After premiering at SXSW earlier this week to much buzz, the latest project from Academy Award-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel ("Virunga") has touched down on YouTube. The director has been joined by executive producer J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Epic Digital, as they bring forth "Moon Shot," a brand new series about the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The nine-part documentary series has emerged online today, in partnership with Google.
Created in 2013 as the new interpretive film for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) public Visitor Center, this 24-minute production explores the synergies of technology and human curiosity that power the world's most productive radio telescope. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster (star of the film "Contact," which was based on the novel by Carl Sagan and filmed at the VLA), the program depicts many of the people whose diverse efforts enable the VLA to be a cutting-edge resource for astronomers and humanity worldwide.
For more information about the VLA, where we welcome visitors at no charge, visit public.nrao.edu. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Aqui abaixo está uma coisa realmente fantástica, um live stream em vídeo em direto da Estação Espacial Internacional. Se o ecrã estiver a negro, é porque estamos a sobrevoar a noite terrestre. Se estiver a cinzento é porque se perdeu a ligação ou estão a trocar de câmara. Se quiserem saber o que estão a ver, o que estão a sobrevoar, é irem a este site que mostra essa informação. No momento em que faço este post, sobrevoo a Sibéria.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts' perspective of Earth 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 important commentary on the wider implications of this new understanding for both our society, and our relationship to the environment.
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 ———-
De vez em quando há filmes que sintetizam tudo o que Hollywood pode dar ao cinema. 'Gravidade' de Alfonso Cuarón, que estreia amanhã em Portugal, é um desses filmes. Passo a enumerar: as estrelas certas a desempenhar os papéis certos; um argumento bem construído capaz de sustentar a adrenalina; uns toques de sentimentalidade para quem se sentir a isso inclinado; um uso inteligente da tecnologia que justifica a ida à sala em desprimor de ecrãs mais pequenos; uma banda sonora entre o sinfónico e o operático; uma montagem irrepreensível e uma inteligência e sensibilidade visuais que embrulham o conjunto com brilhantismo.
Apesar dos esforços da indústria, parece haver cada vez menos filmes americanos que justifiquem a dimensão da sala escura e o custo acrescido dos bilhetes. Como dizia ontem o João Lopes na apresentação do filme, Gravidade é daqueles filmes que nos lembram de novo que vamos ao cinema para ver coisas que não conseguimos ver em mais sítio nenhum.