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November 28th, 2008

E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One:

Back by popular demand - check out our new interactive mosaic, made with thousands of images from the second Moment on Earth... Click away!

February 22nd, 2008

We got our first review today from Grady Harp, one of Amazon's Top 10 Reviewers. Yollayyy! Grady really dug into the DVDBook and got the full experience. If there are other publications or reviewers you think we should submit A Moment on Earth to, please suggest them, here.

January 29th, 2008

Our friends at PictureMosaics asked us a while back if they could use footage from the first film to test a new product they were working on - 3D Full Motion Mosaics. Of course we were game and let them have at it - here is the amazing result:

November 1st, 2007

The first Moment is out! It's a DVDBook! Scroll on the small pics below to check it out! And get it in the Bazaar!

  A Moment on Earth (DVDBook)

Delivered in a format as unique as the film itself, the first 'Moment on Earth' DVDBook lets you experience the adventure of capturing the moment alongside the filmmakers.

You start by reading Before the Moment, the first section of the book, as a countdown drops and emails fly around the world. When the moment arrives, you flip to the back of the DVDBook and watch The Moment and all the Special Features. Finally you return to the book to read the section After the Moment, which picks up right when the cameras turned off. Watch the Trailers.

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April 19th, 2007

Yeah! Our mosaic made the homepage of and our site crashed again under the traffic spike! Thanks to all of you for your support and thanks to our new hosts who had it back up and running in no time at all! You can Digg it yourself to the left if you like... More news soon...

April 10th, 2007

This morning the Webby Awards named our interactive mosaic Official Honoree of the 2007 Webby Awards in the NetArt category. The mosaic combines 3192 images from the first Moment on Earth. Click around to read stories about each of the moments. If loading slow, check the lower links as you wait.

April 3rd, 2007

We are so freakin' close. Stay tuned! Things are heeeeeeeaaaaatin' up!

January 25th, 2007

Congratulations to James Longley whose film Iraq in Fragments was just nominated for an Oscar!
James filmed for A Moment on Earth in Iraqi Kurdistan - an image from his first moment:

August 9th, 2006

Launched the mosaic this past weekend and our servers crashed soon after under the weight of people checking it out!! I sent an email to the people who had left their email on the site for the 'newsletter.' I didn't know anyone was really looking at it until the site crashed. According to the head of the hosting company visitors were "sucking up bandwidth like it [was] going out of style." Anyway, thanks for the support! Seems people were linking to us from countries all over the world.
We're working on getting the mosaic section of the site back up and running. Hopefully by the time you are reading this, the link "Play Mosaic" on the homepage will take you there successfully... One of the quotes I read that I especially liked was something someone wrote at the end of their post on Digg - "It's amazing to think how beautiful and massive our world is..." - tuctreehause.

July 2nd, 2006


March 19th, 2006

I call it "E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One":

This may be the single most concise answer to the question, 'what does a single Moment on Earth look like?'
The image of the surfer is from the moment taken on the West Coast of the United States where Turner and his girlfriend Alison captured a moment at Short Sands beach, while around the world in Iraq our hero dodges a plume of flames from his can of gasoline. In the mosaic, images from the moment captured at locations around the world are used to recreate the moments in Iraq and Oregon. You can see the detail of just a little square when it blows up. Stay tuned. In a little while you will be able to 'play mosaic!' and spin across pieces of the moment.

February 5th, 2006

For the longest time, I had this commentary from our filmmaker in Palestine, Saed Andoni. I had no idea what he was saying. The words were beautiful, and passionate, yet given that I cannot speak Arabic, they didn't mean anything to me.

Like one of Johnny Clegg's Zulu chants or Alpha Blondy's French psalms, you felt like you could just enjoy the sounds and listen forever, never needing to understand. But we need to understand, and thanks to the translation help of Laurent Jabre, now we do.

More soon. (How about Johnny and Mandela, yea? Amazing.)

