Technology reveals surface patterns beyond our perception at orders of magnitude – from microscopic to cosmic.
Series: PHENOMENA, Episode 8: MAGNITUDES, Runtime: 04:44
Matter can take shape anywhere between simple and minuscule, to enormous and complex. Using state of the art technology surface patterns of matter are revealed beyond our perception, at orders of magnitude. Using an electron microscope, the microscopic world is captured with magnifications beyond ten thousand times, producing high resolution black and white images that reveal details beyond the reach of light. These images are then contrasted against the surface details of earth, captured by NASA from space. These two extremes are bridged together with natural imagery from the human perspective, creating an awe inspiring perspective of our planet.
Scanning electron microscopic imagery was captured by scientist Alan Pickhaver and filmmaker Josef Gatti from the RMMF at RMIT University Melbourne, over the course of 2 years. Earth imagery courtesy of NASA, was captured on board the ISS between 2015 and 2017. Natural landscapes were captured by Josef Gatti throughout regional Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia throughout his career.
A FILM BY JOSEF GATTI
PRODUCED BY ROB INNES
MUSIC BY KIM MOYES
NARRATED BY FREYA STAFFORD
CINEMATOGRAPHY (SETUP SCENES) ALICE STEPHENS
SEM MICROSCOPIST ALAN PICKHAVER
DRONE OPERATOR DALE COCHRANE
CO-PRODUCER JOSEPH NIZETI
SCIENCE CONSULTANT DR. NIRAJ LAL, AIP, IEEE, ASC
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER INES GUARDA
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION PAUL BAXTER FROM BAXTER SOUND
ABC EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LEO FABER
EARTH IMAGERY COURTESY OF NASA
SEM MICROSCOPY PRODUCED AT THE RMMF WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF RMIT UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE
“Phenomena Original Score”
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