Sunday, December 14, 2014

Creative to the max!

Today I came across a fascinating short film (less than four minutes long) by Erik Wernquist.  He writes:

The film is a vision of our humanity's future expansion into the Solar System. Although admittedly speculative, the visuals in the film are all based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. All 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.

The title WANDERERS refer partly to the original meaning of the word "planet". In ancient greek, the planets visible in the sky were collectively called "aster planetes" which means "wandering star". It also refers to ourselves; for hundreds of thousands of years - the wanderers of the Earth. In time I hope we take that leap off the ground and permanently become wanderers of the sky. Wanderers among the wanderers.

There is no apparent story - other than what you might imagine for yourself - and the idea 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.

There's more at the link.

Here's the film.  I highly recommend watching it in full-screen mode to get the most out of it.

Congratulations to Mr. Wernquist on an outstandingly good job.  That's some amazing digital cinematography.



Rev. Paul said...

I wanted to go when I was 18 - and now, 41 years later - I still do.

trailbee said...

Well, Rev. Paul, at 74 you'll still have that itch. I do. :)

Bob said...


I kept saying to myself that sounds like Carl Sagan!

Then-in the credits- it says it was him.

Very cool.

Audio from Carls Cosmic series?

bob said...

"Cosmos" series... sorry.