~~August 9, 2015~~
A team of artists and activists expose the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the world
Empire State Building Lit Up With Images Of Endangered Animals For ‘Projecting Change’ #RacingExtinction
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On Saturday night, August 1, 2015, New Yorkers enjoyed a rare treat as a dynamic art exhibit was projected onto one of the city’s landmarks: the Empire State Building. The event, called “Projecting Change,” was created by the filmmakers behind the upcoming Discovery Channel documentary Racing Extinction. It featured still and moving images of endangered animals.
As the New York Times reported on Wednesday, the event was backed by the Oceanic Preservation Society to bring attention to the “alarming” rates of species extinction. Due to New York City’s strict laws against projections on buildings, it took three years to get project approval.
The intervention of filmmaker Norman Lear, who used his connections to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, was critical to getting the event green-lit. The team then had only four weeks to put it together.
“Projecting Change” was live-streamed on the Racing Extinction website. Those who missed the livestream can enjoy the experience by watching the YouTube video below, starting at about 32:40.
~Racing Extinction: The Film~
In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.
Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it.
From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of “The Cove“.
Here’s a shorter version of the projection
~Endangered Animal Shine on Empire State Building~
~~Published on Aug 2, 2015~~
It was organized as part of a promotion for a new Discovery Channel documentary. Racing Extinction, which is set to air in December.
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~Cecil the Lion projected on to Empire State Building in New York Light Display~
~Published on Aug 2, 2015~
Projections of endangered animals light up empire state “Stunning New York Light display”
Cecil the lion and other endangered animals are projected on to Empire State Building in stunning New York light display. The Empire State Building broadcast images of endangered animals to New Yorkers on Saturday in a video projection said to be the first-of-its-kind.
It is not known exactly how many people saw the display, though large crowds of spectators stopped in Manhattan intersections gazing at the pictures of the building’s south side and taking photos with their smart phones. At one point an image of Cecil the Lion, whose death at the hands of an American hunter last month caused international outrage, was broadcast in a picture more than 350 feet tall and 180 feet wide.
In total 160 species of endangered animals including birds, tigers, leopards and bears were shown at the event, which was meant to spark conversations about mass extinction,
The images were put up over 33 floors of the building for three hours using 40 projectors stacked together at a rooftop two blocks away.
The landmark is decorated with lights of different colors for various holidays, though organizers said Saturday night marked the first time that such as video projection had been done. The show was organized as part of a promotion for a new Discovery Channel documentary, Racing Extinction, which is set to air in December.
We ALL are connected through NATURE!!
~~”Racing Extinction” Official Festival Trailer~~
~~Published on Jan 22, 2015~~
Racing Extinction is currently playing select screenings before hitting theaters this fall, and will be released in an unprecedented global broadcast event on the Discovery Channel later this year.
Go to RacingExtinction.com for screenings and sign up for updates.
Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.
Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment, “Racing Extinction” will change the way we see the world and our role within it.
We ALL are ONE!!