Un messaggio time lapse dallo spazio
Dopo un anno passato a guardare lo spazio, a caccia di misteri, punti di vista e prospettive alternative, con le incredibili immagini condivise da astronauti e scienziati, approfitto del time-lapse realizzato da Giacomo Sardelli per farvi gli auguri più spaziali.
Un messaggio video per tutta l'umanità che arriva dallo spazio profondo, realizzato con le immagini scaricate dalla Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center e modificate con Photoshop CS6, condiviso on line, io ci sono arrivata via facebook.
Un messaggio che io ho sottotitolato in italiano, ma è possibile fare lo stesso in olandese, lettone, polacco, ceco, sottotitoli in cinese, bulgaro, francese, tedesco, spagnolo, portoghese e inglese su universalsubtitles.
I focused my workflow on colours and harmony of movements, syncing every frame with the music and the voices of the astronauts. Every picture has been post processed individually before being imported in the NLE software, as I tried to take the most out of every image in terms of colours, contrast and neatiness.
Pictures were downloaded from the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center and edited with Photoshop CS6. Even if they were Hi-res images shot with Nikon D3S cameras, a lot of noise removal and color correction was needed, especially for those shots at ISO 3200, which was the highest ISO speed limit I've allowed myself to use, exception made for the last sequence of the spinning world, which comes from a sequenze of shots taken at ISO 12800. Daytime shots were taken at ISO 200. I've used Topaz Denoise 5 for noise removal, as it is very powerful and accurate when dealing with shadows and blacks.
Editing was made with Adobe Premiere CS6, with a 2K workflow, which allowed me to scale, rotate and pan image sequences whose native resolution is 4K. The video was downscaled to 1280x720 resolution for Vimeo. The original 2K version is available for download on my blog (link on top of this description).