OPPY: The Life of a Rover

Using raw rover imagery and the sound of actual wind on Mars, I painted this little portrait of Opportunity, our faithful little martian rover friend that was lost earlier this year. Losing a rover feels a little like losing a pet. But for all that it accomplished, and for our ability to revel in all the awesome images it collected over its lifetime, its end is bittersweet. Oppy traveled 28 miles on Mars over a span of 14 years - an amazing feat of engineering and human ambition.

After sifting through thousands of raw Mars images for hours and hours, I have developed a strange sense of Mars as a real place I have been, riding alongside this little rover that could, making laps across rocky martian plains. My hope is this little portrait gives you a glimpse of that same feeling. Still can't believe we put a vehicle on mars that lasted almost 15 years. I don’t even expect my car to run that long. Humans are pretty rad sometimes.

Thanks to all the people at NASA, JPL, and beyond who made this mission possible. Thanks to Matt Brealey for help collecting raw images. And thanks to Juan Benet and my Patreon subscribers for their support of this creation: Kalexan, Laine Boswell, Holly, Abraxas, Alina Sigaeva, Ahmad M Alquarni, Amal Isaac, Benedikt Winter, Chris Becker, Aksel Tjønn, Daniel Saltzman, Crystal, Dave & Debbie Boswell, David Southpaw, Eico Neumann, Ezri Legler, Frances Kubat, geekiskhan, Gergo Rostasi, Giulia Carrozzino, Hannah Murphy, Ivan Sivák, James Lyon, Jeremy Kerwin, JousterL, Julio Hernández Camero, Kody Cotterill, Lars Støttrup Nielsen, Leonard van Vliet, Leo Botinelly, Marnix Bruinsma, Michael Li, Mihai Ioan Pop, Mohana Chandiran Dhukkaram, Mitchel Mattera, Nathan Paskett, Patrick Cullen, Patrick Raimond, Preston Maness, Rodrigo Sambade Saá, Randall Bollig, Roman Shishkin, Sean Tham, Silas Rech, Stefan Stettner, The Cleaner, TheMoonWalker115, Virtual_271, Vladislav Gudzenko, Timothy E Plum, Virtual_271, Westin Johnson, Yan Kononov, and Yannic.

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TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time (4K)

Support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep | Get the soundtrack: https://bit.ly/2HKl9fi | How's it all gonna end? This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover what the fate of our planet and our universe may ultimately be.

We start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of Earth, the death of the sun, the end of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, possible future civilizations, exploding black holes, the effects of dark energy, alternate universes, the final fate of the cosmos - to name a few.

This is a picture of the future as painted by modern science - a picture that will surely evolve over time as we dig for more clues to how our story will unfold. Much of the science is very recent - and new puzzle pieces are still waiting to be found.

To me, this overhead view of time gives a profound perspective - that we are living inside the hot flash of the Big Bang, the perfect moment to soak in the sights and sounds of a universe in its glory days, before it all fades away. Although the end will eventually come, we have a practical infinity of time to play with if we play our cards right. The future may look bleak, but we have enormous potential as a species.

Featuring the voices of David Attenborough, Craig Childs, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku, Mike Rowe, Phil Plait, Janna Levin, Stephen Hawking, Sean Carroll, Alex Filippenko, and Martin Rees.

Big thanks to Protocol Labs for their support of this creation: https://protocol.ai/

And to my Patreon supporters: Juan Benet, Kalexan, Laine Boswell, Holly, Dave & Debbie Boswell, Abraxas, Alina Sigaeva, Aksel Tjønn, Daniel Saltzman, Crystal, Eico Neumann, geekiskhan, Giulia Carrozzino, Hannah Murphy, Jeremy Kerwin, JousterL, Lars Støttrup Nielsen, Leonard van Vliet, Mitchel Mattera, Nathan Paskett, Patrick Cullen, Randall Bollig, Roman Shishkin, Silas Rech, Stefan Stettner, The Cleaner, Timothy E Plum, Virtual_271, Westin Johnson, Yannic, and Anna & Tyson.

Soundtrack now available: https://bit.ly/2HKl9fi and coming soon to iTunes/Spotify/Etc

Peace and love,


Concept, music, writing, edit, and visual effects by melodysheep, with additional visual material sourced from:

NASA Goddard
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
How the Universe Works
Deep Impact
Wonders of the Universe
Moon raker vfx reel
Voyage of Time

Voice sample sources:

Attenborough Davos Speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuudPum21nE
Craig Childs - Long Now Talk http://longnow.org/seminars/02013/jul/29/apocalyptic-planet-field-guide-everending-earth/
Brian Cox - Wonders of the Universe Episode 1
Neil deGrasse Tyson interview with Bill Moyers https://vimeo.com/84075447
How the Universe Works - Season 3 Episode 2
Will The Universe Ever End with Lawrence Krauss https://www.closertotruth.com/series/will-the-universe-ever-end #video-2549
Janna Levin TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLz9TvxGoKs
A Brief History of Time (1991) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAfxKExKjVQ
What Happens in the Far Far Future https://www.closertotruth.com/series/what-happens-the-far-far-future
Sean Carroll TEDxCaltech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMaTyg8wR4Y
Alex Filippenko - TEDxSF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gAtPyEu0G4
To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcKdA2-W0X0
Martin Rees interview http://www.closertotruth.com/series/what-happens-the-far-far-future #video-3625

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A new way to support my work


Relying on ad revenue sucks. It’s unreliable and feels dirty. Plus it doesn’t pay much, so I am often sidetracked by commercial work. So I’m reaching out to you all directly. With your support I can make more content, more regularly - and with enough patrons I can level up my work, by bringing on VFX artists, writers, narrators, and other pro collaborators.

