IYL 2015 Videos

1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al Haytham


Trailer for the short film releasing later this year: '1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham'

The creators of 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets bring you a new short film on the work of 11th century scientist Ibn Al-Haytham. "A journey of Science from Darkness into Light".

This trailer is for a short film by producer Ahmed Salim, starring legendary actor Omar Sharif, voice by Khalid Abdalla and music composed by Sami Yusuf.

The film will be launched as part of the United Nations proclaimed International Year of Light 2015 and is produced by 1001 Inventions and the King Abdulaziz Center for World culture in partnership with UNESCO and the International Year of Light 2015.

Source:
http://www.IbnAlhaytham.com

http://1001inventions.com


More IYL Videos:

  • Einstein's Light Trailer

    Einstein's Light Trailer - Sep 29, 2016

    Einstein’s Light is a documentary film created by award-winning international filmmaker, Nickolas Barris. It explores how scientific imagination and innovation advance knowledge frontiers with Albert Einstein as a model. The film’s structure examines Einstein’s discoveries as well as where imagination and innovation are occurring in the present time highlighting modern organizations on the front edge of discovery. It illuminates Einstein’s quest to realize his General Theory of Relativity from his miracle year of 1905 to its finalization amidst the horrors of World War I as he used the properties of light to guide his creative path. The symbiotic relationship between music and science is a major theme as Einstein is the greatest example of its efficacy. Nickolas Barris commissioned live original songs to reflect the power of music as a catalyst for scientific creativity. Grammy award winning violinist, Joshua Bell, performed three of these songs from the film for their world premiere at the International Year of Light 2015 Opening Ceremony on 19-20 January 2015.

    Film written, directed, and produced by Nickolas Barris.

    Original music by Bruce Adolphe
    Joshua Bell, violin
    Marija Stroke, piano

    Watch here.

  • Faro de Estrellas - Dec 22, 2015

    Song: Faro de Estrellas

    Author: Jalisse

    Lyrics: Sandra von Borries

    Music: Fabio Ricci

    Song produced with the winning lyrics to the IYL Light Song Contest

    E8 Records (IT44N1500030) - (Sandra Von Borries/ Fabio Ricci)
    Direction, editing and post production: Mattia Candian per Zero Studio
    ℗ & © 2015 Enterprise8 srl

    Partners:
    Tregatti PM - Crescere Creativi in support of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
    Thanks to: Joe Niemela (Global Coordinator of International Year of Light and Light based Technologies 2015/ ICTP-UNESCO),
    Ms Kimberly Kowal Arcade (Visualization Lead Chandra X-ray Center/Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory), Ms April J. Hobart Jubett (Video & Animation Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) Exclusive scenes: CHANDRA PROJECT by N.A.S.A.
    Founding Partners (IYL2015): American Institute of Physics (AIP), American Physical Society (APS), Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V. (DPG), European Physical Society (EPS), The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), IEEE Photonics, Institute of Physics UK (IOP), Lightsources .org, 1001 Inventions, Light Sciences Applications (LSA), The Optical Society (OSA), The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

    Watch here.

  • Photonics4All - The stolen Cup - Nov 30, 2015

    The story of the video starts with a flash-back where Max wins the first place of the science contest. The science cup is placed in the school after the award ceremony. Max, as a very smart girl, is monitoring the cup from her lab at home with sensors.

    At a screen which is connected to the video camera placed next to the cup, she can suddenly see that the cup has been stolen. Her small robot and friend, Lux, is at the one hand following her wherever she goes and on the other hand, he can be transferred to all photonics tools that Max is using to find the stolen cup.

    On site of the crime, she uses thermal vision glasses which can show her all footprints that are leading from the place where the cup was located. With these glasses, Max can follow the thief along the school corridors, class rooms and finally, reaches the room where the thief is hiding the cup.

    With an X-Ray scanner, which she pastes to the door she can see the thief standing in the room and holding the cup. Finally, she takes a Laser out of Lux and cuts the door into pieces. Apparently, the thief was the cleaner who took the cup for polishing and gives it back to the very astonished Max.

    Video produced by the European Project Photonics4All.

    For more information please visit the Photonics4All website.

    Watch here.

  • Einstein 100 - Theory of General Relativity Albert Einstein - Nov 25, 2015

    A short film celebrating the centennial of Einstein's theory of General Relativity.


