Categorized | Features, Media

Our Story in Two Minutes

 

A Time Capsule History

(VIRAL VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

Here’s a fascinating video made by Joe Bush, a 19-year old film student as part of a project for his video productions
class.

Joe gathered hundreds of images from all over the Internet and mashed them up to form a 2-minute dramatic video depicting the history of mankind.

Traveling through time highlighting Earth’s events in chronological order, it starts with the formation of the universe, the evolution of man, and fast forwards to the mostly American present day– followed by glimpses of our predicted future on a small and fragile planet.

We’ve come a long way in 650 million years.  Let’s hope we can last the next hundred.

* * * * * * *

This clip is suitable for the full-screen setting.  If you’re curious, the song is ‘Mind Heist’ by Zach Hemsey from the Inception soundtrack.

(Our appreciation to local media guy Jim Hight tipping us off)

 

Please spread the word.  Share this– and all of our posts– with others, and friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  We appreciate and thank you for reading, and for giving us a little push in the right direction.

2 Responses to “Our Story in Two Minutes”

  1. Winter S says:

    What an interesting mashup. well done, what a bright guy he was putting this altogether. I liked it but it was fairly quick. You cant really put all our history down n two minutes, now can you? I hope we do last on the planet considering how were destroying it as we plod along.

  2. Brian says:

    Some good points there. And in two minutes! Good music 2.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks


Leave a Reply

HumSentinel on Twitter

RSS Progressive Review

  • Climate change endangers Gulf Stream
    Eco Watch - Climate scientists Michael Mann and Stefan Rahmstorf announced the findings of their new study, which shows that the rapid melting of the polar ice has slowed down currents in the Atlantic Ocean, particularly since 1970. The scientists say “the slowdown in ocean currents will result in sea level rise in cities like New York and Boston, and temper […]
  • A teacher on standardized tests
    Emily Talmage has seven years of teaching experience in New York City and Maine, as well as a masters degree in urban education from Mercy College and a masters degree in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.Emily Talmage, Washington Post -  As a teacher of 20 vibrant, curious, and, yes, often challenging fourth graders at Mont […]
  • There are only two big forest areas left in the world
    Think Progress - Findings, published in the journal Science Advances, offer some of the longest-term evidence available on how ecosystems and species react to habitat loss and fragmentation over time. The trend is distinctively negative. “There is a consistent loss of species — birds, butterflies, plants — across every experiment, and these experiments varie […]
  • Higher education costs soaring
    Washington Post - With rare exceptions, sticker prices at colleges go nowhere but up. In 2012, Sarah Lawrence College in New York crossed a threshold for tuition, fees, room and board that dozens of others have now topped: $60,000 a year. Sometime soon, prices will surpass $70,000. Factoring in books, plane tickets, other expenses and inflation, a student en […]
  • Harry Reid may have more than physical health problems
    “The record book that records will be written about the eight years of Obama and Reid, never in the history of the country — never in the history of the country — have we produced more for a president and somebody that’s led his party than we’ve done together,” - Harry Reid  on KNPR radio. […]
  • Ex girlfriend describes Andreas Lubitz' strange behavior
    Daily Mail, UK - Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz told an ex-lover he was planning an act so heinous his name would be remembered for ever, it was claimed today as police revealed evidence found at his home suggests he had a 'serious psychosomatic illness'.The 26-year-old Germanwings stewardess, known only as Maria W, revealed to a German newspaper how Lubi […]
  • Iowa governor is a much more fun email denier than Hillary Clinton
    Jeff Guo, Washington Post - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has insisted for years that doesn’t own a smartphone or use e-mail. That’s what he has staff for — to e-mail, to tweet, to Instagram, to Facebook on his behalf.But in what local papers are portraying as a gotcha moment this week, it was discovered that Branstad indeed gets e-mails on his personal BlackBerr […]
  • Word: Bergdahl
    Djelloul Marbrook:  Prosecuting Bergdahl is a farce. Bergdahl but not Petraeus, who divulged sensitive data? Bergdahl but not the high-level brass who licensed the horrors of Abu Graib? Bergdahl but not Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush?... Bergdahl was sick, the others were plain evil. We’re acting like the schoolyard bully who preys on the we […]
  • Infrequently asked questions
    Working Maine […]
  • Links: The young
    Young news Colleges & universitiesGeneration gap Statistics Student loans & debt GROUPS CENTER FOR CAMPUS ORGANIZING EDUCATORS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COALITION Academic Freedom AD HOC COMMITTEE TO DEFEND THE UNIVERSITY FNDTN FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION Student Debt Student Debt […]
  • Word
    In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant - Charles DeGaulle […]
  • Oklahoma U: Beyond blaming
    […]
  • Furthermore. . .
    Marijuana legalization didn't eliminate racial disparities in Colorado's pot arrests It's OK to leak government secrets - as long as it benefits politiciansChris Hedges  Here's an oldie. "Friendly Fascism" by Bertram Gross (1980). Basically, every prediction in this book came true. Seymour Hersh returns to My Lai, forty-seven ye […]
  • Things that suggest to TSA that you may be a terrorist
     82 other TSA tips discovered by the patriots at Intercept […]
  • US takes ownership of a new Iraq war
    Daily Beast - Don’t hold your breath for a formal announcement, but the U.S. just declared ownership over the war in Iraq. The newest round of airstrikes take American military power out of a supporting role and into the lead.Wednesday’s Pentagon statement that the U.S. would begin conducting airstrikes to support an Iraqi military campaign was a high-water […]