Created in collaboration with the multi-talented Jeffrey Marlow.
To watch the film and for more information:
Featuring narration by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day
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The creation of "Our Curiosity" came about when Jeff and I discovered a mutual love and passion for artistic expression of scientific achievement. Jeff had already been regularly writing for Wired Magazine and was regularly engaged with the Curiosity mission team, so we brainstormed on what we might do. We arrived at, "why not a produce a sort of filmic love letter??"
After months of working on a script, producing VO recordings with the outstanding Neil deGrasse Tyson and Felicia Day, crafting the music (which was spectacularly performed by the amazing orchestra in Nashville) and editing together the final video, here it is! Huge thank you to the various entities on the Curiosity team, at JPL and CalTech for their support of this project!
I hope this glimpse into the amazing achievements (and continued ambitions) of the Mars Curiosity Rover offers as much inspiration to you as it does to Jeff and me.
released 08 August 2014
"Our Curiosity," Music composed and produced by Austin Wintory
Performed by the Nashville Scoring Orchestra
Conducted by David Shipps
Concertmaster / contractor Alan Umstead
Orchestra recorded by Nick Speizia
Recorded at Oceanway Nashville Studios
Mixed by Stephen Kempster (The Vineyard)
Copyist: Steve Juliani