Extraordinary satellite time-lapse titles for TEDxDubai

Posted October 27th, 2011

Arab World, Talks, Videos

To introduce the speakers at last weekend’s TEDxDubai event, METAphrenie took 3 months to produce the clip using imagery from Space Imaging Middle East and DigitalGlobe.

The main titles showcase the staggering growth of Dubai over the past 10 years through time-lapse satellite imagery, and act as a prologue to the event that seeks to celebrate the “small” in a location like Dubai, mostly known for the excess and extravagances.

The titles, together with the event, remind everyone that also small things can have a huge impact and that Dubai’s present grandeur sits on a multitude of tiny grains of sand.

Proudly conceived, designed and directed by METAphrenie in Dubai.
Music by Reiner Erlings.

Satellite Imagery: © Space Imaging Middle East & DigitalGlobe, members of the WorldView Global Alliance, all rights reserved.

(From the mighty TED Blog)

The videos from TEDxDubai 2011 are not up yet, but we have a player with some stuff from 2010 here.

TEDxDubai – 11/04/2010

The theme for TEDxDubai 2010 is REBOOT. But what does it mean? For the technology addicts, it is a way to prompt a fresh start. Sometimes there is nothing else one can do other than start again. REBOOT is sometimes forced upon us, so we should celebrate and share the events that prompt a fresh start, the failures that inspire new ventures and the ideas worth spreading from that journey. When we Reboot we embrace failure and celebrate it as an opportunity to Re-think, Re-start. —————————————————————— In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Our event is call TEDxDubai, where x=independently organized TED event.