2013 | Austria | Documentary

The ISS Image Frontier - Making the Invisible Visible

  • English 25 mins
  • Director | Christoph Malin

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A tribute to the International Space Station Program and Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer. It can not be overemphasized how Dr. Pettit’s otherworldly, groundbreaking photographic work on the ISS and his passion for astrophotography changed the way we see earth from space. Accompanied with background info on the challenges of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Dr. Pettit and some previously unseen ISS video footage, this shortfilm features a compilation of 4 special ISS timelapses: “intro”, “startrails”, “fisheye” and “aurorae”. Don Pettit’s heart and soul, and a years work has gone into the making of these wonderful sequences, never done before on the International Space Station. Christoph Malin, an international specialist on low light imaging and timelapse processing has meticulously selected, stacked, rendered and edited the compilation from then thousands of images from NASA’s gateway to astronaut’s photography on earth as well as archives of Dr. Pettit. So this film is truly making the invisible visible. Welcome aboard the ISS – enjoy stunning photography and timelapses from the Space Station!

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