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The Watching Europa project is comprised of one complete hour of mesmerising high resolution animation based loosely around the speculation that the vast oceans of subglacial water on Jupiter's moon Europa could conceivably harbour life. The images and sounds offer an absorbing and fascinating meditative experience that has been described as "2001: A Space Odyssey meets Ernst Haeckel". The stunning HD images and full surround sound can be explored as a totally immersive inner-space adventure, or they can simply be set in motion as a beautiful liquid ambient background for your living environment (and let's face it - those big blank LCD screens just completely suck the vitality out of the whole house. Why not make them a beautiful entrancing feature rather than a lump of soulless tech? )

If you want to get a good feel for what Watching Europa is all about, you can find out how it was made, and see galleries of stills and featured movie clips on the official website. For those of you who've been fans of my music over the years, you'll find the project a natural extension of my musical ideas into the visual world.



I've now completely finalised Watching Europa and the final 60 minute HD animation with full 5.0 surround sound has been authored and mastered for Bluray - the highest quality consumer format available for both image and sound. In other words, most of the work has already been done. There's one final step though, and I've started this Pozible project in order to make the Bluray version commercially available. Because Bluray is a relatively new format, the per-piece cost is pretty steep, so I'm not going to be able to do it alone. With your help, though, I can organize a manufacturing run and get a little publicity happening.

I think Watching Europa is a very special and unique undertaking, and I'd love to get it out to the widest audience I can find. I hope you'll be part of that.

So, all that remains to be said is that any help you can give me to get Watching Europa out into the world is appreciated more than I can say. Grab one of the rewards, tell anyone you think may be interested, or simply favourite the Watching Europa Pozible page on your social media platform of choice (<- there's an easy clickable Share window over to the left there). Every little bit helps.

With warm thanks,
Peter

FAQ

• Can I get Watching Europa on DVD?

Sorry, no, it will not be available on DVD. As much as I've tried, it is impossible for me to get the image quality to a sufficiently acceptable standard using the DVD compression codecs.

• How about an HD file download?

Again, for similar reasons this is not achievable at the moment, although I don't rule it out as a future possibility. Currently, to get an acceptable result, the file size is in the order of 4 or 5 gigabytes, rather too large to be easily accessible.

• Is there music on this Bluray?

Not as such. The images are accompanied by an ambient soundscape that does have musical qualities. Information can be found on the About page at the Watching Europa website.

• Can I see an example of what I'll get on the Bluray?

Yes. There are some selected single clips, and the test or 'maquette' version of the project on the Clips page of the Watching Europa website. The final Bluray version is an interweaving of luscious full frame and intriguing split screen, similar to the maquette version (only better!)

• What is the 'Strangeness + Charm' part of my Reward?

Strangeness + Charm is a major atmospheric music work that I created for the Qantas First Class Lounge at Sydney Airport. It was originally released as a 6CD set, but I'm making it available for this project in its entirety as mp3 and AAC files. You can read more about Strangeness + Charm (and listen to some samples) here on the Scribbletronics site.

•I was told that the Morphium Collection was part of the USB Reward - is that true?

Yes, I've made a special incentive addition of my complete Morphium Collection. Unfortunately I couldn't add it to the individual Rewards descriptions because of Pozible's text size limitations. But basically, you get all three Morphium atmospheric works: Rain, Pines and Atoll. You can read more about the Morphium Collection here.


Responses

Some things people have said about Watching Europa:

'...a highly original immersive artwork of great minimalistic mystic beauty'
~ Nic Skeltys (b(if)tek, Jilted Brides)

'...strange creatures of unknown scale but undeniable beauty emerge contemplatively from purple and blue-hued depths. Watching these mysterious creatures, swirling in dusty water, communicating via harmonics, takes me to a poetic place deep within myself.'
~ Melinda Rackham (Artlink)

Some Of My Previous Work

If you'd like to get an idea of other work I've done, my site at Scribbletronics holds a comprehensive history of my music & sound projects, and my other visual & animation work. Dive in!

The Challenges

This project is completely achievable. All costs have been quoted and all Rewards are set to go.
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on 22nd Sep 2013 at 2:00am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$5 +• Your name on THE BIG THANK YOU page on the Watching Europa website, and my sincere gratitude for helping me reach the goal!
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2013
A$25 +• Scribbletronics USB stick with Watching Europa desktop wallpapers AND a digital version of my 6 CD atmospheric music project 'Strangeness + Charm' • Your name on THE BIG THANK YOU page on the Watching Europa website
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2013
A$50 +• Signed Bluray edition of Watching Europa • Scribbletronics USB stick with Watching Europa desktop wallpapers AND a digital version of my 6 CD atmospheric music project 'Strangeness + Charm' • Your name on THE BIG THANK YOU page on the Watching Europa website
23 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$60 +• Signed Bluray edition of Watching Europa • Signed & numbered original miniature pinboard image from the final 53-element storyboard (this reward is limited to 53 contributors) • Scribbletronics USB stick with Watching Europa desktop wallpapers AND a digital version of my 6 CD atmospheric music project 'Strangeness + Charm' • Your name on THE BIG THANK YOU page on the Watching Europa website
7 Chosen | 46 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$100 +• A Special Secret Surprise! Not saying what - but it will be a cool one-of-a-kind Watching Europa-related gift (a different one per Reward taken!) • Signed Bluray edition of Watching Europa • Scribbletronics USB stick with Watching Europa desktop wallpapers AND a digital version of my 6 CD atmospheric music project 'Strangeness + Charm' • Your name on THE BIG THANK YOU page on the Watching Europa website.
13 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$250 +• Signed Watching Europa coffee-table book (as seen on the Watching Europa blog) • Signed Bluray edition of Watching Europa • Scribbletronics USB stick with Watching Europa desktop wallpapers AND a digital version of my 6 CD atmospheric music project 'Strangeness + Charm' • Your name on THE BIG THANK YOU page on the Watching Europa website
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$500 +All Gone• EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the Watching Europa Bluray Disk and on THE BIG THANK YOU page (limit of a maximum of 3 only) • Signed high resolution art print of one of the Watching Europa sequences - your choice • Signed Watching Europa coffee-table book (as seen on the Watching Europa blog) • 2 x signed copies of the Bluray • Scribbletronics USB stick with Watching Europa desktop wallpapers • One of the few remaining box sets of my 6 CD atmospheric music project 'Strangeness + Charm'
2 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013
A$1000 +• Installation of either the full or the maquette version of Watching Europa as a permanent artwork at your venue or business, including all in-perpetuity rights & permissions. I will personally supervise the installation and provide advice on the technical execution. [Exhibition hardware is not included in this offer. Limited to Sydney/Melbourne - or elsewhere if you cover airfare] • Plus ALL perks of the $500 Reward (except EP credit) • Sole credit on all media as Patron
0 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2013