1. Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist

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    from Erik Wernquist / Added

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    For more information and stills gallery, please turn to: www.erikwernquist.com/wanderers ----- 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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    • EARTH

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      from Michael König / Added

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      Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km. All credit goes to them. Full HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible, avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature. Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001 w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal http://www.janjelinek.com | http://www.faitiche.de Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov Editing: Michael König | http://www.koenigm.com Shooting locations in order of appearance: 1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night 2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night 3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia 4. Aurora Australis south of Australia 5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night 6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean 7. Halfway around the World 8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East 9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East 10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night 11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay 12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night 13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam 14. Views of the Mideast at Night 15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea 16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night 17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean 18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

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      • View from the ISS at Night

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        from Knate Myers / Added

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        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. *** Thank you all for likes,comments, shares and support this video has received. I'm truly glad so many have enjoyed it.*** You can view my other work and see my other projects here: www.facebook.com/kn8photo www.knatephoto.com Music by John Murphy - Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor) Performed by the City Of Prague Philharmonic http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YYX1YG/?tag=you09f-20 Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov

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        • OVERVIEW

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          from Planetary Collective / Added

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          Check out the trailer for our feature film PLANETARY: https://vimeo.com/60234866 For more info about PLANETARY (formerly CONTINUUM) and how you can support & pre-order the film, check out: http://www.weareplanetary.com. Full website coming soon. On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment. CAST • EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences • RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis • NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis • JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT • SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army • FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’ • DAVID LOY- philosopher and author • DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute ———- CREW Producer: STEVE KENNEDY Director: GUY REID Editor: STEVE KENNEDY Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD Original Score: HUMAN SUITS Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON ———- TECHNICAL INFORMATION Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii. Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives Duration: 19 minutes ———- Planetary Collective: http://www.planetarycollective.com/ Overview Microsite: http://www.overviewthemovie.com/ Human Suits (original score): http://www.humansuits.com/ For more information: The Overview Institute: http://www.overviewinstitute.org/ Fragile Oasis: http://www.fragileoasis.org/

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          • Little Boat

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            from nelson boles / Added

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            my new film. enjoy! VIMEO FEST 2011 Finalist! SXSW 2012 Official Selection Animation Category Walter and Gracie Lantz Animation Prize PISAF 2011 Yahoo Korea Prize Aniwow! 2011 Animayo 2012 Special Jury Mention

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            • The Edge of the Earth - DOCUMENTARY

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              from Eric Dennis / Added

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              A documentary about a journey to "The Edge of the Earth". The Gates of the Arctic National Park is the northernmost national park in the U.S. (the entirety of the park lies north of the Arctic Circle).There are no established roads, trails, visitor facilities, or campgrounds in the park. Following the Alatna River you will see an amazing place people rarely see, including the amazing Arrigetch Peaks. "For the next two weeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring with you. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Are you prepared?" Filmed using Solar Power for Two Weeks = 10,000 combined shutter releases and video clips. Below is the link to how I accomplished this and stored all the pictures and video files. Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/17039896 This is were we stayed in Bettles, AK on the way back: http://www.vimeo.com/19736183 This is the link to the How to on the solar power set-up. http://www.vimeo.com/20173304 My brother took a longer trip, with his girlfriend Monika, on the Noatak River the following year. https://vimeo.com/67932494 Camera: 5D mark II Lenses: EF 28mm F1.8 EF 70-200mm F2.8 EF 400mm F5.6 Music: "Intro" The xx "My Girls" Animal Collective "Sweet Disposition" The Temper Trap "The Road to Nothingness" Solar Fields "Boy With a Coin" Iron & Wine

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              • Pacific Star II

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                from Colin Rich / Added

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                Follow me here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colinrich1 Instagram: http://instagram.com/heyitsmecolin Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeyItsMeColin This is the second trip of my home made high altitude weather balloon photography project, Pacific Star. The balloon launched at 5:37pm,PST from Oxnard, CA and reached an altitude of 124,176' snapping photos and recording video along the way. At its apex, the balloon burst, a parachute deployed, and the payload floated down for 35 minutes, landing near an olive orchard Northeast of Santa Paula. Created by Colin Rich http://www.facebook.com/colinrich1

