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.

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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!


Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2012

Premiere of "Urban. Mountain. Sky" - NEW TL FILM by Christoph Malin - Innsbruck Metropol Kino, 25.6., 18:30 / 6.30 p.m.

Dear Friends!!

I have the great pleasure, to announce the
Film premiere of my new TimeLapse Shortfilm "Urban. Mountain. Sky", produced with the City of Innsbruck ( and TinyType (

taking place at the
Innsbruck Metropol Cinema (1 Minute Walk from Innsbruck's Historic Old Town Centre) on June 25th, from 18:30 or 6.30 p.m. No admittance, open to the public. Entrance is open from 17:30 or 5:30 p.m.

- "Making of Urban. Mountain. Sky", introducing Speakers Mag. Johannes Kostenzer of the
Tiroler Umweltanwaltschaft (with special Project and more
- Short Lecture by Special Guest
Babak A. Tafreshi, Founder of
- Premiere!
- Q & A, finishing around 19:30 or 7:30 p.m.
- short walk over (5 Minutes) to the
Treibhaus Culture Cafe, UMS Premiere Party, lectures by Dr. Dietmar Hager of AEC Linz and Bernd Pröschold of



CU Soon

Mittwoch, 25. April 2012

Long night of Science and Research, Tyrol - Lectures, lectures, lectures...

This weekend, Saturda, April 28th, I am having three Lectures at the Long Night of Science and Research, Institute of Astrophysics, University of Innsbruck...

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The detailed program can be found here:

Would be nice to see you there...


TimeLapse Works for the 4-Part TV Series "Bavaria from above"

Out in the dark again!

For the four-part TV series "Bavaria from above" to be aired 1st quarter of 2013, I have produced TimeLapse footage as a special unit in cooperation with German
CamPilots. "Bavaria from above" paints a unique view of Bavaria. The goal is to focus all senses to special places: Locations, Buildings, Mountains, that all develop their beauty during TimeLapse cinematography. Additionally a well woven storyline with carefully selected local protagonists and their individual stories gives a strong emotion. Production runs until End of 2012.

Bavaria from above

All the best
Christoph Malin

Sonntag, 11. März 2012

"Astronomer's Paradise" airing on "The Daily" issue Sun, March 11th, TD the number one iPad News App!

"The Daily" is an awesome News App, utilizing the iPads capabilities to it's best. In fact it is the #1 News App on iTunes. As we heard, editors at The Daily's headquarters in NY were blown away by our Starry Sky video "Astronomer's Paradise". Thanks to everyone! Glad you like it!


Further infos:

Making-of and behind the Scene look on Astronomer's Paradise with
Nikon Rumors
For best viewing quality here's the
original Video on Vimeo
A great review
on National Geographic News
ESO news
Rediscovering Life on Earth
"The Daily"
on iTunes

With best regards,
Christoph Malin

Dienstag, 6. März 2012

Christoph Malin now ESO Photo Ambassador

I am happy to say, that I recently have been appointed to be ESO Photo Ambassador. For me it is a honor, to create images and timelapse movies for one of the worlds most outstanding observatory organizations on frontline astronomy, and to be a member of this remarkable team of photographers.

With best regards,
Christoph Malin

Astronomer's Paradise on NatGeo, Discovery Channel with over 220.000 plays on Vimeo

I am happy to announce, that the new TimeLapse Video "Astronomer's Paradise", a joint venture project with good friend and Lennart Nilson Prizeholder Babak Tafreshi of has been featured on National Geograpic News as well as on Discovery Channel and other news sites. It has also aired with Discovery Channel Canada, at a news flash. Within weeks the Video has now reached more than 500.000 plays on Babak's and my Vimeo Page from 150 countries. There is also a Making-of with further details on the project, I did for Nikon Rumors, the biggest Nikon Fan Site in the world.

Astronomer's Paradise from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

Thanks to you all for making this Shortfilm a global success and also thanks so much for all the positive feedback! This keeps us going for Part II and III of this beautiful project.

With best regards,
Christoph Malin