We Are Here: Pale Blue Dot
Country:
Portugal
Year:
2017
Category:
Fulldome
Duration:
0 hours 5 minutes
Director:
Tania Cunha/Producers: FBAUP e CAUP / Planetário do Porto CCV
Age restriction:
General Audience
Language:
Portuguese

Synopsis

This video is the prodcut of an academic project for a Master in Image Design at the Faculty of
Fine Arts of the University of Porto and was made with the support of the Centro de Astrofísica
da Universidade do Porto (CAUP).
It consists in a 2D fulldome animation developed with the intention to rouse the interest in
self-thinking and science, more particularly astronomy, in the population. To do so, the animation
story explores visually an excerpt of the inspirational text written and narrated by Carl
Sagan about a particular photography of our Planet Earth, Pale Blue Dot. It is also punctuated
with visual metaphors and a few science fiction references as an entertainment device to
capture the public’s attention and to stimulate even further their imagination and curiosity by
connecting the ideas presented with familiar pop culture icons.