_clouds_and_stars_over_the_volcanic_la_palma_canary_island.html http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/time-lapse-island-in-the-sky/ http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/29/starry-nights-in-quick-time/ http://brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbnov12.html Now dive in, put your earphones on and relax... Cheers. Christoph Malin That Guy with the Tent Christophmalin.com P.S.: Check some of my other films: "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

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    • "The Island" - La Palma Time Lapse Video

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      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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      • Astronomer's Paradise

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        Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I Astronomer's Paradise is the first episode of a Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. So cool: As mentioned by Dr. Brian May here (scroll down a bit): http://brianmay.com/whatsnew.html (Sat. Dec. 1st, 2012) On - National Geographic http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/21/new-time-lapse-gives-rare-glimpse-at-atacamas-starry-nights/ - Nikon Rumours! http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/27/guest-post-astronomers-paradise-time-lapse-video.aspx/ NEW: Fine Art prints of this movie at: http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/ Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on the Paranal mountain, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust, feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky. Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer into tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes. This film is made with footage from the November 2011 TWAN imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). We photographed 14 nights in a row from usually 05:30 pm to 08:00 a.m. All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (www.christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (www.twanight.org/tafreshi). The inside vista-observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (www.astrosurf.com/sguisard). The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], write & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (ultimae.com). Equipment used by Christoph on assignment: - 2 Nikon D3s - 1 Nikon D700 - 1 Nikon D7000 - 2 AFS 12-24/2.8, 1 AFS 24-70/2.8, 1 AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, 1 AF DX 10/2.8 Fisheye - Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly with MX2 - Astrotrac AT320 X-AG and Merlin with MX2 Transitions done with Apple Aperture (see http://vimeo.com/35998334). Edited and rendered with Final Cut Pro 10, Motion and Compressor. Some re-edits recently done with LR4 and LRT for testing, fun!. About 35000 TimeLapse images processed, 7500 used for this part of "Astronomers Paradise". I hope we could at least capture the magic of this very special place a bit - this is how the night sky looks like, if people care about light pollution. And we need more people to do that. With best regards, Christoph Malin web // christophmalin.com facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com (fine art prints of this movie and others) http://twanight.org/cmalin

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        • The ISS Image Frontier - "Making the invisible visible" - extended 25 Minute Version

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          This is a NEW, 25 Minute Version of "The Image Frontier - Making the Invisible Visible", with previously unseen footage and lots of new scenes! (for the Version with German Subtitle go here: https://vimeo.com/79065488) A tribute to the International Space Station Program as well as Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer, "Making the Invisible Visible" explores and celebrates the Art and challenges of Astrophotography orbiting earth Day and Night on board of the International Space Station. Don Pettit's innovative photographic work, and his passion for low light photography, has definitely changed the way we see earth from space. Accompanied with great background info on the challenges, techniques and motives of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Don's famous "Luminance" speech, previously unseen footage by Astronaut weaves a compilation of 4 special ISS timelapses ("intro", "startrails", "fisheye" and "aurorae") into a captivating visual experience. Welcome aboard the ISS - enjoy stunning photography, videos and timelapses from the Space Station! "Making the Invisible Visible" was screened, and received a "honorable mention" at the 6th annual "Imagine Science" Festival in NYC (Oct. 2013, http://www.imaginesciencefilms.org/festival/2013-film-awards/). Making-of the Video: http://www.christophmalin.com/wp01/2013/03/11/the-earth-from-above-my-new-iss-shortfilm-doc/ Some great intros and thoughts on the original film: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/11/time_lapse_video_incredible_video_of_earth_seen_from_the_space_station.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/making-the-invisible-visible-video-don-pettit-iss_n_2855892.html?utm_hp_ref=science http://www.seattlepi.com/mount-rainier/article/video-all-those-nasa-photos-of-earth-in-one-4344941.php Great interview with Don Pettit here: http://www.universetoday.com/96261/don-pettit-astronaut-mr-science-space-gardner-and-astrophotographer-extraordinaire/ Production notes: ISS footage render and Don Pettit Luminance Lecture excerpt edit: by Christoph Malin http://www.christophmalin.com http://www.twanight.org/cmalin Dr. Don Pettit lecture excerpts courtesy PhotoShelter Luminance Conference 2012 http://www.photoshelter.com/luminance ISS Stackings taken from my former Shortfilm "ISS TRONized" - http://vimeo.com/51499009 Special thanks to Dr. Don Pettit! Great Music - great Artists: "Old Red Shoe" - Baobab "Sleepy Hollow Cemetry" - Acoustic Version - Baobab Baobab - Phil Torres - http://baobabmusic.bandcamp.com "Stars" - Rx by Eero Joenrinne / Lucas www.soundoflucas.com Intro - "Reaching" - Jesse Hozeny Outro - "Eileen" - Lee_Rosevere Image courtesy of the image science & analysis lab / nasa johnson space center "the gateway to astronaut photography of earth" http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Shutter Noise: Nikon D4 ;) - oh, and please Nikon, how about a new version of the 2.8/8 mm Fisheye? It's time! About 15000 Frames of 80000 processed with LRTimelapse (http://www.lrtimelapse.com) Adobe Lightroom 5 Adobe Photoshop CC Adobe After Effects CC Cut & edited with Apple Final Cut Pro X Entirely rendered and produced on a Macbook Pro and iMac! Finally, please also be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (http://plightwithlight.org) one can see in many of these scenes! Support IDA (http://darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste! Visit our team at the UNESCO IYA 2009 Project TWAN (http://www.twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky! Always believe in your dreams and make it possible! All the best, Christoph Malin Christophmalin.com P.S.: Check some of my other short films: "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 "Island in the Sky", http://vimeo.com/53845425/ "Urban - Mountain - Sky", http://vimeo.com/40969904 facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin twanight.org/cmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com