If you don't know Patreon, it's a way for fans to directly support artists. You get rewards for supporting me at different levels. Head to https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep to learn more. Thanks and cheers my internet friends!


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Children of Planet Earth: The Voyager Golden Record Remixed - Symphony of Science

Support my work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep My tribute to one of the coolest objects mankind has ever produced - the Voyager Golden Record. Knowing that a billion years from now these two messengers will still be out there is mind-bendingly awesome. I can't imagine a better representation of humanity.

mp3: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/track/children-of-planet-earth

For more info on the record and the messages in the song, head to wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contents_of_the_Voyager_Golden_Record

Congrats to NASA on Voyager II reaching interstellar space!


In addition to custom graphics, this video leans on these sources for visual content:

The Farthest
Visions of Harmony
The Glenlivet
Alive - Canada 4K
M83 - Wait

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CURIOSITY - Featuring Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman doing what he does best - sharing his contagious fascination with the world.

This video was sponsored by the good guys at Protocol Labs: https://protocol.ai

Music, SFX, and edit by Melodysheep


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Chilly Wonka

If willy wonka was into chill-hop. A track from my new album coming later this year. mp3: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chilly-wonka-single/1434738936

RIP Gene Wilder.

mp3 coming soon.

peace and love,


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The Preciousness of Time: A Stephen Hawking Tribute

"Inspiring" is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but Stephen Hawking was truly that - the Einstein of our time. This is my tribute to his life and his message.


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Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. By compressing all 13.8 billion years of time into a 10 minute scale, this video shows just how young we truly are, and just how ancient and vast our universe is. Starting with the big bang and culminating in the appearance of homo sapiens, this experience follows the unfolding of time at 22 million years per second, adhering closely to current scientific understanding.

Narration by Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough.

Concept, music, editing, sound design, and select VFX by melodysheep.

Soundtrack now on bandcamp: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/album/continuum-e-p

Massive thanks to Protocol Labs for sponsoring this video: https://protocol.ai

 In addition to custom footage, this video samples a large library of content from many sources, including NASA, Voyage of Time, Cosmic Voyage, Wonders of the Universe, and more. Learn more about this project at http://melodysheep.com/timelapse.

It can be difficult to fathom how long 13.8 billion years is. The more you watch this video, the more it sinks in just how stunningly old the universe is, and how magnificently tiny we humans are in the grand scheme. I hope seeing this experiment in humility makes you ponder the vast, unwitnessed ages that have passed before we came along, and the brevity of our existence in comparison.

Every event featured in this video is fascinating on its own, so I highly encourage anybody interested to dig deeper. Start with the Wikipedia page on geologic time and go from there to learn more about all the events featured within.

Peace and love,


Watch the narration-free version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CXr_N2woxg

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PHONE HOME - E.T. Remixed

Here's a happy little E.T. song to brighten your day. Cheers, my internet friends.


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THE FORCE: A musical tribute to Princess Leia

A superchill tribute to Carrie Fisher, the galaxy's favorite princess. Rest in Peace.

mp3: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/track/the-force-princess-leia-tribute


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Oh My!

A magical musical adventure through the land of Oz.

mp3: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/track/oh-my


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A journey into the world of sound and music with Julius Sumner Miller, Brian Greene, Bill Nye, Yehudi Menuhin and more. Sound has always fascinated me - the way mere vibrations in the air can evoke such strong emotions, and how humans create our own meaning from arbitrary motion of molecules. We are like gods, building huge cathedrals of sonic beauty from minute, invisible physical forces that surround us.

Download the song here: https://melodysheep.bandcamp.com/album/symphony-of-science-collectors-edition

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TOTALITY: The 2017 Solar Eclipse

A meditative look back at the insanely beautiful 2017 solar eclipse. I had the fortune of photographing totality from central oregon and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

Coming soon: new symphony of science and more!


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ONE SPECIES - A stirring take on climate change from Isaac Asimov

Why should we care about climate change? It’s not just an existential threat to be overcome, it’s an opportunity for humans to unite around a common cause. Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov knew this in the 80’s. It’s time we took his advice.

Featuring original footage shot across multiple continents over 4 years, with additional content from NASA and my 2017 National Geographic show ORIGINS.

mp3 coming soon.

Created by John D. Boswell / Melodysheep

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SHOW THEM TO FREEDOM - Game of Thrones Season 4 Remix

The season 4 remix! Daenerys and the Night's watch bring justice to the 7 kingdoms through song.

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