Freitag, 14. Dezember 2012

Two Pages at the Austrian "Kurier" Newspaper

Happy to say, that "Kurier" Newspaper, one of the biggest in Austria, brought an excellent two page story about my work and Film "Island in the Sky".

The digital version of the Article will go live over this weekend with their pages.

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Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2012

NG Photo Contest

Hi all,

if you like, support me at the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest.

Here are my entries:

Feedback appreciated.

Many thanks!

Montag, 26. November 2012

"Island in the Sky" finished!

What a long journey this was. A lot of my heart and soul has gone into my new short film "Island in the Sky".

Phil Plait of "Bad Astronomy" has pointed out very well, what I feel, every time I am lucky to be on the island: "
Right from the start [… of the Video …], with the crescent Moon setting into the red clouds, you get a sense of how unearthly the island is".

A full description of the How's and Why's is on the Video's Text description. Some cool introductions here:
and here by a very famous rock musician and astronomer:

So now enjoy:

Island in the Sky from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

And don't forget: Fine Art prints from the Film can be found here, it has never been easier to get some great images:


Mittwoch, 21. November 2012

New Project "Island in the Sky" nearly finished...

Good news…

Totally excited to say, that I am nearly finished with the final version of "Island in the Sky", a project that took about 1-1/2 years to finish. This will be one cool Short Movie.

Bildschirmfoto 2012-11-21 um 02.24.13

Showed the precut to some friends recently, to alert me for flaws or the like. Mike Simmons of Astronomers Without Borders called it "7 minutes of time-lapse goodness."

Alright. Will go live this friday or saturday.


Mittwoch, 17. Oktober 2012

The ISS TRONized - Star Trails from the International Space Station

I am a huge fan of all things Space, SciFi and ISS, and there are some really really great time lapses out there made from the already astonishing ISS footage…. But when recently friend Babak Tafreshi from and me processed some timelapse star trail images with StarStax for another project, it made "click"… Hey, give that tool into the hands of a Timelapse freak like me - booooom.

So I was in space mood last night after watching Felix Baumgartner's stratosphere jump. Outside, raindrops hammered against the windows, so I grabbed me some RedBull as well as my earplugs and finally stacked my way trough 1 TB Thunderbolt RAID packed ISS time-lapse footage.

Staring 10 hours into the screens
I was more and more amazed about the Star Trails emerging from the ISS footage. With three machines rendering at the same time it was quite a journey to see which footage would work stacked, and which not. At some point I felt a bit like Jeff Bridges fighting against the mighty mainframe in TRON. So I was TRONized!!!

In so far, the result is quite psychedelic, and as Dude
Phil Plait over at Bad Astronomer points out very nicely (in yet another reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey): "Oh my god, it's full of startrails!"

ISS Startrails - TRONized from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

Here's a list of some of the sites that have featured the video! Wuup!!!


Dienstag, 4. September 2012

Yes! My ZENFOLIO Pages are up and running! Get yourself FINE ART Prints!

Finally!!! Many thanks to Dr. Lightroom and it's Zenfolio Plugin! Since I've had a lot of requests in the past where one could get prints of some of my astro-images - I dropped SmugMug and worked hard on my new Zenfolio Portfolio Page! YES!

Some of my best images can now be worldwide ordered as magnificent prints in all imaginable sizes and forms like gallery wraps, framed images or just classic prints… They have stunning gadgetry at Zenfolio, everyone should find a format that fits.

here we go to the Christoph Malin Zenfolio Page!! Zenfolio Frontpage! Christoph Malin on Zenfolio!


Samstag, 4. August 2012

Cool: The Premiere of Urban. Mountain. Sky. went very well!!

The Premiere of "Urban. Mountain. Sky." was a great, unforgettable experience and also gave the TWAN Project a boost! Thanks to everyone that joined in!

Special Thanks go to
Babak Tafreshi, Dr. Dietmar Hager and Bernd Pröschold for their great lectures during the premiere. Many thanks to the Major of Innsbruck, Christine Oppitz-Plörer and many other representants of the City for attending the Premiere.
Premiere URBAN MOUNTAIN SKY @ B. Tafreshi /
With Dietmar Hager and Babak TafreshiWith Johannes Kostenzer, LUA
With Bernhard Vettorazzi of StadtmarketingFriends attending the Premiere
Friends attending the PremiereStephanie of
2nd Part of the Party at the Innsbrucker TreibhausWith Dr. Dietmar Hager on his Lecture on Light Pollution
Bernd Pröscholds Lecture on his great projects around the Globe!With Bernhard, happy that all went well!