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vid title: We Are All Connected
music: Symphony of Science's "We Are All Connected", featuring Bill Nye, Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman and Neil deGrasse Tyson, was made from sampling The History Channel's Universe series, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series. Carl Sagan's lyrics written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter.
source: season one of Stargate Universe
duration: 3:15


summary: The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.

download: 30mb xvid avi via mediafire




[deGrasse Tyson]
We are all connected;
To each other, biologically
To the earth, chemically
To the rest of the universe, atomically

[Feynman]
I think nature's imagination
Is so much greater than man's
She's never going to let us relax

[Sagan]
We live in an in-between universe
Where things change all right
But according to patterns, rules,
Or as we call them, laws of nature

[Nye]
I'm this guy standing on a planet
Really I'm just a speck
Compared with a star, the planet is just another speck
To think about all of this
To think about the vast emptiness of space
There's billions and billions of stars
Billions and billions of specks

[Sagan]
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it
But the way those atoms are put together
The cosmos is also within us
We're made of star stuff
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

Across the sea of space
The stars are other suns
We have traveled this way before
And there is much to be learned

[deGrasse Tyson]
I know that the molecules in my body are traceable
To phenomena in the cosmos
That makes me want to grab people in the street
And say, have you heard this?

[Sagan]
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it
But the way those atoms are put together
The cosmos is also within us
We're made of star stuff
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

(Richard Feynman on hand drums and chanting)

[Nye]
To think about all of this
To think about the vast emptiness of space
There's billions and billions of stars
Billions and billions of specks

[Sagan]
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it
But the way those atoms are put together
The cosmos is also within us
We're made of star stuff
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

Across the sea of space
The stars are other suns
We have traveled this way before
And there is much to be learned

Date: 2010-06-21 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sol-se.livejournal.com
Oh my god. Wow. I'm speechless. That was fascinating and gorgeous and breathtakingly intricate. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.

Date: 2010-06-21 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
:) You're one of the reasons I started watching. You made it sound so good and it was. I have so many favorite characters (pretty much everyone except Young and Telford).

Date: 2010-06-23 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sol-se.livejournal.com
Score! \o/

Yep yep, same. I love almost all the characters. And I think Young still has the potential to be interesting in season 2. C'mon, writers!
Edited Date: 2010-06-23 02:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-23 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
He could, but he's my least favorite. I think it's partly because he's in charge and he doesn't handle things well when they go wrong.

Date: 2010-06-21 09:01 pm (UTC)
ext_8571: (sgu - chloe)
From: [identity profile] slippery-fish.livejournal.com
Oh, this is such an interesting vid!

Date: 2010-06-21 09:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-21 11:09 pm (UTC)
ext_14751: (Default)
From: [identity profile] ellie-i.livejournal.com
Wow, wow, wow! I'm going to go watch this again now. And then maybe one more time.

Date: 2010-06-21 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
LOL, thank you for watching and rewatching. :)
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Date: 2010-06-25 07:18 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-06-24 09:00 am (UTC)
shinealightonme: (sgu white sand)
From: [personal profile] shinealightonme
OMG, this is stunning. Just...wow.

Date: 2010-06-25 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
I'm very glad you like!

Date: 2010-06-29 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bop-radar.livejournal.com
Science geekery never looked so pretty! :p

Wow, first, what an awesome track! Feynman samples! Awesome!

I'm going to say something (possibly) weird: I really liked watching this without any fandom knowledge at all, it made me go into the pretty patterns and the visual-concept connection flow... like a fractal! :D Very satisfying viewing on that level, which is not to say I think it would have been less satisfying with more knowledge--just that I felt really content and complete watching it.

They should play this at a comedown party after a rave... if there still were raves. *mourns the 90s*

Date: 2010-06-29 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
I really like the show and it's so pretty. I couldn't resist making the vid once I got the idea. I had tons of fun playing around with the motion and coloring.

I think they still have raves in Ohio. We're a bit behind the rest of the country.

Date: 2010-10-17 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] treelines.livejournal.com
I had a very similar experience with watching your vid, and really enjoyed seeing it.

Date: 2010-06-29 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suechosethis.livejournal.com
Yep that got a big Wow! from me! I found myself open mouthed and stingy eyed, couldn't help smiling at the wonder of it.

I immediately saved a copy - and I hardly ever do that.

This is wondrously beautiful. Thank you :)

Date: 2010-06-29 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
:) Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it, enough to even keep a copy.

Date: 2010-06-29 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
Oh wow dude, oh wow. I don't watch the show, and honestly don't really have any intention of doing so which is why it took me far too long to get around to watching this but my god, it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard and I got chills watching this. I'm sure I'd get more out of it if I knew the series, but in some ways, not knowing it, almost added to the arresting, breathtaking nature of the vid - these people, these specs, I don't know, loving and living and dancing and dying, like atoms on the screen.

In some ways, I feel the visuals were an amazing video "soundtrack" to the song. I want to watch it on repeat forever. <3

Date: 2010-07-01 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
It's strange because the concept behind the vid (people coming together as a group, even while hating each other) was something I'd wanted to do with BSG in Rise, but it didn't come together.

I love Symphony of Science. They have a couple vids, you'd like them. (http://www.symphonyofscience.com/)

I've always been a science nerd, so I geek out over space and such. The show, the song, everything, was like a nerdgasm.

