Odessa, a short film, music by High Skies

Odessa, a short film by Cidney Hue, with music by High Skies.

BEST Narrative Short – Chain NYC Film Festival 2013
BEST Director of a Short – Chain NYC Film Festival 2013
BEST Sci-Fi Short – Atlantic City Cinefest/Downbeach Film Festival 2013

After a year of film festivals, Odessa, is now available to view in full and download on Vimeo and YouTube.

Music: High Skies – The Earth at Night

More info at odessathefilm.com

High Skies – The Earth at Night – video

High Skies – The Earth at Night
The shimmering lights of Earth on an ordinary night, as seen from space.
Also available in 3D viewing mode.
Images by Worldwide Telescope / NASA

High Skies – Sounds of Earth is now available in Flac format for the first time from our new shop…

We’ve just completed videos for all the tracks on the ‘High Skies – Sounds of Earth’ release, next week will be the final in the series, the title track, Sounds of Earth.

1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come
3 Voyage en Argent
4 Forecast Fire
5 The Earth at Night
6 Sounds of Earth (next week)

High Skies – Forecast Fire – video

High Skies – Forecast Fire
Time lapse photography courtesy of ESO (C Malin, B Tafreshi, S Guisard, José Francisco).
Photography from the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

High Skies – Sounds of Earth is now available in Flac format for the first time from our new shop…

We’ve just completed videos for all the tracks on the ‘High Skies – Sounds of Earth’ release and will be posting a new video every week.

1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come
3 Voyage en Argent
4 Forecast Fire
5 The Earth at Night (next week)
6 Sounds of Earth (one week)

High Skies – Voyage en Argent – video

High Skies – Voyage en Argent
3D CGI by James Blinn, NASA, 1981. Voyager flyby of Saturn.

Anyone familiar with computer graphics will be familiar with James Blinn, he was a pioneer in the early days and has the technique of Blinn Shading named after him. A technique for describing how light reflects off a surface.

High Skies – Sounds of Earth is now available in Flac format for the first time from our new shop…

We’ve just completed videos for all the tracks on the ‘High Skies – Sounds of Earth’ release and will be posting a new video every week.

1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come
3 Voyage en Argent
4 Forecast Fire (next week)
5 …
6 …

High Skies – Au Début du Voyage – video

High Skies – Au Début du Voyage.
Using actual moon flyover footage created by JAXA (used by kind permission)
We’ve just completed videos for all the tracks on the ‘High Skies – Sounds of Earth’ release and will be posting a new video every Monday.

1 Au Début du Voyage
2 The Shape of Things to Come (coming next Monday)
3 …

Gas 0095 T-shirts Available Again, Extra Colours, Styles

We’ve teamed up with our printers for a special offer of more colours, styles, and sizes for our Gas t-shirts. From XS to 2XL, adult, long sleeve, ladies fitted and kids, but only for pre-orders taken now. After this offer has finished we will only have a reduced selection again. Every order includes a free Moog Modular card model.

BE QUICK, OFFER ENDING AT NOON TODAY! – 12pm GMT, Fri 12 Nov

The same high quality shirts and five colour solid inks as before.  The ladies Tshirts are fitted, with tapered sides, and Eurostyle fit in the neck, shoulders and sleeves.

These are the new colour options. Note that on some screens they may all look very similar. Navy is a very dark blue, and Green is Ocean Green, a very dark green.

Gas 0095 - T-shirt colors

COLOURS SIZES PRICE
ADULT Black, Navy, Green S – 2XL £16 . €19 . $25    ORDER
LONG SLEEVE Black, Navy, Green S – 2XL £19 . €22 . $30    ORDER
LADIES FITTED Black, Navy S – 2XL £15 . €18 . $23    ORDER
KIDS Black, Navy, Green XS – XL £14 . €17 . $21    ORDER

All prices include shipping.

INSTRUCTIONS
Choose a t-shirt style above and click on ORDER. This will take you to PayPal where you can add your choice of colour (black, navy or green) and size (listed below) to the ‘Add special instructions to merchant’ box (in PayPal). Please contact us here if you need any help or have any questions.

SIZES
ADULT and LONG SLEEVE
(Gildan Ultra)
S (34-36″)  M (38-40″)  L (42-44″)  XL (46-48″)  2XL (50-52″)

LADIES FITTED (Gildan SoftStyle Ladies)
S (8-10) M (10-12)  L (12-14)  XL (14-16)  2XL (16-18)

KIDS (Gildan Heavy Cotton)
XS (26″)  S (30″)  M (32″)  L (34″)  XL (36″)

T-Shirt ladies
Ladies fitted style top

We’ve had to embed our shopping cart temporarily on the blog as it’s a limited offer. We know it’s not perfect but please let us know here if you have any problems with ordering.

High Skies t-shirts also available (only medium and large sizes left)
This is only a limited offer which will end in a few days, so please order now.

Gas 0095 T-shirts sold out

Thanks to everyone who bought one of our t-shirts, the Gas 0095 shirts have now all sold out!

Gas 0095 - t-shirts sold out

We still have some of the High Skies – Sounds of Earth t-shirts left, although they’re going fast too, the small and XL have now sold out also.

High Skies - T-shirts

All best quality 205gsm heavyweight Fruit of the Loom (Super Premium) and Gildan (Ultra) 100% cotton t-shirts. Lovingly screen printed by hand in four colour, thick, plastisol inks.

View our High Skies t-shirts…

High Skies – The Earth at Night (fan made video)

Tom McBride sent us this super charming video he made for The Earth at Night, from our recent High Skies – Sounds of Earth EP. The video and music work great together; both have a childlike positiveness and are looking ahead to a future where everything is silver.

TOM McBRIDE:
The way I put music to video is simply find things that fit as opposed to making them fit.

The video sampled was from ‘Way Stations in Space’ (1961), which was an educational film that introduced “the basic scientific principles of using a manned space platform in helping explore the universe.”

I felt that this portion of the film captured a kind-of passive innocence that resonated throughout the three minutes and four seconds of “The Earth at Night”.

At first, I thought the track title and video clashed horribly but then I developed a small storyline to make them mesh. At the beginning the space ship arrives to re-supply and give communiques from Earth that are to be relayed into space. The video then pans to an underground communications facility where the greetings are being relayed, then to people working on the Lunar surface who are maintaining the communications equipment. Finally, the ship leaves right after the last greetings is sent, and then proceeds onto Mars and subsequently the rest of of the universe.

Many thanks Tom!

Woob Interviews High Skies – Part II

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Part II of my interview with Paul Frankland (Woob) on his Season 9 blog, where we talk about future work, future synthesis, favourite gear and recording Gas 0095.

High Skies – Sounds of Earth by  microscopics

Part I of our previous interview is here…

Read the interview Part II…