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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)


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

EXOSCI.COM

Here is the site dedicated to Carl Sagan, One Cosmos.net

Carl Sagan Tribute

Published on Sep 19, 2015 A tribute to the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan. For more videos, visit futurism.com Suggested by AdRev for a 3rd Party Partner with AdRev and Make Money on YouTube! Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License


GROUND STATION CHILLAX

"11,2 km/s" is the official theme music for ESA's Estrack ground station network. It was composed by Gautier Acher,
a 17-year-old student living in Paris, France, and entered in the 2015 Tracking Station Music Contest, which celebrated
the 40th anniversary of the Estrack network. Gautier's top-ranked entry was selected from a field 117 submissions received from over a dozen countries. Gautier wrote: "This track is a triptych that shows space is vast, but is full of interesting things, such as humankind,
stars, comets, planets... It describes great achievements, in the past, and in the future." While only three entrants could win prizes in the music contest, and only 10 could be at the top, the ESA judging panel praised all 117 submissions. Judges commented that, "We heard some marvellous stuff created by people who are passionate, motivated and imaginative in their pursuit of music
that reflects the central themes of exploration into our Universe, technological excellence and the dreams of humanity’s journeys into space." In 1975, the ground station at Villafranca in Spain became the kernel of the ESA Tracking network, which now comprises 10 stations in seven countries
and in 2015 celebrates four decades of providing links to space for ESA's science, Earth, observatory and exploration missions. Since inception, Estrack has expanded worldwide and today employs cutting-edge technology to link mission controllers with spacecraft orbiting Earth,
voyaging deep in our Solar System and anywhere in between (more information in our Estrack web site). Congratulations the top 10 entrants as well as the top three prize winners. Special congratulations to Gautier Acher Released: 24/09/2015 Length: 00:03:11

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