Featured on The Atlantic, July 2014. http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/373772/why-does-the-moon-fascinate-us/
For a long time I've found myself taking a curious solace in staring up at the moon's pitted face, perhaps when I was sitting on the bus staring out the window, or a car in the early morning, or walking down the street. The moon has fascinated me in this intangible way for my whole life, as it has many other people at least one moment in their lives, here or there. What is it about the moon that draws us? Not only our eyes and our telescopes, but our science fiction, or music, our flying machines?
That's why I made this film. I wanted to explore that very question: Why the moon?
New York Times editorial, "The Human Moon" dated November | http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/opinion/17tue4.html?_r=0
Much of the research and inspiration for this film was in reading "Moon: A Brief History" by Bernd Brunner | http://www.amazon.ca/Moon-Brief-History-Bernd-Brunner/dp/0300177690
More on the history of the moon | http://lunar.ksc.nasa.gov/history/moonh.html
First images ever taken of the moon orbiting the Earth | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CzBlSXgzqI#t=60
JFK's Memorandum that led directly to the Apollo program | http://history.nasa.gov/Apollomon/apollo1.pdf
A history of the moon and our culture | http://www.moonzoo.org/Moon_Culture_and_History
Written, narrated, directed & animated by Asher Isbrucker
All music composed and performed by Chris Zabriskie (www.chriszabriskie.com), and used under Attribution license
In order of play:
From the album "I Am A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor" (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/I_Am_a_Man_Who_Will_Fight_for_Your_Honor/)
"I Am A Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor"
"The Sun Is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow"
From the album "Cylinders" (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/2014010103336111/)
Photos & images:
Fred Locklear (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zamb0ni/)
Hamish Irvine (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/topaz-mcnumpty/)
Beau Rogers (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/beaurogers/)
Lucas Bolle Reddat (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)
Chris Ford (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisschoenbohm/)
Aurelien Guichard (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aguichard/)
Luis Argerich (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lrargerich/)
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/)
NASA Archival photos are public domain
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio (http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=4118)
Bill Blevins (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbobgEF1iWM)
Trey Reynolds (Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/92110372)
StarDustTV (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CfiqwXk8x0)
Oldstuff4all (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAqjsBlaaB4)
Michael Black (Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user4157263)
Mockmoon (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mockmoon2000)
Martin Junius (Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/67413608)
Beachfront B-Roll (http://www.beachfrontbroll.com/)
This film would not at all have been possible without the incredible generosity of photographers, videographers, and musicians who make their work free for others to use; or the platforms that host them, like Creative Commons or Wikimedia Commons.