Imagination and Creation: David Fuhrer

Blue Moon by David Fuhrer

David Fuhrer is an amazing illustrator and digital artist from Switzerland. The Surrealist theme to his work seems reminiscent of Salvador Dali, especially Fuhrer’s work entitled “Red Apple”.

“Drug Free Zone” has a beautiful, traveling composition. The way it leads you from one section of the painting to the next is magical. I love the illustrative style of the trees, but what really puts this piece over the edge is the depth of field added.

With all of David Fuhrer’s artwork, I encourage you to really look close, the detail is absolutely astonishing.

The Homeworld by David Fuhrer
The Homeworld by David Fuhrer

 

Sweet Mary Jane by David Fuhrer
Sweet Mary Jane by David Fuhrer

 

Red Apple by DavidFuhrer
Red Apple by DavidFuhrer

 

Metal Heart by David Fuhrer
Metal Heart by David Fuhrer

 

Magrathea by David Fuhrer
Magrathea by David Fuhrer

 

Drug Free Zone by David Fuhrer
Drug Free Zone by David Fuhrer

 

Bot World by David Fuhrer
Bot World by David Fuhrer

 

Blue Moon by David Fuhrer
Blue Moon by David Fuhrer

To see more of David Fuhrer’s work, visit his portfolio website.

Suspended in a sunbeam

Video posted to YouTube by CarlSaganPortal.

“Gravel paths on hillsides amid moon-drawn vineyards,
click of pearls upon a polished nightstand
soft as rainwater, self-minded stars, oboe music
distant as the grinding of icebergs against the hull
of the self and the soul in the darkness
chanting to the ecstatic chance of existence.”

Nights on Planet Earth by Campbell McGrath, Poetry Magazine, March 2008

“A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam . . . “

Sagan puts things into perspective for saints and sinners alike.

Dirt! The Movie – Or the thin red line of the Earth

DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.

The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, “dirt is very much alive.” Though, in modern industrial pursuits and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted. “Drought, climate change, even war are all directly related to the way we are treating dirt.”

DIRT! the Movie–narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

DIRT! the Movie is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in our notion of what dirt is. The movie teaches us: “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a call to action.

“The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.”

What we’ve destroyed, we can heal.

DirtTheMovie.org

Awesome movie trailer of Dirt!

For you, for me. For our home

Two excellent videos that shows our planet.
Enjoy the pictures and music.
Plus, try to do something to keep it a comfortable home. For you, for me and all the animals that inhabit the planet, of which we are responsible, morally responsible.

Oceans : Disney film

Incredible documentary ocean, is the most eagerly awaited by all fans of such films, as this is the most expensive film in history spending an estimated 50 million Euros, but the fact is that this is no ordinary documentary, because it have recorded images showing the public new marine creatures, some rarely seen and reaching depths where the man had never arrived.

Watch the trailer, will be an awesome movie, to others was supported by Disney Pictures and Notro Films

Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film “Earth,” brings “Oceans” to the big screen on Earth Day, 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and “Oceans” boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind—exploring the playful splendor and the harsh reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within. Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, “Oceans” offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful yet enchanting motion picture that unfolds on 27 January, 2010.

See for Earth Film in my post : Earth : Disney film

Wallpaper:

Oceans - Wallpaper
Oceans - Wallpaper

The official website : http://www.oceans-lefilm.com/

Home – Film (Video)

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.

The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.

HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

HOME official website
http://www.home-2009.com

PPR is proud to support HOME
http://www.ppr.com

HOME is a carbon offset movie
http://www.actioncarbone.org

More information about the Planet
http://www.goodplanet.info


See this video in : http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=jqxENMKaeCU&t=vjVQa1PpcFPzY7BXs7tE1qexGwcR-tzXRExAQ8sHZtM%3D

Earth : Disney film

A scene from Disneynature's "Earth"In 2005, this little French nature documentary came along and changed the box-office rules. March of the Penguins earned $77 million in U.S. theaters. And Disney, which distributed the film in some countries, including France, took notice. The studio that invented the modern family-friendly nature film, with its True Life Adventures in the 1940s through the ’60s, has been in and out of nature filmmaking. It was time to send Disney crews into the wild again.

“It seemed like a natural, without playing on words, to carry on this Disney tradition,” says Jean-Francois Camilleri, executive vice president and general manager of Disneynature, the studio’s new documentary division. “Most of the people who are filming in the wild as we speak were inspired by those early Disney films.”

That’s certainly true of Mark Linfield. The co-director of the BBC’s acclaimed Earth series, he co-directed Disneynature’s first feature film. Earth opens in theaters on Wednesday: Earth Day.

“My earliest wildlife-film memories was watching black and white TV of Perri the squirrel, beavers and nature films in the living room with my family,” Linfield says. “Those were Disney True Life Adventures, which were shown in the U.K. when I was growing up. They must have been quite formative because I had an enthusiasm for wildlife from a very early age.”

Earth is an introduce-the-new-studio film, says Camilleri, a movie that covers “all the Earth.” Earth ranges from pole to pole, through forests, deserts and even into the ocean. It is built on footage (some never broadcast) from the BBC series that Linfield and Alastair Fothergill directed. Camilleri says that the plan “was to launch our first film on Earth Day. The movie we wanted to launch this studio with should be about everything in nature, all parts of the world. The second film will be about the oceans, then film by film we will focus in closer on some details of natural life — chimpanzees, for instance, lions, pollinators.”

The Earth team spent 2,000 days filming, with four or five crews in the field at any given time, says co-director Fothergill. “We literally filmed from pole to pole, from the top of mountains to the bottom of the ocean. Over-wintering with emperor penguins at minus 70 degrees centigrade was demanding. Diving with sailfish — 75-mph fish with javelins on their noses — was tricky. Working with elephants in the sandstorm the helicopter almost crashed.”

All in pursuit of images never before seen on screen — sailfish sweeping their sword-like bills through schools of baitfish, stunning them, lions tackling an elephant, birds of paradise offering their courtship displays.

“We have to be innovative,” Camilleri says. “For big-screen versions of these films, you have to be a little bit more on the edge. Alastair and Mark came to us three years ago [the film was commissioned at the same time as the TV series] and are doing films for us. They are probably the best in the world at this genre. We are doing a chimpanzee film and an African cats on the Serengeti film with them.

“Luc Jacquet who directed March of the Penguins is doing a film for us. Jacques Perrin who did Winged Migration is doing Oceans for us. We have the best nature filmmakers in the world making movies for us.”

The idea, Camilleri says, is to release one Disneynature film a year — Oceans in 2010, Naked Beauty: A Love Story that Feeds the Earth (about insects and animals that pollinate) in two years, African cats in three years, chimpanzees in 2013.

Will it pay off? Maybe, says Brandon Gray, president and publisher of the movie-biz Web site Boxofficemojo.

“There’s always room for family films, and nature documentaries are part of Disney’s brand,” Gray says. “As long as their expectations are kept in check — it will be hard to match March of the Penguins, but they could certainly do Winged Migration business [$11 million] — they’ll do well.”

Fothergill says that making family-friendly documentaries for the big screen meant that they wouldn’t be “getting up on our soap box.” The environmental message of the movies would be more subtle, “this is what’s still out there and worth saving.”

And they’d always have that entertaining Disney touch.

“This big cat movie we’re doing is all drama and intrigue, a real Serengeti soap opera,” Fothergill laughs. “And the chimpanzees? They literally are writing their own script. If they get their hands on a typewriter, look out!”

Educators can go to disney.go.com/disneynature to find 58 pages of support materials about great migrations, predators and prey and other phenomena depicted in Earth.