The Elektro-L No.1 Russian weather satellite produces 121-megapixel images that capture the Earth in one shot instead of a collection of pictures from multiple flybys stitched together (as done by NASA). The result is the highest-resolution single picture of Earth yet. The satellite takes a full image of Earth from its stationary point over 35,000 kilometers above the Indian Ocean every 30 minutes, providing the material for the video below. The images have a resolution of one kilometer per pixel! James Drake obtained over 350 full-resolution photos and used them to make several videos showcasing a day in the life of Earth.
Check out a zoom-able version of one of the images here!
Shows you just how tiny we are!
I have been loving stop motion for a while now. At the moment I’m trying to convince a photographer friend of mine to give me a hand in making our own little video. Still figuring out the little things at the moment but hopefully we’ll get around to it.
Address Is Approximate
‘Address Is Approximate’ is a stop motion animation I found quite some time ago & I just love it! Director Tom Jenkins describes the story as “A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.” Its so creative and incredibly well done. If you check out their Vimeo channel you will also find a pre-production video which is pretty cool!
This is my all time favourite stop motion animation! “Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.” This has won so many awards that I don’t think anybody is even counting any more. It has also been made available on YouTube with subtitles in over 20 different languages!