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Return of the Blog: Where the film is today
The blog has been offline for some time because it just seemed like too much work for me to maintain with everything else. However, we now have a great group of volunteers handling social media updates as well as website updates and that has been working very well. But sometimes a short Facebook post or 140 character Twitter update just does not give enough time...
In Saturn’s Rings @ Astronomy Days
Watch and share! This is a promo piece for film that really shows the wide range of audience appeal for the film. It was shot at Astronomy Days by a friend and long-time supporter Ioannis Batsios (visit his website here).[ba-vimeoflex videoid="61027354"]...
Emergency Donations needed – film production stalled
First, thank you for your amazing support and generosity as this project nears completion. I've not had to put a call for donations in some time and monthly donations have covered all normal expenses.But in case you have missed the news on the Facebook or Twitter, the main workstation computer used in production for the film suffered fatal damage during the renders of new footage for Astronomy Days (see that footage here -...
Major New Milky Way Image Composite
After three years of trying, I finally have the all-sky milky way mosaic photograph needed for the "big shots" in the film - it's 648 Megapixels!!!! This image is to scale showing how much larger it is the one I've used for test shot! Thanks to Axel Mellinger for his amazing work in putting this together.It's created from 3000 original dark sky photographs in Texas,...
More Titan & Saturn beauty
More Titan & Saturn beauty. This is my redo of a composite color image that is out there - my take on a better color balance. Also did some work on better moon placement between the red/blue/green exposures. ...
Titan B&W Art by Cassini
Some stunning B&W photos by Cassini I found by going through the raw archives of Cassini provided by volunteer programmer extraordinaire Kevin McAbee. ...