A short film, which uses The Conet Project as its soundtrack, mixed with the voices of bloggers, comes to Channel 4:
Flat Earth is a desktop documentary, which takes the viewer on a seven minute trip around the world so that we encounter a series of fragments taken from real peoples’ blogs. These fragments are knitted together to form a kind of story or singular narrative.
The visual effect is not unlike that of Google Earth, although significantly here, nearly all of the visual material for, “Flat Earth” is taken from satellite imagery freely available on the web. This is with the exception of the close-up imagery from outside USA, which had to be paid for non-commercial use and a series of images taken from Flickr under Creative Commons attribution license.
“Flat Earth” is an Animate Projects commission with Arts Council England and Channel Four Television. Animatics work is by Cavan Convery and we worked on the script with Steve Rushton.
I have a preview DVD of the film, and it is a rather beautiful piece of work. Exceptional and insightful I would say.
Here is the website for the makers THOMSON & CRAIGHEAD.
And the commissioners.