Planet Labs: Dove Constellation

(2014)

Based in San Francisco, Planet Labs builds and deploys Earth-imaging nano-satellites (called "Doves"), which orbit in North-to-South constellation patterns while Earth spins underneath. The images they send back enable real-time monitoring of everything from polar ice cap melting and deforestation to wilderness migration patterns and urban traffic congestion. For the first time in history, our planet has a mirror.

Animation & VFX: Cruz deWilde

Director: Amin Shahsavar

Shot Finishing: Doug Wright

Music: Jonathan Hartman

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