Beyond

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When I was very young, I wanted to be an artist. I loved drawing and painting. I did finally become a professional artist and eventually became interested in animation. I have lots of story ideas. This is one of them. 

The opening scene is a sunny day at Rodin’s, “The Thinker”. The camera focus begins with a closeup of the statue’s eye. Music is playing. The camera is panning slowly and zooming out until the statue is full frame.

Zooming out slows to a stop at full frame and the camera pans upwards into the sky keeping the statue center frame until it’s too far away to resolve.

The camera is accelerating as it travels up and away from Earth like what a beyond incredible spaceship would do and see looking downward at the “shrinking” landscape from the rear of the craft.

The “spaceship” continues to accelerate as it climbs into OuterSpace… keeping the Earth in center frame.

The Earth is more rapidly getting smaller as the camera keeps climbing and accelerating. The Solar System becomes apparent as we scale farther and farther out. Soon the Earth is the size of a “pale blue dot”.

The Milky Way resolves as we climb at an ever increasing speed from our galactic home at the fringe of a spiral arm.

We are still smoothly accelerating when the local clusters of galaxies become clearly visible.

We’re moving further out and the Universe’s structural pattern becomes apparent. We quickly reach the unseen outer realm.

As the camera continues to move “outward” and “upward” the universe begins to form into molecular patterns like what we see with atom capturing electron microscopy.

We keep moving “outward” and the molecular structures resolve into the closeup of The Thinker’s eye and we’ve made a complete seamless infinite loop with our short animated movie.

It’s just a thought.

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By Ed Caldwell

Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.

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