    EOIN DUFFY - Animation (http://eoinduffy.me/)
    DAVID TENNANT - Narrator
    WESLEY SLOVER - Sound Design
    ANAIS RASSAT - Writer / Science Outreach / Communication (https://twitter.com/anaisrassat)
    JAMIE LOCHHEAD - Writer / Producer

    A WINDFALL FILMS production for the SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

    Watch here.

  • The Heritage of Ibn Al Haytham at Qatar National Library - Oct 22, 2015

    UNESCO Doha Office, Qatar National Library and Qatar National Commission to UNESCO collaborated to produce this video, as part of the International Year of Light and an international conference on the legacy of Ibn Al Haytham at UNESCO in September 2015. The video showcases the efforts gathered by Qatar National Library to preserve Islamic archives and manuscripts relating to the history of Qatar and the Arab and Islamic world.

    Watch here.

  • Shedding Light on the Situation - Oct 19, 2015

    Light is more than just light bulbs and sunshine! Researchers at the University of Oxford use different types of light to learn more about all sorts of interesting things. In this animation we pick just a few examples of how researchers use light to explore the world around us.

    Watch here.

  • The Light that Surrounds Us - Oct 12, 2015

    The aim of this video is to explore how light affects every day of our lives. The main objective of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 is to highlight the fundamental role of light and its technologies in all human activities. Light is at the origin of life, it has inspired beauty, painters, poets, architects ... and it is essential in photography, cinema, theatre or television, because there is no doubt that light affects the emotional response from the audience. Just look around us to verify that the numerous applications of light have revolutionized society through science, engineering, architecture, medicine, communications, culture, art and leisure.

     

    Video developed by Augusto Beléndez, Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Alicante, Spain, member of the Spanish Royal Physics Society and the Spanish Optical Society, and Senior member of SPIE and OSA.  

    Watch here.

  • Light-Year Documentary - Oct 5, 2015

    This documentary depicts GalileoMobile's expedition to northern Bolivia and Brazil where the project performed astronomy activities preceding the celebration of the International Year of Light.
      Along the way we met several people with different interpretations about the universe. The documentary aims to portray the encounter of these different views and to reflect on the significance of the knowledge on cosmological phenomenology. Similarly, we seek the presence of light through its beautiful manifestation. The documentary is also a tribute to light. In total, we traveled about 3,200 km during five weeks performing activities in 11 cities in the Pando department (Bolivia) and the states of Acre and Rondonia (Brazil).

    Director and Editing: Felipe Carreli

    Website: www.ano-luz.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2015anoluz

    Twitter: @ano_luz

    GalileoMobile is a purely non-profit initiative run by astronomers, educators, and science communicators. It is a traveling science education programme that brings astronomy closer to young people around the world, and mainly across regions that have little or no access to outreach actions. By organizing astronomy-related activities in schools and villages, the group aim at fostering a will of learning through the exciting wonders of our Universe.

    Watch here.

  • The Northern Lights - A Magic Experience - Sep 29, 2015

    A new and spectacular documentary about the Northern lights is now available on DVD. "The Northern Lights - a Magic Experience" - was originally made for science museums/planetariums. This is the most complete story of the Northern lights and the DVD-version contains the following languages: English, Norwegian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

     

    The 25 minute documentary takes you on a breathtaking journey through space. By using pedagogic top-quality animations and spectacular solar imagery from NASA satellites it tells the full story of the northern lights from myth to science. The film is packed with interesting historical anecdotes and includes tips about how to take your own stunning aurora photos.

     

    It includes some of the world’s best photography and time lapse sequences of the northern lights. The film also contains brand new - never seen before - graphics and animations specially made for this documentary. In particular how the particles form the Sun run along Earths magnetic field - colliding with atoms - exciting them to emit light.

     

    For more info about how to use this resource as part of IYL contact Pål Brekke at paal@solarmax.no and http://www.solarmax.no/Aurora/DVD.html

    Watch here.

  • Step into the Light - an IYL 2015 Anthem - Sep 10, 2015

    Step into the Light is an original composition urging the citizens of the world to step up and help to spread the message about the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. The song combines a number of different styles from around the world to create a unique and original anthem for the year.

     

    The song has a chorus based on a simple melody and the composers are asking interested groups around the world to get involved. One way to participate is to record yourself singing this chorus in your own language and with your choice of traditional instruments. We will collate all contributions into a special recording for the end of the International Year and this will be your chance to have your contribution preserved for history!

     

    You can also feel free to record a video performing the song in any language, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and share it with us using the following ways: on Twitter using #IYL2015 or #StepIntoTheLight hashtags or send a link to the video by email to the IYL 2015 Secretariat at light2015@ictp.it. All videos will be disseminated through IYL 2015 social media channels.