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          • Black Hole Sun - Astronomic Landscape and Milky Way TimeLapse

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            ----- Update: be sure to check my new film "urban. mountain. sky" based on "black hole sun", with lots of new, improved and reprocessed scenes here: https://vimeo.com/40969904 ----- IN SEARCH FOR THE DARK NIGHT SKIES IN LIGHT POLLUTED LOCATIONS This Video was featured on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/26/new-mountain-timelapse-a-soundgarden-of-night-lights/ parts of the footage have been featured in an ESO podcast: http://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann11051/ First of all Black Hole Sun is a statement against light pollution and waste of energy - especially in the European alps. The west and eastern alps offer some of the last remote places where you and your kids can enjoy the beauty of a starry, clear, nightsky, which is the same for all people: one people, one sky! By contrasting footage of highly lit cities and frequented traffic ways in the tyrol inn-valley with surrounding dark valleys and mountains, I was able to show some effects of light pollution, which hinders us from watching a clear, starry night sky. Light pollution increases during winter time due to inversion which results in smog in the valleys. inversion means that a heated, polluted layer of air on a valley's bottom is separated from cold, fresh air above. this polluted air causes health problems, especially with children. In some parts of the footage one can see inversion. Second, Black Hole Sun also shows my dedication to the beautiful mountains in the Alps. I hope you enjoy the scenery as much as I do. Location: Tyrol (around Innsbruck), Austria, La Palma (Canary Islands), Dolomites (Gröden). Credits: Many many thanks to Soundgarden for their masterpiece song that gave name to this Video! PLAY IT LOUD and check out the newest Soundgarden concerts on www.soundgardenworld.com! Second track by Harry Gregson-Williams - "Dinner Out", a great track! Tech: Nikon D3X, D700, D7000, D300, AFS 14-24/2.8, AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, AF 20/2.8, AF 50/1.8. Astrotac TT320-XAG (www.astrotrac.com), Dynamic Perception Dolly (www.dynamicperception.com). Support: Big thanks to Nikon Professional Services Austria (www.nikon.at), VauDe (www.vaude.com) for gear during those really really cold winternights, Steiger Media, Innsbruck (www.steiger-electronics.at), for helping out with extra Mac Pro rendering hardware and Foto Lamprechter (www.lamprechter.com). Inspiration: Thx to Babak Tafreshi from www.Twanight.org and Bernd Proeschel! Biggest thanks go to my family for all the understanding, without you it simply wouldn't be possible. Finally I wish everyone clear skies! Support and join www.astronomerswithoutborders.com, www.twanight.org and www.darksky.org! Thank you Christoph Malin Austria PS2: Be sure to check out my other Movies: "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 - featured on National Geographic "The Island - Teaser", http://vimeo.com/27539860 - featured on NG http://facebook.com/christoph.malin http://twitter.com/#!/christophmalin http://twanight.org/cmalin

