Italian student filmmaker Giacomo Sardelli used thousands of photographs taken by astronauts in space and made an exquisite time-lapse video called Further Up Yonder.
There have been a lot of these kinds of videos, but Sardelli wanted to do more, to tell a story. I won’t steal his thunder; you can read an excerpt about it below and on his blog. It’s a fun idea.
One thing he did that I appreciate is take care to sync the timing of the video with the music. There’s an added kick when the scene changes in time with the music; it ties together the two senses of sight and sound and adds depth to the experience.
On Earth, everyone is in their own tiny bubble. We are all just trying to survive while it seems the rest of the world is only inching closer towards war, famine, and despair. But, right now, at this very moment, there are a group of humanoids from a slew of different nations and cultures all living together in a tiny metal box, called the International Space Station. Exploring the edge of our world. To inspire more peace and partnership, Giacomo Sardelli published this powerful video, titled Further Up Yonder, with messages from the ISS to help brighten the world back on Earth. Continue reading