Field Notes: The Stars and Their Courses

Coudal Partners creates a short film for each of their Field Notes Colors releases. This season’s release, The Night Sky Edition, features a gorgeous black cover with different summer skies on each of the 3-pack. Well, let me just steal their copy because these are some of the best ad guys in the internet age and they can explain it better than I:

For our nineteenth seasonal release, we’ve created a set of memo books that celebrates the summer starscape above North America. Each of the memo books in the 3-Pack features a slice of the sky (early, mid-, and late summer), as well as important constellations (in holographic foil!) and notes for star gazers.

Continuing the trend of stealing from the best, and since this blog post is essentially an advert (see! this is how you do it! you make advertisements that are works of art and other people will spread your ads for you!), here’s how Jim and Co. explain the decision to point a camera at the sky, hit record, and let the heavens do all the heavy lifting:

Dusk to Dawn, 6 Hours and 21 Minutes of “Anti” Time-Lapse

“The idea was fairly simple, though complex in the making: for those of us in big metropolitan, light-polluted areas like Chicago who can’t see the night sky very clearly, we wanted to travel to this beautiful, dark section of rural Nevada and then bring the stars back with us, capturing a full night sky to be played back, in real time.”

Without further ado, here’s the video, all 6 hours and 22 minutes of it, in beautiful 4k:

 

post-script: I think the “anti”-time lapse label is hilarious.

 

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