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            • Adventures after dark

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              Best viewed in Full HD, sound on! There is a city in the alps, that provides a great experience for both the locals and visitors. Innsbruck, Tyrol, located at the main route to Italy, Switzerland and Germany is surrounded by stunning 2500m+ Peaks and a couple of world class skiing areas. The best thing is: whenever you feel the need for a fresh air shock... within 20 minutes, you can go by the famous Nordkette cable car from the Cities centre at 570 m to the Hafelekar Mountain, at 2400 m. On the winter weekends and also during weekdays, Skiers, Skitourers, Skihikers and Sportsnuts in general crowd the Skiing- and Freeskiing areas around the City. “Adventures in the Dark” shows the contrast – Urban Innsbruck and the Villages below in the Valley, and the starry skies above it. Oh, and there's a "little" Power Grid failure in there, check also http://vimeo.com/36252589 if you can't see it... -30 degree, it was the coldest night in austria in 2011. Get ready for a cool Skitour! CHLLNGR aka Steven Jess Borth II and Producer Bam Spacey have provided the airy soundtrack: Bam Spaceys Desert Air mix http://soundcloud.com/chllngr Equipment: Nikon D4, D700, D7000, D3s, AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 50/1.8, AF 16/2.8 and AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye. Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly, Vixen Polarie: http://www.vixen.co.jp/en/lp/polarie_movie.html Processing: Nikon View NX, Adobe Lightroom LR4, LRTimelapse, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro X. As always: Dive in, put your earphones on and relax... Cheers. Christoph Malin That Guy with the Tent Christophmalin.com P.S.: Check some of my other films and projects: "The ISS Image Frontier", https://vimeo.com/61083440 “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 facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin twanight.org/cmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com http://www.christophmalin.com

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              • PanSTARRS Expedition - March 15th, 2013, Oetztal - Austria