     

    The song is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommecial NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

     

    More information: http://www.light2015.org/Home/About/Latest-News/September2015/Step-into-the-Light

     

    Song produced by  École Polytechnique
    Composer: Jérôme Musiani
    Lyrics: Jérôme Musiani, Vince McClenny and Gérard Mourou
    Performed by: Vince McClenny

    Watch here.

  • James Clerk Maxwell - What's the go o' that? - Sep 2, 2015

    A short animated video on the Scottish-born scientist, James Clerk Maxwell who paved the way for our understanding of electromagnetism that led to the technology that surrounds our modern world.

    His contribution to science and our lifestyles, and his attributes and skills as a scientist, provide inspiration to future generations - even Einstein thought of Maxwell as a genius!

    Produced by Glasgow Science Centre
    http://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

    Science Consultant - Professor Martin Hendry, University of Glasgow
    Project Manager - Derek Shirlaw, Glasgow Science Centre
    Script & Narration - Innes Smith
    Sound Design - Big Mouth Audio
    Animation - Smudge Digital

    Produced with kind support from the Scottish Government.

    Watch here.

  • Science Film Festival 2015 Teaser - Aug 19, 2015

    The teaser for the Science Film Festival 2015 is here! Come celebrate the UN International Year of Light with us in 12 countries from October 1 to December 20. (Edited by Atiya Larpthanapaiboon / Original Music by Karan Thamawong).

    More information: http://www.goethe.de/sciencefilmfestival

    Watch here.

  • LIGHT2015: Lighting the Future - Aug 4, 2015

    Video developed by the National University of Galway, Ireland as part of the LIGHT2015 Project which promotes commercial collaboration and investment in Photonics. The aim of the video is to encourage venture capitalists and industry who have not yet invested in Photonics innovation to do so, given the proven track record, impact and economic potential outlined in this production and elsewhere. We hope to inspire everyone about the opportunities for business and growth through the disruptive technologies that Photonics has produced and will continue to into the future. The 21st century is going to be the Era of Photonics, we look forward eagerly and ask you to help shape that future. The video will be subtitled to all EU official languages.

    LIGHT2015 is a high impact outreach and education project to promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public in Europe during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015.

    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644964.

    More information about the LIGHT2015 project:

    w: http://www.europe.light2015.org
    t: http://www.twitter.com/LIGHT2015Europe
    f: https://www.facebook.com/Light2015Europe

    Watch here.

  • Are Invisibility Cloaks Possible? - Jul 27, 2015

    Have you ever wished you could hide under an invisibility cloak like Harry Potter or conceal your car with a Klingon cloaking device like in Star Trek? This video celebrates the International Year of Light by exploring the science behind light, sight and invisibility. Though we can’t make ourselves invisible yet, some promising research may light the way – or rather, bend the light away.

    This video is part of the Reactions series and was produced in collaboration with the journal ACS Photonics. For more information on ACS Photonics, please visit: http://pubs.acs.org/journal/apchd5.

    Watch here.

  • LIGHT2015: Careers in Photonics - Jul 6, 2015

    Video developed by the LIGHT2015 Project to promote the importance of photonics in careers, with short explanations by scientists, entrepreneurs and professionals working in photonics. The aim of the video is to encourage young students, especially women, to pursue careers in photonics, making the career choice attractive to students seeking challenges and the possibility for future development and to provide inspiration to look at photonics as a career to follow. The video will be subtitled to all EU official languages.

    LIGHT2015 is a high impact outreach and education project to promote the importance of photonics to young people, entrepreneurs and the general public in Europe during the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015.

    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 644964.

    More information about the LIGHT2015 project:

    w: http://www.europe.light2015.org
    t: http://www.twitter.com/LIGHT2015Europe
    f: https://www.facebook.com/Light2015Europe

    Watch here.

  • Photonics in food safety applications - Jun 2, 2015

    The Photonics Team of Vrije Universiteit Brussel grasps the unique opportunity of the WORLD EXPO 2015 in Milano and the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 to showcase the enabling power of light and the impact of light technologies on food-sorting, food-safety and health. Watch the video and find out what laserlight and French fries have in common.

    Watch here.

  • Light-Year Documentary Teaser - May 20, 2015

    2015 was declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Light (IYL 2015). We follow GalileoMobile's expedition to northern Bolivia and Brazil where the project performed astronomy activities preceding the celebration of the International Year of Light.

