The World’s Map, History and Purpose

Here are three videos which are definitely not normally put together…

World Map

“All of us have seen a world map at some point in our lives before, but it is very difficult to imagine how certain countries and parts of the world compare to each other in size that are far apart. In this video, we explore why the world looks very different than how it is portrayed in the Mercator Projection map. We then explore how certain countries are unexpectedly larger or smaller than what they appear to be, and how some places look wildly different than our perceptions.”

World History (Year by Year)

The End & Purpose of the World

Those who walk merely by sight will almost always despair at the conditions in the sin-sick world around them. In this session, Dr. R.C. Sproul will remind us that the world ultimately exists to make manifest the glory of Christ. He will affirm that in the midst of our hardships or in the midst of decline, God is on His throne, working all things according to the good pleasure of His will. He will encourage us by saying that while we labor in God’s name, the Lord does indeed reign.

Timelapse Video : Western Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Southern California, Washington & Alberta Canada

Original Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVV_1dbjKLw

Jesse Attanasio – “I am lucky enough to be employed by an incredible company that not only supports my passion in photography but allows my coworkers and I an immense amount of time off during the summer months. Every year I try to take full advantage of the time allowed and travel as much as possible. In 2014 I had one goal, to shoot as much landscape timelapse as I possibly could. Over the last 2 years I spent weeks exploring Western Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Southern California, Washington and Alberta Canada with that main goal still in mind. After those two years of traveling and “inhaling” experiences. I’ve picked through my favorites and put together this short film I call “Exhale”. Exhale is what I finally get to do after spending weeks planning, hours on the road, days processing and rendering so I can show what I’ve worked so hard on. Thanks for watching!”

Music Across Two Oceans – Big Score Audio

Patagonia

Martin Heck (Patagonia 8K) explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina (shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera). Shot over a 6 week period, roughly 100.000 still frames were captured that combine into this timelapse video.

PATAGONIA 8K from Martin Heck | Timestorm Films on Vimeo.

Antarctica

Kalle Ljung: This movie was shot during our 20 days trip to Antarctica in December 2014 to January 2015. We started from Ushuaia in Argentina and went to Port Williams in Chile, rounded Cape Horn and crossed the Drake Passage towards the Melchior Islands in Antarctica. We spent 16 days in the Antarctic and got to experience the most amazing scenery and wildlife before we returned back to Ushuaia.

Filmed with GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and DJI Phantom 2, edited with Final Cut Pro X. Music from Music Bed with rights.

Antarctica from Kalle Ljung on Vimeo.

Hidden miracles of the natural world

“We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.”

Niagara Falls

I have been blessed to see Niagara Falls on two separate occasions, but never from these angles. Stunning video photography!

Corners of our World

One motorcycle, two nomads in the saddle. They explore the most remote corners of the world. From the highest pass in the Himalayans to the deepest place in the Danakil Desert – from Anna Possberg.

Demo Reel Adventure Travel. Nomads in the Saddle from Anna Possberg on Vimeo.

Three Quotes and a Question

Three quotes and a question:

“The Enlightenment brought to the discussion of life the proposition that the human being has matured to the point that he must become independent of any outside information about life. ‘He has come of age, but man could begin to see the world the way he wanted to. If reason is the only key to truth, anything may become reasonable to the one who does the explaining to himself.” – Udo Middelmann, Footnotes, December 1998, page 3.

“If it is I who determine where God is to be found, then I shall always find a God who corresponds to me in some way, who is obliging, who is connected with my own nature. But if God determines where he is to be found, then it will be in a place which is not at all congenial to me. This place is the Cross of Christ. And whoever would find him must go to the foot of the Cross, as the Sermon on the Mount commands. This is not according to our nature at all, it is entirely contrary to it. But this is the message of the Bible, not only in the New but also in the Old Testament…” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, quoted in Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer (Nashville, 2010), page 137.

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, The MacMillan Company, 1960, pp. 40-41.)

“But who do you say that I am?” – Jesus