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                • EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot

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                  from Michael Marantz / Added

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                  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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                  • Further Up Yonder

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                    from Giacomo Sardelli / Added

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                    Further Up Yonder is available for download in 2K original resolution on my blog: http://wp.me/p2fVm6-bv Facebook page - Making of coming soon! https://www.facebook.com/furtherupyonder ***UPDATE / SUBTITLES*** Malay, Greek, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Esperanto, Thai, Dutch, Latvian, Polish, Czech, Chinese, Bulgarian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English subtitles on universalsubtitles.org bit.ly/WuZ4z2 You are welcome to add subtitles in your language, you will be credited for your help. Thanks! ***UPDATE / 100.000 Plays!*** After just a week, we reached the awesome goal of 100K plays. Thanks to everybody who shared, commented, liked and got inspired by watching Further Up Yonder. It has been an intense week, spent answering a ton of nice messages that people from all over the world sent to me. You made possible to have this video featured on blogs, forums and major media websites during this week. You helped this video crossing borders, as the astronauts asked us, reaching out to every continent. Thanks for your incredible support. Keep sharing! ***TO THE STARS!*** A timelapse message from ISS to all Humankind. - 2K version available on my blog: http://wp.me/p2fVm6-bv I wanted to use pictures taken from the International Space Station to tell a story and share the message sent by the astronauts who worked on the station in the last 11 years. They are working to open a Gateway to Space for all humankind, but people on Earth must understand that they have to get rid of the concept of borders on our planet if they want to follow the astronauts to new worlds in outer space. While the cosmonauts speak a day passes on Earth, from dawn to sunset, until the Gateway opens with a burst of light. The ISS then gains speed, the astronauts are leaving our planet which they see spinning faster and faster, merging earth, oceans and people together, ready to follow them, Further Up Yonder. Making of As a filmmaking student, this was my first attempt to craft a timelapse video. It has been a time consuming process, but it turned out as one of my most satisfying projects. I focused my workflow on colours and harmony of movements, syncing every frame with the music and the voices of the astronauts. Every picture has been post processed individually before being imported in the NLE software, as I tried to take the most out of every image in terms of colours, contrast and neatiness. Pictures were downloaded from the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center and edited with Photoshop CS6. Even if they were Hi-res images shot with Nikon D3S cameras, a lot of noise removal and color correction was needed, especially for those shots at ISO 3200, which was the highest ISO speed limit I've allowed myself to use, exception made for the last sequence of the spinning world, which comes from a sequenze of shots taken at ISO 12800. Daytime shots were taken at ISO 200. I've used Topaz Denoise 5 for noise removal, as it is very powerful and accurate when dealing with shadows and blacks. Editing was made with Adobe Premiere CS6, with a 2K workflow, which allowed me to scale, rotate and pan image sequences whose native resolution is 4K. The video was downscaled to 1280x720 resolution for Vimeo. The original 2K version is available for download on my blog (link on top of this description). Credits Images courtesy of Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, downloadable for non-commerical use from http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Music: Synthetic Truth, by digitalR3public - licensed under a Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 License: http://soundcloud.com/digitalr3public/synthetic-truth Audio messages courtesy of NASA: http://www.nasa.gov

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                    • AWAKENING | NEW ZEALAND 4K

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                      from Martin Heck | Timestorm Films / Added

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                      WATCH PART 2 HERE: https://vimeo.com/94747106 | PART 3: https://vimeo.com/95647770 | PART 4: https://vimeo.com/98352797 License the footage here: https://app.nimia.com/collections/3703/new-zealand-timelapse-ultimate-collection Part I/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, travelling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads. Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Mount Cook NP and Arthurs Pass NP, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/martinheck and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimestormFilms Official Website: www.timestormfilms.com Soundtrack: "Science and Religion" by Hans Zimmer 4K/UHD Version available here: http://youtu.be/6D-A6CL3Pv8 Equipment used: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 550D 24-105mm f4L, 70-200 f4L, 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 and Samyang 14mm f2.8 Dynamic Perception Stage One eMotimo TB3 Black Processing and editing was completed in Lightroom 5, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6. All footage is available for licensing. If you would like to licence any of my clips or talk about a project you have in mind please contact me at: martin@timestormfilms.net

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