bironic: Neil Perry gazing out a window at night (Default)
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Title: Going through space with the world
Fandom: RPF – Chris Hadfield
Music: Intro to "Act on Impulse" by We Were Promised Jetpacks
Length: 2:08
Summary: From "day in the life of an astronaut" videos to international stardom; or, Chris Hadfield and his adorable mustache.
Content notes: None.
Physical notes: The camera is generally stationary, but microgravity = lots of things float around + Hadfield often appears sideways or upside-down.
Thanks: to [personal profile] stultiloquentia for beta.
A/N: A treat for [personal profile] thirdblindmouse for [community profile] festivids 2016-2017. Title from Hadfield's TED Talk; footage from the Canadian Space Agency and other sources. Originally posted here.

This source request caught my eye during the nominations period, and after seeing tbm's Dear Festividder letter, it actually became the first vid I started making, while assignments were still being determined. I had only known Chris Hadfield from a couple of those "What happens when you wring out a washcloth in space" clips and his music video, but soon after starting research for the vid I fell for his other "how to" videos, his smiles and sense of wonder and commitment to education.

I wanted to make something that showed the expansion of joy from schoolchildren to science/space fans to celebrities and guest appearances and was on the lookout for an instrumental piece that built accordingly without being super long, so I was glad to re-stumble upon this song in an NPR guide to last year's SXSW.

And as surmised, a couple of people did guess that [profile] cherryice had made this, because science + Canada. :)

Going through space with the world from bironic on Vimeo.

Date: Feb. 11th, 2017 08:08 pm (UTC)
cinco: Kermit flails and says "Yay! Oh my god." (muppets: YAY)
From: [personal profile] cinco
I love this so much that I cried. In a good way. Chris Hadfield + SPACE = OTP.

Date: Feb. 11th, 2017 08:36 pm (UTC)
topaz_eyes: (happy pikachu)
From: [personal profile] topaz_eyes
OMG this is so JOYFUL! What a celebration of space and science!

Date: Feb. 12th, 2017 02:57 pm (UTC)
mific: (Mcshep space cadets)
From: [personal profile] mific
Oh I hadn't seen this one yet. I love it. He's so delighted with SPACE! So cute, and funny, and inspiring. Lovely crisp shots and great clip choices.

Date: Feb. 14th, 2017 01:04 am (UTC)
mific: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mific

Well all that work really paid off! :)

Date: Feb. 12th, 2017 06:01 pm (UTC)
fenlings: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fenlings
This was so adorable.

Date: Feb. 16th, 2017 12:31 am (UTC)
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
This is so awesome, I am overcome with feeeelings :D

Date: Mar. 23rd, 2017 04:23 am (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Hee! I love that this prompt interested us both, and how we used lots of the same shots, yet got such different (at least IMO) feelings for our vids. Huzzah!

Yours is just so beautifully paced, with a great build. I love how you give such a great overview of his energy and impact on a wide range of people.

Date: Jul. 19th, 2017 01:47 pm (UTC)
jb_slasher: melissa mccarthy (Default)
From: [personal profile] jb_slasher
Oh Mr. Hadfield. This is a lovely, poignant vid about the man and how he conquered Earth with space. <3


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