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WHEN WILL IT BE DONE? PT.1
(Part 1 of the long-promised multi-part series covering past, present & future of In Saturn's Rings)  Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.—Ovid For years now, almost with exception, every time I see, e-mail, or talk on the phone a friend, colleague, or family member, sooner or later the Question is asked. The Question is something that hangs in the air — this Question that good...
Welcome to the new site!
At long last, as long promised, we have the new and official website for In Saturn's Rings. Complete with the new official look for the film with a logo built off an actual frame from the film. A huge thank you is due to two amazing volunteers who've donated this entire site to the film, Tia Hidayat and Jamie Lawson. Be sure to check out Tia's company...
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...
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...
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,...
The Big News – Global Distribution!
Some wonderful holiday news for In Saturn's Rings and all of the wonderful supporters who have believed in this project over the years. I'm excited and grateful to announce that the film has signed a global distribution agreement with BIG and Digital Distribution for distribution in IMAX® Theaters, IMAX® Dome theaters, giant screen, fulldome planetarium and digital cinema venues world-wide.Simply, this means the film now has the...