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                Shortfilm of the Austrian TWANight.org PanSTARRS Expedition - a night with -25 degree celsius and gusty winds up to 45 km/h at the 3050 m high Gaislachkogel Mountain, Oetztal, Austria. In cooperation with the Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics, University Innsbruck and the Austrian Weather Service (ZAMG.ac.at). Until about March 28th, comet PanSTARRS will be visible above Austria in the northern hemisphere during dawn. Experts from Tyrol went up to the top of the 3055 m high "Gaislachkogel", a mountain in the Ötztal, to take night shots of our cosmic neighbour. Full story: The current weather situation in Tyrol was not appropriate for observing comet PanSTARRS in the third week of March. Therefore, well-known astrophotographer and ESO.org/ALMA foto ambassador Christoph Malin, astrophysicist Wolfgang Kausch, and worldwide expedition weather expert and mountain guide Michael Winkler from austrian weather service ZAMG searched for a location with a good sight to the comet. "We've investigated several mountains around Innsbruck in the Gschnitztal, Stubaital, and Ötztal, which seemed to be approppriate for the comet observations", said Wolfgang Kausch. "Michael Winkler created the weather forecast for these regions, and Christoph Malin the timetable for the observation itself". The final choice was the Gaislachkogel, which provides a good view towards north and west. "From this mountain we expected a good sight to the horizon, although being very cold (minus 25 degree celsius) with gusty winds up to 45 km/h", said Kausch. "Extremely cold conditions like that can lead to dangerous freezing, so we had to be careful and well equipped", adds Winkler. At 13:00 the final "GO" came from weather expert Michael Winkler, so the expedition had to hurry up to reach the top of the mountain. “At around 7:05 p.m. EXIF Data, the frames of my D4 showed the first appearance of the comet. A little bit later we discovered the comet with 8 x 52 Vixen binoculars, and a couple minutes later were able to see it with naked eye”, said Malin. Although the camera lenses were equipped with heaters against frost there remained technical challenges. Malin: “The Live view of our D7000 failed (test shots for prefocus necessary), and I had not seen LCD's of DSLRs stopping to respond since the last TWAN imaging expedition to the 5000 m high ALMA Chajnator plateau in 2011” (See also https://vimeo.com/33276404 and https://vimeo.com/36972668). After several hundred shots of the starry night sky the expedition ended at 01:00 with a night downhill skiing trip. Malin: “What a view, what a great moment! I will never forget the sight of this cosmic neighbour sinking into the clouds at the horizon (that tried to grab it ;)”. Kausch added: "Thanks to teamwork and perfect planning, it was a great adventure. And Many thanks go to Ötztal tourism and 'Bergbahnen Sölden' for their great support." Cameras: Nikon D7000 and Nikon D4 AFS 80-200/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AFS DX 10-24/3.5-4.5 G ED Score: An excerpt of The Planets - Gustav Holst - "Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age" by the Berlin Philarmonic & Herbert Von Kararajan https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-planets/id388873706 Intro Movie courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov Shutter Noise: Nikon D4 ;) Processing: LRTimelapse (http://www.lrtimelapse.com) Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Adobe After Effects CS6 then cut & edited with Apple Final Cut Pro X Rendered and produced on a Macbook Pro! Finally, please be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (http://plightwithlight.org)! The Alps are not dark anymore - as you can see from the last frames in the Video. Support IDA (http://darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste! Visit the TWAN team at the UNESCO IYA 2009 Project TWAN (http://www.twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky! Always believe in your dreams and make it possible! All the best, Christoph Malin christophmalin.com P.S.: If you like, watch some of my other films: "ISS Image Frontier - Making the Invisible Visible", http://vimeo.com/61083440 "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 "Island in the Sky", http://vimeo.com/53845425/ "Urban - Mountain - Sky", http://vimeo.com/40969904 PS2: I don't mind a donation! facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin twanight.org/cmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com

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                • The ISS Image Frontier - "Making the invisible visible" - German Subtitle - extended Version

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                  This is a NEW, 25 Minute Version of "The Image Frontier - Making the Invisible Visible", with previously unseen footage and lots of new scenes (Version without German Subtitles go here: https://vimeo.com/61083440)! A tribute to the International Space Station Program as well as Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer, "Making the Invisible Visible" explores and celebrates the Art and challenges of Astrophotography orbiting earth Day and Night on board of the International Space Station. Don Pettit's innovative photographic work, and his passion for low light photography, has definitely changed the way we see earth from space. Accompanied with great background info on the challenges, techniques and motives of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Don's famous "Luminance" speech, previously unseen footage by Astronaut weaves a compilation of 4 special ISS timelapses ("intro", "startrails", "fisheye" and "aurorae") into a captivating visual experience. Welcome aboard the ISS - enjoy stunning photography, videos and timelapses from the Space Station! "Making the Invisible Visible" was screened, and received a "honorable mention" at the 6th annual "Imagine Science" Festival in NYC (Oct. 2013, http://www.imaginesciencefilms.org/festival/2013-film-awards/). Making-of the Video: http://www.christophmalin.com/wp01/2013/03/11/the-earth-from-above-my-new-iss-shortfilm-doc/ Some great intros and thoughts on the original film: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/11/time_lapse_video_incredible_video_of_earth_seen_from_the_space_station.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/making-the-invisible-visible-video-don-pettit-iss_n_2855892.html?utm_hp_ref=science http://www.seattlepi.com/mount-rainier/article/video-all-those-nasa-photos-of-earth-in-one-4344941.php Great interview with Don Pettit here: http://www.universetoday.com/96261/don-pettit-astronaut-mr-science-space-gardner-and-astrophotographer-extraordinaire/ Production notes: ISS footage render and Don Pettit Luminance Lecture excerpt edit: by Christoph Malin http://www.christophmalin.com http://www.twanight.org/cmalin Dr. Don Pettit lecture excerpts courtesy PhotoShelter Luminance Conference 2012 http://www.photoshelter.com/luminance ISS Stackings taken from my former Shortfilm "ISS TRONized" - http://vimeo.com/51499009 Special thanks to Dr. Don Pettit! Great Music - great Artists: "Old Red Shoe" - Baobab "Sleepy Hollow Cemetry" - Acoustic Version - Baobab Baobab - Phil Torres - http://baobabmusic.bandcamp.com "Stars" - Rx by Eero Joenrinne / Lucas www.soundoflucas.com Intro - "Reaching" - Jesse Hozeny Outro - "Eileen" - Lee_Rosevere Image courtesy of the image science & analysis lab / nasa johnson space center "the gateway to astronaut photography of earth" http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Shutter Noise: Nikon D4 ;) - oh, and please Nikon, how about a new version of the 2.8/8 mm Fisheye? It's time! About 15000 Frames of 80000 processed with LRTimelapse (http://www.lrtimelapse.com) Adobe Lightroom 5 Adobe Photoshop CC Adobe After Effects CC Cut & edited with Apple Final Cut Pro X Entirely rendered and produced on a Macbook Pro and iMac! Finally, please also be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (http://plightwithlight.org) one can see in many of these scenes! Support IDA (http://darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste! Visit our team at the UNESCO IYA 2009 Project TWAN (http://www.twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky! Always believe in your dreams and make it possible! All the best, Christoph Malin Christophmalin.com P.S.: Check some of my other short films: "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 "Island in the Sky", http://vimeo.com/53845425/ "Urban - Mountain - Sky", http://vimeo.com/40969904 facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin twanight.org/cmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com

