EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot

1 07 2010

“This piece contains readings from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”. I have edited his words to tell this short narrative.

The Time lapse images were taken in Mexico and Utah.

The piano is self-composed.

I hope you enjoy this piece, it has given me hope once again.”

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/2822787%5D

– Video and piano composition made by Michael Marantz





PLANTS are BADASS

30 05 2010

How was this shot? A little reality, a little fakery and whole lot of creativity. Check out this amazing how-its-made video:

BBC’s Private Life of Plants Programme





Let me alone

26 04 2010

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/10238100%5D

– Directed by Francois Peyranne
– Song by Izia (Title: Let me alone)





The Longest Way

6 04 2010

-by Christoph Rehage

“Additional info:
– I never finished my original goal of walking to Germany. Instead, I walked for a year and roughly 4500km, passed the desert of Gobi, and then decided to stop walking for now.
– All of the distance from Beijing to Ürümqi has been completed solely on foot, straight good old walking. There are instances where you can see me in the video sitting on a plane or riding a boat, but those are during breaks I had to take from walking, either to sort out bureaucracy issues or to take care of some personal things.
– I had been planning this trip for over a year before I even started, and getting as far as I got was an experience for which I am very grateful.
– Obtaining the necessary visa for a trip like this was not very easy, hence I had to go back to Beijing a few times to resolve some issues.
– The songs I used in the video are 1) Zhu Fengbo – “Olive Tree” and 2) The Kingpins – “L’aventurier” – visit the Kingpins website if you want to know more, they are very cool I think.
– This is not a strict “1 pic a day” video, because I wanted to make it a bit more alive by adding some additional movement. Sometimes during the film you would follow me turn around, or something would happen in the background. I tried to capture these moments to make the video more interesting.
– The core of this project is in fact my website “www.thelongestway.com” where I have posted my extensive travel diary, starting from day 1 (Nov 9th 2007) and describing every single day until the end one year later.”





One Year in 90 seconds

26 03 2010

How this video was made.