Drawing back the curtain…Mauna Kea Heavens Timelapse; This is Shanghai; Woody Allen: A Documentary

1. Mauna Kea Heavens Timelapse (http://vimeo.com/75542539)

This video was taken by Sean Goebel at the Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii. The first time I watched it, I thought, ‘that’s what goes on in the sky that we can’t see’?

Mauna Kea Observatories

I’m a fan of Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Caroline Myss and Rhonda Byrne – all those folks that write about the magic and the mystery we don’t see, or can’t see, simply because we don’t believe it’s there. Sean’s video reminded me of how much magic, mystery and beauty there is in the world that we never see, often because of the noise we’ve created in our world and our lives.

You can also read all about how Sean made the video here. I foolishly thought that all one did to create a time lapse video was to set up a camera, turn it on, and leave it running for a few days. As it turns out, it’s a wee bit more complicated than that. And I’m thinking maybe it didn’t all feel like magic and mystery at the time. But it is!

2. This is Shanghai (http://vimeo.com/63635193)

Recently, our friends Ellen and Dennis were visiting their son in Shanghai. They had a fantastic time and loved touring around this huge city of 20 million people. This video by photographer Rob Whitworth and urban identity expert JT Singh, is very cool and fast!  Watch closely and you’ll see the juxtaposition of old and new Shanghai.

 

3. Woody Allen: A Documentary

 

In film, there may be no one better at showing us what is right in front of us, but what we don’t see, than Woody Allen.

Woody’s honesty is equaled only by his modesty. Every writer should watch this documentary to see how generous he is with his work and his words. It’s available on Netflix, or you can order it through Amazon here – Woody Allen: A Documentary