With a little help from fate

         With a little help from fate and the kindness of one person this film comes to us.  It was several months in planning, a couple of hours of filming, then a two year wait until the equipment was found and identified and returned to the makers.  Some students launched a helium baloon fitted with a go-pro camera and i-phone into the stratusphere.  Despite their planning and calculations it did not return to earth where they projected.  Two years later a lady hiking in the desert found their i-phone, and through her employment at ATT identified via the SIM card the owner of the phone and returned it to them.  This is the film that they waited two years to see.

 

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Comments (41)

  1. Hugh_Pizmehoff

    that is so cool!

    September 12, 2015
    1. SEC

      agree!

      September 12, 2015
  2. Grockizback

    Pretty amazing story!

    September 12, 2015
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    2. SEC

      Yes!

      September 12, 2015
  3. cjb321

    How wonderful for them to have this found!

    September 12, 2015
    1. SEC

      Yes it was and after such a period of time too

      September 12, 2015
  4. belladora

    Wow, I loved it. It’s like seeing it 1st hand. Thanks for the share

    September 13, 2015
    1. SEC

      welcome

      September 13, 2015
  5. Nightbane

    A most honourable lady who found returned that device.
    the most amazing moment to me was the bits of balloon falling like confetti.

    September 13, 2015
    1. SEC

      That was fascinating and absorbing to watch

      September 13, 2015
      1. Nightbane

        wARNING
        Tangential Mind at work
        Have you ever seen film called Battleship?

        September 13, 2015
        1. SEC

          Sounds vaguely familiar why

          September 13, 2015
          1. Nightbane

            The Missouri features heavily in the plot.

            September 13, 2015
            1. SEC

              Can’t say that I recall it.

              September 13, 2015
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          2. Nightbane

            then you relaly haven’t seen it. Do. Could be straight out of Game. Beginning and end are bit formulaic but the rest is pure my world. Really not to be missed.

            September 13, 2015
            1. SEC

              Ah do recall the bally-hoo of a movie based upon that game a few years back.

              September 13, 2015
  6. depressedgirl

    Amazing.

    September 13, 2015
    1. SEC

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  7. Nightbane

    There are rather lots of films over the pst decades basided in such,. this wasn’t one I’d heard aught on but was very good nonetheless. Is also nice blending of Robotech, Mechanoids and straight Rifts.
    In mundane terms, the effects were terrific, the trip into a dark What – if very well done, looks very like a scene from the world is my 4338. in this scenario, Earth prevailed. In my world it took rather more time to eventually take the planet back.

    September 14, 2015
    1. SEC

      Ah so there is another such “random” brain wandering this planet?

      September 14, 2015
      1. Nightbane

        ???

        September 14, 2015
        1. SEC

          If script writers of the movie took inspiration from the game, and it matches closely with the “script” produced by another gamer, what is one supposed to think?

          September 14, 2015
          1. Nightbane

            That it was a fine thing to see the Missouri and what I very much think are some of her surviving crew taking out the last ansty alien space invader?

            September 14, 2015
            1. Nightbane

              nasty*

              September 14, 2015
  8. Nightbane

    Keep in mind me preference is loosely medieval stuff with elves, forests, caves, magic fountains and harps play themselves.

    September 14, 2015
    1. SEC

      Oh didn’t say the randomness was identical but of similar “bent”

      September 14, 2015
      1. Nightbane

        wouldnt’ surprise me, a dire enemy well repelled is ever popular venue.
        Here, I thought you well loved your Navy… They are well aspected in this film, you know.

        September 14, 2015
        1. SEC

          I do love the Navy, but I don’t “love” the usual product out of the film industry nor the exorbitant fee they ask.

          September 14, 2015
          1. Nightbane

            Let the DVD? Adn do you honestly think I’d say aught on it to YOU, of all beings, were it not well worth it?

            September 14, 2015
            1. SEC

              No I trust your evaluation, but at 10 of a Sunday even I don’t think I’ll traipse over creation searching

              September 14, 2015
          2. Nightbane

            Bloody literal females this evening… whatever makes you do it, is a consistent effect upon your sistren here as well….
            I didnt’ mean right this bleedin’ instant , miss, you asked a little refresher on so i extracted these bits for when you have leisure to absorb and then WRiTE on it. Y0u’re knackered, now is not good.

            September 14, 2015
            1. SEC

              Luv you too, perhaps we plays with the literal as a bit of turn-about

              September 14, 2015
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          3. Nightbane

            Not a bad twist but you’re knackered and you often become rather literal when so.
            Find your pillows, it can all drown in sleep a bit.

            September 14, 2015
            1. SEC

              That too, but was awaiting the “evening” comestible that son’s lady was contriving

              September 14, 2015
  9. Nightbane

    AKA Late Night Snack?

    September 14, 2015
    1. Nightbane

      so it would seem… enjoy and sweet dreams.

      September 14, 2015
      1. SEC

        The were restful thank you

        September 14, 2015
        1. Nightbane

          excellent! Good morning, you.

          September 14, 2015
          1. SEC

            and a Merry Monday to you good sir

            September 14, 2015
            1. Nightbane

              The Boy says good morning , Miss, may I have Nightbane now to resume the walkways?
              we’re continuing the loooooooooong walk all the way round the place. lotsa bricks, knee pads, digging and levelling…. simple if strenuous. He’s young, I’m evil, we;ll make good progress if I quit skiving now and get to it.Luncheon is concluded and so I away.

              September 14, 2015
          2. SEC

            good afternoon to The Boy, hisself, may he keep the Nightbane on task

            September 14, 2015