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STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« on: 12/02/2008 03:23 am »
Here's Max-Q Entertainment's latest video!  What a blast to be a part of it!  Mission was a great success.  Thanks for the fun, guys.  Waiting until February will be hard, but I'm sure we can manage.  :)

Click HERE to download! <---hi res.

Chris Edit:
Low res:
http://www.maxqent.com/sts126.html
Band: Shihad - best band to come out of New Zealand ever (and one of the best bands in the world) http://www.shihad.com/

« Last Edit: 01/15/2009 08:04 pm by Ford Mustang »

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #1 on: 12/02/2008 03:47 am »
If that's not the best shuttle music video in the history of shuttle music videos I don't know what is. Been waiting for that song to be used in a shuttle video as it's the best fit.

Absolutely awesome work with the video!
« Last Edit: 12/02/2008 04:22 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #2 on: 12/02/2008 04:19 am »
Absolutely stunning! I too have waited long and hard for this song to be used on a video (I remember first hearing the song at a gig, getting home that night, and emailing Chris a bootleg for him to check out). That was what, 2 years ago?

Very very fitting. I'm sure the Shihad boy's will love it.

Right, time to point a few Shihad.com Forum links in this general direction :)

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #3 on: 12/02/2008 04:34 am »
Glad you enjoyed it, we enjoyed making it.
This song has been on the to do list for a while.   8)



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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #4 on: 12/02/2008 04:37 am »
They should run that on NASA TV. Absolutely brilliant.

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #5 on: 12/02/2008 05:31 am »
Excellent video.
« Last Edit: 12/02/2008 05:35 am by James Lowe1 »

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #6 on: 12/02/2008 06:47 am »
WOW! Best MaxQ shuttle video ever and by a long way. The song fits really well with the video and the editing of the clips, and clip selection is TV professional quality. I love this video!

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #7 on: 12/02/2008 06:49 am »
Aussie here and the band is big here too. Seen them lots of times at Big Day Out. What a perfect combination of the song and the video. Buying their album right away!

Great work MaxQ guys!!

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #8 on: 12/02/2008 06:58 am »
The lyrics are perfect too - MY interpretations ;)

Something missing in our brains (lack of major public interest).
We all used to live in caves (and now we're in space)
Build the world that's in our heads (ISS assembly)
And it's not over yet (Indeed it isn't!)
What's holding you back? (Public interest).

We roll through space all looking up, To fall like waves on sand (SRB sep and slashing down) ;D

We're a million miles away, yeah yeah, From where we should all be today (Future exploration).
There's a lot that we regret. That we should never forget (Columbia :( )

Beautiful Machine, Show me what you see? (The awesome views during a mission). What were you thinking of? (What the imagination of an orbiter would be like floating in space).

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #9 on: 12/02/2008 08:32 am »
Yes, the lyrics fit well and Max-Q's editing talents work wonders here again. Well done!! :)
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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #10 on: 12/02/2008 10:42 am »
What?!?  No floating toolbag in the video?  ;)

Fantastic job!
« Last Edit: 12/02/2008 10:42 am by joncz »

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #11 on: 12/02/2008 04:09 pm »
Youtube version added.
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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #12 on: 12/02/2008 04:24 pm »
Awesome work!

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #13 on: 12/02/2008 04:58 pm »
There's some really impressive shots there. Especially after the flyaround, overhead view of Endeavour, ahead of the sep burn.

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #14 on: 12/02/2008 05:45 pm »
Impressed by this! Will have to send it around the office.

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #15 on: 12/02/2008 06:29 pm »
Impressed by this! Will have to send it around the office.

I think I speak for the whole of Max-Q when I say this:

You don't know how much that means to us.  Thank you!

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #16 on: 12/02/2008 07:39 pm »
I like the editing and appreciate you started with processing, and not the launch.

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #17 on: 12/02/2008 07:59 pm »
we fit the pre launch footage in if it fits musically, doesn't get put into enough of the videos.
she can't launch without being processed first, you guys don't get enough mention in that regard. glad you enjoyed it  8)



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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #18 on: 12/02/2008 08:13 pm »
Awesome!  That must have taken ages.
"Through struggles, to the stars."

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Re: STS-126: Beautiful Machine by Shihad
« Reply #19 on: 12/02/2008 08:23 pm »
Awesome!  That must have taken ages.

We start when the mission starts, and end when she touches down.  :)

It's great fun making these, but the real reward is what people say in response to them.

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