Magnetic Movie


Scientists from NASA's Space Sciences Laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.


Credits

A film by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt
Photographed and Recorded at the Space Sciences Laboratory UC Berkeley
Space Physicists in order of appearance: Janet Luhmann, Bill Abbett, David Brain, Stephen Mende
VLF Radio Recordings Stephen P McGreevy


Synopses

Natural magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic, ever-changing geometries.

Scientists from NASA's Space Sciences Laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.

Natural magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic, ever-changing geometries as scientists from NASA's Space Sciences Laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.

The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic, ever-changing geometries. All action takes place around NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries. Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers’ produced by fleeting electrons. Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?


Technical information

Animated photographs, using sound-controlled CGI and 3D compositing.