Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ultimate Sci-Fi T-Shirt


via Amazon


Monday, June 01, 2015

Deep Forest Sweet Lullaby


Published on Jun 1, 2015 Deep Forest

"This is the 2nd video, we did on Sweet Lullaby, just before the video by Tarsem."


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

James – All I'm Saying (official music video)


James – All I'm Saying (official music video) from Péter Vácz on Vimeo.

'A man goes on a quest to find the spirit of a woman to whom he could never say goodbye.'

Interview on how I made the film in 3 weeks on http://www.directorsnotes.com/2014/11/04/peter-vacz-james-all-im-saying/
Watch the making of images on https://www.facebook.com/peter.vacz.director

STAFF
Director: Péter Vácz
Producer: Sam Hope
Produced by: Picasso Pictures
Animation: Péter Vácz

Special thanks to:
Tim Booth
Mette Ilene Holmriis
Rózsa Vácz
& Mahdi Khene

Found 11/13/2014


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Terry W. Virts' Tribute to Leonard Nimoy


via @AstroTerry on the ISS

Note the location on the Earth. Leonard Nimoy was from the East Coast, specifically Boston, spending much time in New York. He passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 83 on February 27, 2015.


Monday, February 02, 2015

Source of Van Gogh's Starry Night


via Boing Boing

"Van Gogh likely based his famed Starry Night on this scientific illustration of the Whirlpool Galaxy by one William Parsons that appeared in a 19th century popular astronomy tome, according to Michael Benson's new book Cosmigraphics [on Amazon], a history of our efforts to illustrate the universe."


Friday, December 12, 2014

Moto Trials Riding Through Giant Igloo - Tundra Trial



Friday, December 05, 2014

Orion Soars on First Flight Test


Published on Dec 5, 2014 NASA

"NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), is the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on NASA's journey to Mars. The 4.5 hour flight is scheduled to conclude with the splashdown of Orion in the Pacific Ocean."


Monday, December 01, 2014

They Are The Last


They Are The Last from Kauri Multimedia on Vimeo.

"*WINNER SPECIAL JURY AWARD, DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014.
http://festival.dcshorts.com/best-of-dc-shorts/

34 degrees 24 minutes 19 seconds South,
53 degrees, 46 minutes 40 seconds West.

Leonardo Da Costa is a lighthouse keeper stationed in Cabo Polonio, a remote cape in a stretch of Uruguayan coastline rich in shipwrecks and sunken treasures.

Cabo Polonio’s light has been guiding ships since 1881, and Da Costa is the latest in a long line of watchmen who have operated the tower with care and attention. He leads an unassuming life, the tranquility of the almost intact landscape keeping him company. Serenity and silence merge with the daily tasks and chores he carries out. Da Costa represents a rare profession that still survives in a few countries.

Take some time to appreciate a gentle and enlightening way of life, for once it is gone, it will be missed.

*Music by Volt Heist: www.voltheist.com"


Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist


Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.

"For more information and stills gallery, please turn to: www.erikwernquist.com/wanderers
(Just in case my website runs slow, here is a link to an imgur album version of the gallery: http://imgur.com/a/Ur5dP)

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.

CREDITS:
VISUALS - Erik Wernquist - erik@erikwernquist.com
MUSIC - Cristian Sandquist - cristiansandquist@mac.com
WORDS AND VOICE - Carl Sagan
COLOR GRADE - Caj Müller/Beckholmen Film - caj@beckholmenfilm.se
LIVE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY - Mikael Hall/Vidiotism - mikael@vidiotism.com
LIVE ACTION PERFORMANCE - Anna Nerman, Camilla Hammarström, Hanna Mellin
VOCALIST - Nina Fylkegård
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/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)"


Saturday, November 22, 2014

SOLUS

SOLUS from Identity Visuals on Vimeo.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Planet Earth in 4K


Published on Nov 15, 2014 James Tyrwhitt-Drake

"A timelapse of Earth in 4K resolution, as imaged by the geostationary Elektro-L weather satellite, from May 15th to May 19th, 2011. Elektro-L is located ~40,000 km above the Indian ocean, and it orbits at a speed that causes it to remain over the same spot as the Earth rotates. The satellite creates a 121 megapixel image (11136x11136 pixels) every 30 minutes with visible and infrared light wavelengths. The images were edited to adjust levels and change the infrared channel from orange to green to show vegetation more naturally. The images were resized by 50%, misalignments between frames were manually corrected, and image artifacts that occurred when the camera was facing towards the sun were partially corrected. The images were interpolated by a factor of 20 to create a smooth animation. The animation was rendered in the Youtube 4K UHD resolution of 3840x2160. An original animation file with a resolution of (5568x5568) is available on request.

To answer frequently asked questions; why are city lights, the Sun, and other stars not visible? City lights are not visible because they are thousands of times less bright than the reflection of sunlight off the Earth. If the camera was sensitive enough to detect city lights, the Earth would be overexposed. The Sun is not visible due to mechanisms used to protect the camera CCD from direct exposure to sunlight. A circular mask on the CCD ensures that only the Earth is visible. This mask can be seen as pixelation on Earth's horizon. The mask also excludes stars from view, although they would not be bright enough to be visible to this camera.

Image Credit: NTs OMZ (http://eng.ntsomz.ru/electro).
Image processing by James Tyrwhitt-Drake"


Monday, November 17, 2014

Comet 67P on 4 November - NAVCAM



"This mosaic comprises four individual NAVCAM images taken from 31.8 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 4 November 2014. The image resolution is 2.7 m/pixel and thus each original 1024 x 1024 pixel frame measured 2.8 km across. The mosaic has been slightly rotated and cropped, and measures roughly 4.6 x 3.8 km.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO"

Philae lander.


[HOONIGAN] KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA SEVEN: WILD IN THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES


Published on Nov 17, 2014

PHOTOS: https://www.hoonigan.com/gymkhana7
PRODUCT: http://www.zumiez.com/brands/hoonigan...

"Hoonigan, Ford and Need For Speed proudly present Ken Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN; Wild in the Streets: Los Angeles."


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dawn of Def Jam: Rick Rubin Returns to His NYU Dorm Room


Published on Oct 16, 2014

"Def Jam was started 30 years ago in Rick Rubin's NYU dorm room. Watch him go back to the place where it all began for the very first time.

Get the full story at: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/vid..."


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Channel Cheese - How to break open a Parmesan cheese with Carlo Guffanti


Published on Mar 7, 2012 ChannelCheeseTV