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                  • London Noctilucent Mesospheric Clouds

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                    This NLC coverage happened during a trip to London with some friends. After a long day out imaging, we went directly to some pubs... On our way back over Westminster Bridge I thought I could not trust my eyes, did I have too much beers?: No, Noctilucent Clouds on the North Horizon... Tripod out and Camera rolling as fast as possible. High ISO and short intervals... Excited, I hit the tripod two times... Next night, July 4th, last night before departure in the Morning, the Mesospheric Clouds were there again. My colleague Vincent Breysacher rushed to the Westminster Bridge (one can see it in the Thames changed flowing direction the London Eye shots). So no sleep there as well. So that's it: Noctilucent Mesospheric clouds over London. What a sight!! We will never forget that! Footage: © Christoph Malin & Vincent Breysacher 2014/2015 Sound: Didi Konzett, didikonzett.com Canon 6D Novoflex EOS NIK/NT Adapter AFS Nikkor 24-70/2.8 LRtimelapse Lightroom 5 After Effects Final Cut Pro X Cheers Christoph Malin Christophmalin.com

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                    • Atacama Skies

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                      This is a preview of the TWANight.org Chile Adventures - ESO Photo Expedition, November 2011. Filmed during two weeks at the ESO Sites Cerro Paranal and Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array in the Atacaman Desert (http://www.eso.org, http://www.almaobservatory.org). I guess this time the TWAN Team consisting of Astro-imaging legend Babak Tafreshi and me, a dedicated Astro Landscape timelapser, with imaging genius, Paranal telescope engineer Stephane Guisard joining in on the second week at ALMA, set a new record nightsky imaging marathon: 13 nights of footage taking in a row!! From average 06:00 p.m. to 08:00 a.m. Even on the two days off, we could not stop exploring the quiet and beautiful desert skies and landscapes. The Atacaman desert is such a remarkable, extraordinary place, as well as the ESO observatories are. Both Paranal and ALMA observatories are truly some of the most exciting astronomic earth based imaging ventures of mankind. I have never seen such brilliant commitment to explore our origins in space as well as exceptional engineering, and we also met so much nice people amongst the different teams. Equipment used: Nikon D7000, D700, 2x D3s, 2x AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye, Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 1, MX2 and Merlin/Skywatcher Head as well as AstroTrac TT320 X-AG. Made on a Mac with Nikon Capture NX, View NX, LR4, Aperture, Apple Motion, FinalCut Pro X and lots of processing time. Best regards Christoph Malin © Christophmalin.com

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