Sci-Fi Short Film "Telescope" presented by DUST

  • Published on Aug 27, 2016
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    ‘Telescope’ - by Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller (presented in 4k)
    Earth as we know and love it may become a thing of the past.

    That’s the starting premise of Collin Davis’s “Telescope.” This thoughtfully crafted short film follows a brave cosmic archaeologist as he travels back in time to capture photos of the once vibrant planet. As he travels further back in time, we learn that the galaxy and time he came from has a lifeless Earth with no organic life left on its surface. It’s hard to finish the film without feeling nostalgia for an Earth that is being taken for granted.

    Dust loves this short film for its obvious environmental overtures but especially for its longing for a home that was but no longer is. A fun fact is that this film’s lead VFX artist is none other than Wes Ball, the acclaimed director of Maze Runner and short film Ruin.

    Collin Davis’s heartfelt film is worth watching more than once and taking to both head and heart.
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  • Stevan R
    Stevan R 4 days ago

    year 2183 and you have screens from 90s in starship xD

  • Martin G
    Martin G 6 days ago +1

    So a hip-hop artist used his skills as a DJ to operate a light-speed spacecraft?

  • Christopher626
    Christopher626 11 days ago +1

    I keep watching these Dust short films, not because they're good but because I hope I find one that is. This was my third one, still not good.

    • AlphaCentauri24
      AlphaCentauri24 5 days ago +1

      Most are from wannable filmmakers who have access to good gear & vfx and think the stories are high concept.

  • Kris Tucker
    Kris Tucker 11 days ago +1

    Wait wait wait so if u play this with 'youtube subtitles' on, when the spaceship goes into the wormhole; the sound described it as: "accelerating to hyperspace" htf wtf fjshdgtf?

  • Doc. FunkBlack
    Doc. FunkBlack 11 days ago +6

    that's the most ghetto starship I've ever seen.

  • Pally Radson
    Pally Radson 12 days ago

    A fair bit too long for a long bit too short.

  • Ruslan Jans
    Ruslan Jans 16 days ago


  • Ian Kenneth Chiong
    Ian Kenneth Chiong 19 days ago

    Oh yeah, we are born in the right time 😄

  • zoroastro cuevas
    zoroastro cuevas 20 days ago

    Yo entiendo tu duda hombre de negro y tu pensar pero en este universo en ningun lado se puede viajar en el tiempo asi fusionaras oh mezclaras 100 mil millones de gigantes azules con otras 100 mil millones de gigantes rojas y otros 3 mil millones de hoyos negros logrando hacer un coctel algo extenso que solo daria por resultado quien sabe ? Con este coctel intergalactico ....pero para empezar en esta galaxia no la cruzarán como si fuera darle la vuelta al mundo y peleando y luchando duro como u.s.a hace todo el tiempo y para todos los materiales que tien este sistema solar ya estuvo que no se puede y con la fiesta de esta existencia sideral y los lentes tu sabes recibirá una patada en el traceeo bien dado para toda la eternidad por creer y alusinar demasiado tu sabes ....nadie ni nada viaja en esta existencia en el tiempo nadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa................Los lentes son menos mucho menos

  • Krishna Gaurav
    Krishna Gaurav 21 day ago

    This is nearly impossible to find our planer like our beautiful earth.

  • AleXandra Stil
    AleXandra Stil 23 days ago +3

    The guy doesnt look like a scientist ))

    • Martin G
      Martin G 6 days ago

      More like a hip-hop artist ;-)

  • La Fe del Rico PLAY
    La Fe del Rico PLAY 27 days ago

    Where ever blacks are there is tragedy..!

  • Blue -eyed
    Blue -eyed 27 days ago

    Africans in space.. hilarious.

  • kundan kumar
    kundan kumar 27 days ago


  • william badovinac
    william badovinac 28 days ago

    My interpretation is telescope boy only wanted to find a battery for the wrist watch.

  • Владимир Фадеев

    The narrator's part in the beginning and in the end is the most impressive in this short.

  • devin harrison
    devin harrison Month ago

  • devin harrison
    devin harrison Month ago

    How his warpdrive works is using gyroscopic precession , where it spins so fast on the outer diameter that it makes the ship so weightless from gravitational pulls , also in order to travel at nearly the speed of light there would be debris in the way like that rock he hit , or the atmosphere on earth gasses , I think 13,000 mph is the fastest a jet can go before peeling apart from friction . Using a design to shoot light forward could scientifically push the obstacles out of the way , forming a vacuum that travels at over 3.6billion mph , so technically at that point we could travel at 3.59 billion mph without coming across obstacles unless it was so big light failed to push it , but research is how to improve it to break it down to atoms and push them back or simply forcing it out of the circular diameter of travel .

  • JohnConnor2049
    JohnConnor2049 Month ago

    Is he looking for watermelon in space??

  • Kindell Armstrong
    Kindell Armstrong Month ago

    Wow a person of color as the main character in a Sify movie how rare !! He has no lines but still a captivating story ..

    • Terence Mirley
      Terence Mirley 4 days ago

      Racist - you never heard of Will Smith then ?

  • Tiktok World
    Tiktok World Month ago

    Time Waste movie

  • Darius Wynn
    Darius Wynn Month ago

    i'm so glad that a brother is the arbiter of a new age for the human race! =P Finally

  • David Gagnon
    David Gagnon Month ago

    This is a JOKE........Right?

  • Aaron Haughwout
    Aaron Haughwout Month ago

    Dust. Is awesome
    Keep up the awesome material.and thank you!!!!!!!!

