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In Saturn’s Rings call for music “Infinitum”
INFINITUM is the opening music for the film “In Saturn’s Rings” composed by accomplished film composer and musician Pieter Schlosser.We are seeking musicians – from solo to full orchestra – to create performances of his composition that will be layered into a final mix. You can be as creative as you want – as long it matches tempo of original composition so we can layer...
Latest News on Film
In case you missed the newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bnTZff, the latest update on the film is: 7.5 Million Photographs!!! It's a hot summer in Greensboro, NC, but I'm only occasionally seeing the sun. Lots of news in this update: 7.5 Million Photographs, Adagio for Strings on the radio, welcoming a new sponsor, and "the silver lining" of the film's delays.So many photographs...
Processing…Processing…Processing…
The blog has not gone away, just a little quiet as the last 4 months has presented the most difficult and challenging work in the film with the SDSS galaxy cleanup. Here's a timelapse I slapped together to give you a taste of what I've been doing since mid January - and will continue to be doing until into June.[ba-vimeoflex videoid="126973394"]...
Final Pickup Shots (all 30k!) complete – Timelapse Shoot Wrap
If you recall from the last update, I was getting ready to embark to the Outer Banks, Rodanthe, NC to shoot stills and time-lapses for the finale of the film. Like other items, this shoot was delayed for over a year due to ankle & health issues. But it is complete. I shot almost 30,000 stills, mostly time-lapse but also some panoramic images.The ending of...
What’s Up This Week (er Month) with ISR
It's been too long since I posted an update (there will be a larger email update in April) but here's a quick tour of what's going on.Progress and challenges on the opening sectionThe primary section of that film that is behind schedule - the fly-through of the universe from the Beginning to Earth - about 1/4 of the film - is coming along. We have...
Today’s Find – A Comet!
Clean-up work of the SDSS data continues (more about that here). It's about the hardest things I can ever recall doing both due to the millions of image files to go through but also the level of eye focus and mental strain it requires.But unexpected pleasures come along the way. Like today, which turned up this lovely little image that turned about to be a...
What’s Up with ISR This Week
More of the same - and the waiting game. I'm continuing to work on cleaning up rogue stars, corrupt files and problems with the millions of cutouts in SDSS data I mentioned last time. I've developed good speed and getting through a decent chunk every session.Plus, Bill Eberly, lead on the SDSS programming volunteers, wrote code to resize all the cleaned cutouts to 750 x...
My God, it’s Full of Stars.
http://youtu.be/oALxLNOhI6I?t=1m44s The other reason( than the health issues) that that film is taking longer to complete is the work on the opening section which involves 5.6 million images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and thousands of high resolution images from Hubble, ESO and more. We will have a full blog post detailing how this section is being made from the full team, but we are...
What’s Up This Week
Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. I'm feeling rested and ready to start building my fitness up after nearly 10 months of being unable to exercise.I'm going to post regular updates here on where things are progressing for the film. I will also be putting a more detailed live status page on the website once we figure out the web code. Here's what is happening:Final upgrade...