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Short Film: “Waltz for One” from Intellectual Propaganda

January 28th, 2013 Comments off

Several months ago, I received an email from one of the producers of the low budget short film Waltz for One. I guess they had scanned the web for blogs that posted short films from time to time and somehow came across mine. One form letter (which sadly went unread for a few months) later, and I’m clicking through to Vimeo to watch an impressive work that was completed on a reported budget of $700.

It’s actually quite well done and manages to both capture the idea of loneliness while also making you smile. It was released online, appropriately, on the 49th anniversary of Valery Bykovsky’s record solo space flight. Click through to give it a view.
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From The ISS: The Greatest Show Not On Earth

November 28th, 2011 Comments off

When I first came across this video, my reaction was much like some others: utter astonishment and a few questions as to whether or not it might have been photoshopped. Well, it wasn’t, it just is the majesty of the Earth from just beyond the thin blue line.

It’s also a stark reminder that while the Hubble may get the majority of the press for opening our eyes to both the visible and non-visible beauty of the electro-magnetic spectrum, sometimes the best images are self portraits. Last February, I posted my favorite still self portraits. After the jump, I’ve embedded a video that shares the beauty of that still imagery with the majesty of the time-lapse video.

Believe me, you’re going to enjoy it. Read more…