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lewis886 06-27-2017 01:16 PM

NEPTUNE: A Planetary Biography - short documentary
 
This is a short film that I made which examines the discovery and exploration of the planet Neptune, and what we know about it.
It started when I read about the story of how Neptune was discovered. I'm a big space geek, and though I watch almost every space documentary I can get my hands on, I'd never heard it. It is a story worth being told, so I decided to tell it, and include a lot of the rest of the basic info about the planet.

Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Edit: It's about 14 min long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D07ioIgYAbE

BeyondtheDomain 07-03-2017 02:35 PM

Think you did a good job - for me audio could of been louder :)

WendyFisher42 07-11-2017 05:17 PM

This is awesome. Smooth, elegant, and easy to take seriously. I never realized that Neptune is blue! And I like the trouble you took to find images of the people who led to its discovery. I dig the overall aesthetic; subtle but majestic. My one piece of feedback is that this overall soothing and left me a little bit sleepy. Interspersing moments of excitement via music/editing/intensity could help viewer retention. It's a wonderful production - well done.

lewis886 07-19-2017 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by WendyFisher42 (Post 426962)
This is awesome. Smooth, elegant, and easy to take seriously. I never realized that Neptune is blue! And I like the trouble you took to find images of the people who led to its discovery. I dig the overall aesthetic; subtle but majestic. My one piece of feedback is that this overall soothing and left me a little bit sleepy. Interspersing moments of excitement via music/editing/intensity could help viewer retention. It's a wonderful production - well done.

Thank you, Wendy. I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much. It was a lot of fun to do. :cool:

I did actually think about the changing-music thing a bit, and a friend who gave me feedback mentioned it. I decided that if it was any longer I would have, but I just felt that it was just short enough to be okay. Maybe I was wrong. I guess I also felt that using anything except the "Neptune" suite from Holst's 'The Planets' would be cheating. haha

Again, I'm really glad you enjoyed it so much, and thanks for the feedback. :D

joelhall 07-20-2017 11:16 AM

Very good, actually. Know what it reminded me of? Those documentaries from the 80s and 90s, when we didn't have our intelligence insulted.

Our of interest, as a fellow planetary nerd, which scope do you use?

John_Whitehead 12-07-2017 05:26 PM

Great Documentary. informative and engaging. I really like the depth of detail you go into both in the audio commentary and the photographic diagrams of Neptune. Superb research.


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