Date: 2010-06-29 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tearful-eye.livejournal.com
oh my GUH! this is too gorgeous, wow.
i have no idea who anyone is, but i adore this so much - i love how you move through colours & characters and jump around in the story (i think) & then THE EDITING. omg, so so pretty. *ded from awesome*

Date: 2010-07-01 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
I think I could make a vid in any fandom, even if I hated it, as long as I think the images are pretty. I played around with the editing a lot on this vid, trying out new things. The coloring on the show is uncredible.

Date: 2010-06-30 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollywoodgrrl.livejournal.com
OH MAH GAHHHH! You made it. And it's totally your type of vid! Love it, love the show, LOVE YOU!

Date: 2010-07-01 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
I watched the season very quickly and found myself getting into so much I had to make a vid.

Thanks!

Date: 2010-07-02 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missbreese.livejournal.com
I'm completely in love with the flow of movement in this vid, it just sucks you right in. I've never seen this show, but the whole of the vid is gorgeous and I'll prolly always think of Stargate as that shiny, pretty show now :) ♥

Date: 2010-07-06 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thanks for watching and leaving a comment! I think this Stargate series is the prettiest.

Date: 2010-07-04 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stultiloquentia.livejournal.com
I love the remix, which I'd heard before. Using it as a vid track is a stroke of genius. Gorgeous, gorgeous work.

Date: 2010-07-06 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
The song is brillant the there are more like it too.

Date: 2010-07-04 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
Oh, beautiful.

Date: 2010-07-06 09:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-18 02:17 pm (UTC)
alias_sqbr: Alien city skyline (atlantis)
From: [personal profile] alias_sqbr
This is lovely. I've only seen a very little of SGU so I mainly enjoyed this as a general "people in the vastness of space" thing and it was just awesome, in multiple meanings of the word.

Date: 2010-08-20 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
"People in the vastness of space" is a beautiful genre. Thanks.

Date: 2010-08-19 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Randomly surfing the internetz I found this, and... wow! It's beautiful!

Date: 2010-08-20 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
:) Thank you.

Date: 2010-09-09 12:22 am (UTC)
ext_80109: (SPN: Jo: a great big world)
From: [identity profile] be-themoon.livejournal.com
I don't remember how I found this, but I've watched this vid many times now and I wanted to let you know it is one of the most beautiful, moving vids I've ever seen. The music is perfect, the cutting is amazing, and the whole flow is just - I dunno how to explain it. It works. Really, really well.

(Also it got me into the show.)

Date: 2010-11-14 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. It seemed like such a weird idea in my head that I had to vid it.

And yay for watching the show!

Date: 2010-09-21 03:39 am (UTC)
ext_61669: (Hybrid Approved)
From: [identity profile] emmiere.livejournal.com
Oh this is so lovely. Not because I love the show (which I've never seen, so maybe?) but just the push and pull of all of them together and part of SPAAACE. Science geekery, wonder and a really brilliant remix. So so awesome to watch a million times.

Date: 2010-11-14 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Thank you. I am a total geek for outer space. I could live in outer space if it was possible. The beauty and wonder of it kills me.

Date: 2011-08-21 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitsunejin.livejournal.com
Just realised, a bloody year too late, that I never left a comment to this - I still don't really know what to say about it, but it's brilliant and beautiful and makes me cry. Flawed as it is, this is what I love about the show - people, real people, living and dying and loving in the vastness of space. They're so small and the universe is so unimaginably large; but it matters, their lives matter and the things they make together matter. This vid is perfect.

Date: 2011-08-24 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
LOL, all comments are welcome, no matter how many years later. That is exactly what I was going for.

Date: 2011-09-02 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com
Would it be possible to get a re-upload? The sendspace link has expired, and the BAM one isn't working for me. *hopeful eyes*

Date: 2011-09-05 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
30mb xvid avi via mediafire (http://www.mediafire.com/?9o5ofgzh5isiz84)
:)

Date: 2011-09-05 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com
Thank you! *downloads joyfully*

Date: 2011-09-05 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sasha-feather.livejournal.com
Is this vid still available for download? The links aren't working for me.

Date: 2011-09-05 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
30mb xvid avi via mediafire (http://www.mediafire.com/?9o5ofgzh5isiz84)
:)

Date: 2011-09-06 12:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-20 02:02 pm (UTC)
ext_218: (bsg hybrid)
From: [identity profile] cyborganize.livejournal.com
OMG when beccatoria made her Symphony of Science vid (Once Upon a Time) I didn't realize you'd also done one (and maybe given her the idea)! So incredible! The fact that there's an actor in common between the two shows makes the echo even stronger.

I have no idea what's going on in the source, but the themes in this vid are so clear and coherent. People = stars = atoms = life. It's visually stunning -- both deeply cosmic and deeply humane.

It makes me sad that you think Rise didn't succeed -- I think it's so fiercely defiant of the show's message and passionately steadfast about ROBOT NETWORKS (like, the Cylons' insurgency in the vid mirrors OURS). But I love this one!

Date: 2012-05-22 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki-miserychic.livejournal.com
Symphony of Silence!!!!! I love it when actors show up in vids repeatedly. Some of them give such great face emotions that they're perfect for vidding.

Not many people braved watching SGU, but it's my favorite one of the franchise. It's dark and centered on the characters and themes.

I think Rise succeeded, but it was so heavily mutilated in the end. I wish I hadn't needed to subvert things so much to get what I wanted for the vid. I wish I could erase so much of season 4.5. I love that I could manipulate it that much, but it was thrilling to see a scifi tv show go the route that I had wanted for BSG.

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