November 18th, 2005

'Hurry up. Take your time.'
- Kurt Cobain

No really, I get it...I get it. I love that quote.

We're in it for the duration, all in good time, so stay tuned! And catch the launch of Radio AMOE!

We hope this opening sliver of sound will encourage you to send in your own questions about A Moment on Earth, the answers to which we may broadcast on Radio AMOE! or include in the DVD's Special Features! You can send all questions here.

Radio AMOE Official Launch! (Roll Over the Radio AMOE! Icon & Wait to Hear. Once you see that the Radio AMOE! Boom Box has opened, you can immediately click on the main window and continue to surf the web - eventually the sound will follow - be patient):
What were some of the guidelines you gave the AMOE


August 22nd, 2005

Definately check out BOTH of the trailers we have online. It's easy to catch the first and miss the second. Here they are, 1 and 2:

Watch the Trailer for A Moment on Earth.

Watch the Trailer for A Moment on Earth: 12 Hours Later

Working on this movie has really driven home how insanely small the world is. So many connections and criss-crossings. Of course growing up it starts out seeming so large and yet it just keeps shrinking and shrinking until it feels so small it's like we're all in a bumper car rink together. The Earth as a bumper car rink. Mmmm. Yes.

July 27th , 2005

Sometimes I think I'm married to Murphy's Law. But it is like they say, 'scars make better stories than tattoos.' More on this later. We're rolling.

June 17th, 2005

Somebody once said that the amount of blogging going on is inversely proportional to how busy things are behind the scenes. True.

May 13th, 2005

I have been trying to think of someone famous that I could hit up for a movie poster quote. I don't think I know a single famous person. Can you believe it? I did beat Keanu Reeves at basketball when I was 12 years old and wearing M.C. Hammer pants, but I wasn't aware of it at the time. I thought he was just another homeless guy out of the park. And I think he might still be upset because I had just seen Point Break and got him confused - I told him I thought he 'looked like that guy - Patrick Swayze.' I might have to hit him up though. Somebody find Keanu. A quote or a rematch!

May 8th, 2005

It is interesting to hear feedback on rough cuts because it quickly becomes apparent that people are trying to make connections between everything that they're seeing. The human mind is always searching to categorize and combine pieces of the endless stream of information it receives. This can be fun because there are so many blatant and subtle connections buried within these many random moments shot simultaneously. And yet at the same time there is a chaos to it all that cannot be made orderly. When watching A Moment on Earth, one might get lost and wonder, 'what is the point of it all?' And yet that is the key question that forever begs an answer. An answer that 6,000,000,000+ people and all of humanity's resources has thus far been unable to provide. We'll keep looking.

May 2nd, 2005

Editing this film is proving to be an exercise in the study of the human mind. How many simultaneous events and places and characters can be successfully digested at once, where 'successfully digested' means the viewer has a satisfying and enjoyable experience? It is interesting because the very nature of what the A Moment on Earth project attempts to do is to make tangible, what would otherwise be incomprehensible and beyond the grasp of a non-omniscient eye: the simultaniety of so much happening at once during any given moment on our planet. Even still, lending 'omniscience' to a 'non-omniscient' eye is proving to be no small task. I'm not sure why this comes as a surprise to me. We're getting closer though.

April 11th, 2005

Hey. Check out the fortune I got in my fortune cookie the other day! What are the chances? Madness. I don't know what kind of a fortune that is. Whoever writes these things needs to reread the definition of 'fortune,' 'cause I don't think that is a fortune. I don't know what that is, but it's freakin' me out! Ha! And what if I don't 'know the right moment' or 'make [my] move?' What is the penalty?

April 2nd, 2005

Hellooooo? Check. Baby. Check. This thing work? Ahahahahahaaaaa! I'm in love with the people who helped make this happen. That's all I gotta say. Yes, we're still editing. Hard to believe... And yet not... I can't remember what the sun feels like.