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If you liked the Civ IV "dawn of civilization" animation, watch a Non-CGI version!

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Chibiabos, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Chibiabos

    Chibiabos Chieftain

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    Live action, NOT CGI, taken from the International Space Station!


    Link to video.

    Aurora Borealis, lightning, light from cities ... it reminded me a bit of the Civ IV intro, but even more awesome because its not CGI!
     
  2. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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  3. Chibiabos

    Chibiabos Chieftain

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    Thanks. I still don't have the hang of posting YouTube vids. :(
     
  4. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    If your full link is:

    http://youtu.be/ev9oPUNaqXE

    You just want the code after the last /

    So [youtube.]ev9oPUNaqXE[/.youtube]

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    Also fantastic video. Seeing how bright cities are from space makes me amazed that I can see any stars at night when I'm downtown.

    I think this was taken by JSA with a special developed camera for filming at extremely low light.
     
  5. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Pretty nice, too bad there doesn't seem to be a higher quality vid available.
     
  6. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    1080 is too low?
     
  7. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    I've never met a 1080 snob before :p
     
  8. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton How much Parmesan to put on your umbrella?

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    I wonder where the green flare comes from.
     
  9. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Aurora Borealis, isn't it?
     
  10. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    That was so much more epic watching it with Baba Yetu playing in the background instead of the original music of the video.
     
  11. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Just a passenger

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    And this is why I like this planet.
     

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