    GalileoMobile is a purely non-profit initiative run by astronomers, educators, and science communicators. It is a traveling science education programme that brings astronomy closer to young people around the world, and mainly across regions that have little or no access to outreach actions. By organizing astronomy-related activities in schools and villages, the group aim at fostering a will of learning through the exciting wonders of our Universe.

    Along the way we met several people with different interpretations about the universe. The documentary aims to portray the encounter of these different views and to reflect on the significance of the knowledge on cosmological phenomenology.

    Similarly, we seek the presence of light through its beautiful manifestation. The documentary is also a tribute to light.

    In total, we traveled about 3,200 km during five weeks performing activities in 11 cities in the Pando department (Bolivia) and the states of Acre and Rondonia (Brazil).

    You can watch the trailer here.

    Director and Editing: Felipe Carreli

    Website: www.ano-luz.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2015anoluz

    Twitter: @ano_luz

    Watch here.

  • IYL 2015 Cartoon by The Open University - May 11, 2015

    The Open University (UK), in partnership with UK organisations the South East Physics Network and the Royal Astronomical Society, has created a special animation to celebrate The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).

     

    More information here.

     

    Video in more languages:

     

    - Polish

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks5h0ADExbY

     

    Translation & voice-over: Jakub Bochiński - The Open University (UK, twitter: @JakubBochinski); With support of: Rafał Mostowy (Imperial College, UK, twitter: @RafalMostowy), Magda Richter (Cambridge University, UK) and Małgorzata Irmińska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland, twitter: @mi_gosia) 

    Watch here.

  • IYL 2015 Physics World Magazine Video Series - Apr 8, 2015

    Light-inspired films by Physics World Magazine for the IYL 2015.

    - A Single Light of Science

    In this short film you will meet people working in some of the key focus areas of IYL 2015, including Nobel laureates, development professionals and a range of people from the creative industries.

    http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/2015/jan/29/a-single-light-of-science

    - Reclaiming the Stars

    This short film brings a personal story to the Dark Skies Awareness campaign, by following the amateur astronomer Irene Pease as she struggles to find a patch of darkness amid the dazzling lights of the Big Apple.

    http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/2015/mar/26/reclaiming-the-stars

    Watch here.

  • IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony Videos - Apr 2, 2015

    Videos from the IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony.

    The IYL 2015 Opening Ceremony was held on 19-20 January 2015 at UNESCO HQ in Paris.

    Credits: SPIE

    To see individual videos from the Opening Ceremony, click here.

    Watch here.

  • Losing the Dark - Dec 13, 2014

     

    Starry skies are a vanishing treasure because light pollution is washing away our view of the cosmos. It not only threatens astronomy, it disrupts wildlife, and affects human health. The yellow glows over cities and towns — seen so clearly from space — are testament to the billions spent in wasted energy from lighting up the sky.

     

    To help raise public awareness of some of the issues pertaining to light pollution, Loch Ness Productions in collaboration with the International Dark-Sky Association has created a 6.5-minute public service announcement called Losing the Dark. It introduces and illustrates some of the issues regarding light pollution, and suggests three simple actions people can take to help mitigate it.

     

    Losing the Dark is a joint production of the International Dark-Sky Association and Loch Ness Productions.

     

    You can find links to the video in other languages here.

    Watch here.

  • Photonics technologies are everywhere! - Sep 30, 2014

    Photonics technologies are amazing, fascinating, and you find them everywhere: in communication, entertainment, medical, manufacturing, automotive, energy, lighting, agriculture, photovoltaic, security, art, … Whether you are looking for a new career, a student that needs to make a choice for your studies, if you are a financial investor or a politician that influences policies, think PHOTONICS !
    Video by Carlos Lee, Director General - EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium)

    Watch here.

  • Celebrate The International Year of Light in 2015 with SPIE - Aug 27, 2014


    2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. But why is light so important? SPIE invites you to join in on the celebrations, and discover why light, is in fact, life. Multi-language versions of the video are available herewith:

    French

    Spanish

    Watch here.

  • Cosmic Light 2015 Video Trailer - To celebrate the cosmic light coming down to earth - Aug 26, 2014

    The official video trailer for Cosmic Light IYL2015, in English.

    Watch here.

  • Diamond Brought to Light - Jul 18, 2014

    Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. The facility is used by over 3,000 academic and industrial researchers across a wide range of disciplines including structural biology, energy, engineering, nanoscience and environmental sciences.

    Watch here.