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Discover the Universe at SFU

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Promotional piece I produced for SFU’s Faculty of Science. Music by Dan Moxon of Bend Sinister, motion graphics by Matt Schilling, The Little Motion Company.

SFU Faculty of Science builds a state-of-the-art public Observatory on the Burnaby campus.

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The Sky’s the Limit: SFU announces Trottier Observatory and Studio

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A feature I produced and directed for the SFU Faculty of Science for SFU’s Creative Services. Some phenomenal motion graphics and drone helicopter footage went into the making of this short.

SFU has unveiled its plan for a $4.4 million facility on its Burnaby campus dedicated to engaging children and youth in science.

Stage 9 of the Tour, La Mongie & the Observatory Pic du Midi

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No shake-up after the eighth stage of the 96th Tour de France. Lance Armstrong remains in third, eight seconds back. Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy retains the yellow jersey for a second day after battling back on the last climb. Armstrong’s teammate, Alberto Contador, remains in second, two seconds ahead of Armstrong and six off the lead. Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez gets the stage victory.

Up next, the last stage in the Pyrenees and with apologies to the kids in the room, it’s a bitch! Climbs of the Tour de France are categorized from 1 to 4. And then there is the “hors categorie” or “above category”, a tag reserved for the most severe climbs on the tour. Only four stages of the 2009 tour are categorized as above category, and Sunday’s ninth stage is one of them.

The Col du Tourmalet, which sits a few horse jockeys short of 7,000 feet, is a brutal climb and one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France. From Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, the riders will climb more than 4000 feet to the Col du Tourmalet, perched at 6,939 feet.

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