Keeping the telescopes on-sky every night is the task of the Keck Observatory Operations and Infrastructure Department. A great crew of guys that I am honored to work alongside. This video is dedicated to the guys of the Keck daycrew who make it all possible.
9 thoughts on “Keck in Motion”
Nice one Andrew and Mark! The video really works the way it was cut to the music, and it is always good to see science through art… Keep up the good work.
Reminds me of a futuristic Koyaanisqatsi. (Can’t wait for the 10 minute Directors cut.)
Very well done. I think also sprach zalustra would have been better tho
ASTOUNDING! Not a fan of the “star trails” effect, but I loved the view of the lasers from what must be the base camp, and most everything else!
I get two types of comments on the effect, folks either love it or hate it, not much in-between. Thanks for the criticism, folks too often say that the piece is great, I seldom get any useful comments that can help me improve. Thanks for spreading the links around as well, the vid is getting a lot of views, with the count steeply increasing.
Incredibly well shot and edited.
Well done, Andrew. Very cool. While Dean doesn’t appear to appreciate the star trail effect, I certainly do. How in the heck did you do that???
The effect was one I first saw in a film by a local astronomer, Jean-Charles Cuillandre of CFHT, in his film Hawaiian Starlight. Thus I call it the Cuillandre effect. You have to set up a method to create a cumulative add of successive frames in the time lapse, saving a frame after every addition to create the video. I used a Photoshop script to accomplish this, one that took me some experimentation to figure out.
Hey, allright! You made it to “Wired” : http://goo.gl/UMggc
Not viral yet, but it is going big! This is a lot of fun.