  • เนเวอุเซล่า2 มาแล้ว

    กล้อง มอง ด้านหน้า ทำไหม คับถอยหลัง วะ.???? กูละ งงง

  • Jayzee31519
    Jayzee31519 Month ago

    Nice film, but only a fool would believe the earth will dry up as soon as 40 years from now

  • Zulu 204
    Zulu 204 Month ago +1

    Did anyone notice that Earth was yellow gold in color until it got down to year 2030?
    I guess we only had 12 years left as of 2018. LOL

  • Chivokroy
    Chivokroy Month ago +1

    The narrator in the beginning sounds like Carnán's husband or something.

  • #Gulshan Ahmed
    #Gulshan Ahmed Month ago +1

    Dust videos are my motivation

  • bob cl
    bob cl Month ago

    another stupid short

  • Mark Down
    Mark Down Month ago

    was that galileo Galilie?

  • Ermete Filho
    Ermete Filho Month ago

    Dust,Dust, Dust!!!

  • Jitesh Verma
    Jitesh Verma Month ago +2

    It's not a co incidence. Earth has all the life sustaining elements. Just in ryt proportions. Exactly the way needed.
    Something/someone wants us to survive. Now, that we have survived so long, that entity may not wish us to go extinct. Well, untill we do very stupid things.In course of time, humanity itself may assume that they are in charges of everything. That they habe finally conquered time snd space , and it's now that humanity would be hit.Hard.
    It's not the battle of civilizations or technologies. It's an attempt to witness the vast and awestrucking magnificence of the Universe!
    If there's no one to witness and watch it( the universe), why even to make one?

    • Seunggyeom Rain Kim
      Seunggyeom Rain Kim Month ago

      Just because we adapted to survive in Earth's environment doesn't mean the elements were specifically made perfect for us. We wouldn't be here if WE DIDN"T ADAPT, not if EARTH WASNT FIT for us.

  • troy lenz
    troy lenz Month ago

    Wow that was pretty cool. 😎

  • Stephen Blackwell
    Stephen Blackwell Month ago

    I guess you can go back again who would have thunk it

  • Gerald Childs
    Gerald Childs Month ago +1

    Must have bought his watch from K- mart in 2183.

  • Ctrigger32
    Ctrigger32 Month ago

    Good to know black people are still around in 2183.

  • Mike Labor
    Mike Labor Month ago

    I liked how the space ship during jump, vibrates like an out of balance clothes washer.

    • troy lenz
      troy lenz Month ago +1

      Dammit your comment just reminded me that I have to do laundry.

  • Willis Austin Chimano

    For 2108 those instruments look well 1960’s

  • jairo Sanchez
    jairo Sanchez Month ago

    Were are the xenomorph?🙅
    Cool he went back In time 👍 WTF screw the xenomorphs, he time traveled to the year 2030 before the earth went to shit

  • Erin Vinson
    Erin Vinson Month ago +2

    I know its a short film but why is it that in all these movies when the ship get damaged nobody tries to fix it??? Everytime they just foolishly keep driving on and it always ends badly!!! Somebody had the knowledge to build the ship and they didn't put in a owner's manual?

  • Ethan Coster
    Ethan Coster Month ago

    Man we fkd it all up quickly

  • Ethan Coster
    Ethan Coster Month ago

    Nothing screams the future like retro

  • DavinSR5
    DavinSR5 2 months ago +2

    Definitely not one for the ignorance of light travel. Great premise.

  • Earth Man
    Earth Man 2 months ago

    Really awful visuals, looking through the portal. That is supposed to be some kind of wormhole, and it is just more stars. Nothing redeeming, the visuals are tired and old and there is no dialog. Time to move on.

  • Harish Chalwadi
    Harish Chalwadi 2 months ago +2

    T'challa from Earth 615

  • uk d
    uk d 2 months ago +1

    8:25 beautifully and truly said

  • William Gruendler
    William Gruendler 2 months ago

    My Fave so far. Sad but hopeful.

  • Dave Arkanoid Gilbert
    Dave Arkanoid Gilbert 2 months ago

    The great thing about this short film is, that i have already seen it 75 light years from now.

  • W. C. Orielly
    W. C. Orielly 2 months ago +2

    Apparently technology gets worse not better..😅😂🤣😂😅

  • johnmonk66
    johnmonk66 2 months ago

    So Earth is dead in 40 years? Guess we will invent faster then light speed any day now, even though going to the moon is still out of our budget.
    Died to see the earth? No more google I guess.
    Sorry, this one just doesn't make sense
    Why not go home and fix your fucking ship?

  • BandA
    BandA 2 months ago

    Humans.. a parasite to any planet. Once we overpopulate and pollute it into an unliveable mass... then we head into space in search of a new host planet to prey on.

    • etrnwk
      etrnwk 2 months ago

      lol... your so programmed.. I guess the propaganda is working!!

  • Wwe Champions
    Wwe Champions 2 months ago +1

    So sad

  • Nancy l
    Nancy l 2 months ago

    Beautifuly done!

  • charles hetrick
    charles hetrick 2 months ago

    I’ve been watching a bunch of these Dust videos. Is there no sexy times in the future?

  • Clever Man
    Clever Man 2 months ago +1

    7:23 I didn't knew that Ireland is so exciting.

  • Clever Man
    Clever Man 2 months ago

    Well, perhaps you can look at past earth, you just need to travel faster than light.

  • AngryKitty
    AngryKitty 2 months ago

    Boring and lame

  • GD M
    GD M 2 months ago

    Good use of old arcade machines

  • Carl Cleague
    Carl Cleague 2 months ago +2

    Brothers still dont comb their hair??