'Telescope' - A Sci-fi Short Film presented by DUST

  • Опубликовано: 27 авг 2016
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    ‘Telescope’ - by Collin Davis (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.
    Official filmmaker site: pqdavis.com
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Комментарии • 620

  • D O B
    D O B 59 минут назад

    I thought we would go back and warn everybody of the future demise of the earth. But no.

  • Kurt Hirschenhofer
    Kurt Hirschenhofer 3 дня назад

    Loved the soundtrack.

  • A Ligon
    A Ligon 4 дня назад

    Enjoy the beauty of our planet while you still can in your lifetime. It won't last forever.

  • Louix Griego
    Louix Griego 4 дня назад +1

    160 some odd years from now and they are using tech from 40 years ago... Sh!t must have gotten BAD...

  • SilverM1y
    SilverM1y 4 дня назад

    Um, cool much? Yes! Definitely cool!

  • Sasha Carter
    Sasha Carter 4 дня назад

    What was the telescope "transmitting"? I could understand it transmitting a guide star, but there's no atmosphere to bounce the laser off! Maybe it was streaming data to some receiver back where it came from, but they could be waiting a while for that signal to arrive, if it does at all.

  • Jargo Neo
    Jargo Neo 4 дня назад

    Pushy buttons bop boooooop switch boop beeeeeeep booop

    Dan LAUWERS 6 дней назад

    What a pity: marvellous idea while making the worst childish mistake confusing time with space: year = 2183 and 75 light years from Earth (which is a DISTANCE).
    I keep on wondering how people, being so brilliant in filmmaking, issue such stupid statements…

    • Niyog Ray
      Niyog Ray 3 дня назад

      They didnt, you did.
      Year on Earth is 2183.
      Spaceship is 75 light years away.
      @2:08 The year of the earth which the telescope can see (viewing year) is 2108, which is 2183 minus 75.
      Perfectly fine by subtraction.

  • Pablo Roscoe
    Pablo Roscoe 7 дней назад

    Mastered time travel, but still use toggle and rocker switches.

    • Niyog Ray
      Niyog Ray 3 дня назад

      Maybe because they are better to use than touch screens and interfaces where you dont know what is a label and what is an interactive button?

  • John Canfield
    John Canfield 9 дней назад +1

    Hey, DUST, I just discovered these. Sorry to take so long. Many of them are heartbreakingly beautiful and sad. Others just dystopian rants. But all well done and worth the investment of a moment's viewing. Have you produced or planned to produce a Blue-Ray Collection? That would be AWE-HAW-HAW-SOME!

  • Ronald Bush
    Ronald Bush 9 дней назад +1

    I don’t quite get his purpose either, but with all that fancy equipment he’s using, what I assume, even though a didn’t see a battery, is a quartz watch. Sometimes it’s the little things.

  • Gábor Barna
    Gábor Barna 9 дней назад

    Melyik filmekhez van még magyar felirat?

  • Joe Scott
    Joe Scott 10 дней назад

    Meh - Unimpressive

  • Anthony Sandoval
    Anthony Sandoval 10 дней назад

    Thumbs up, but IDK... Did like the visuals... Not sure I got the point, if there was a point.. but not to be a hater, thank you for the video, and I did thumbs up it

  • JMDinOKC
    JMDinOKC 10 дней назад

    There are enough comments about the scientific absurdity and silliness of this film already, so I'll just add my two cents on another point: "The year is 2183. Earth is dead...With all traces of organic life lost...", etc. In all the silly films like this one, the explicit or implicit message is that human activity "destroyed" Earth. THIS - WILL - NEVER - HAPPEN. If life survived 25 million years of every square foot of the Earth's surface being encased in ice; if life survived the Permian extinction, the greatest mass extinction of all time, when 95% of all species went extinct; if life survived the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, which wiped out the great reptiles (dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and pterosaurs); then there is nothing that puny humanity can EVER do that will destroy all life on Earth, including wipe out humanity. Human-caused climate change might destroy human CIVILIZATION, but most life, including a residual population of humans, would survive.

  • antman3251
    antman3251 12 дней назад

    They can’t all be winners but still thumbs up for the effort

  • adanoid
    adanoid 12 дней назад

    This junk spaceship reminds me of the primitive space crafts they pretended to go to the moon with. Built with parts out of a cornflake box. Mans futile endeavors to find another livable planet as they flush this one down the toilet is a bit disgusting. This is a prison planet and no one can leave it until God makes all things new and all wickedness is extinguished forever; then we can be trusted to visit other worlds.

  • SterileNeutrino
    SterileNeutrino 13 дней назад

    I love the old-school man-machine interfaces without modern graphics overload. Practically out of "Alien". And damn, rust on the outside of a spaceship? Pure style! This is practically the tug ship "Marcus Garvey" from Neuromancer.

  • Andreas w.
    Andreas w. 15 дней назад

    I am so confused 😁

  • Mike VanIn
    Mike VanIn 15 дней назад

    Drivel. What a waste.

  • Jeff Lehman
    Jeff Lehman 15 дней назад

    By the way everyone ...the Vulcan science academy has rendered time travel imposssible

  • Jeff Lehman
    Jeff Lehman 15 дней назад

    That futuristic cockpit looked like something out of a bad 80’s sci fi show ...

  • Braham Prakash
    Braham Prakash 17 дней назад

    WTF! RU-clip since how long you was hiding this awesome channel
    Anyway I am now happy ☺️☺️

  • Kornelijus Kort Kiss
    Kornelijus Kort Kiss 18 дней назад

    Loš film

  • Steve Bailey
    Steve Bailey 18 дней назад

    I really enjoy this channel, Dust continually offers content which shows that you don't need a 200 million dollar budget to tell a story well. Ok you can pick holes in the science and the plot, but it is about entertainment. sit back suspend your disbelief and enjoy the ride.

  • Eamon Ahern
    Eamon Ahern 18 дней назад

    7:23 Ireland! My country

  • a p
    a p 19 дней назад

    I'm at 1:31
    Thx, but Wall e already covered this 😂

  • no more lies
    no more lies 19 дней назад

    yes Ireland survived the end of the world

  • Jaykumar Wahane
    Jaykumar Wahane 19 дней назад

    Very nice love it

  • The Learner
    The Learner 19 дней назад

    Okay dummies he was traveling faster than light so the further in space-time he traveled the further back in time he could see, frak so simple. Now enjoy and shut up or don't whatever.

  • Роман Павлов
    Роман Павлов 19 дней назад

    What was it? The interesting beginning, but there is no plot in this history. Looked and forgot.

  • spikedart
    spikedart 22 дня назад

    Now for the greater scope, I wonder if the pilot could make it to the earth in this time and help prevent the decimation of "all organic life" or, perhaps his presence may have contributed to the extinction in some way.

  • spikedart
    spikedart 22 дня назад

    The modem sound nearly killed it for me. The tape drives. The warning at 4:27 that honestly sounded better than the industrial "music" I heard in Boston clubs back in the late '80's.

  • Ken Behrendt
    Ken Behrendt 22 дня назад

    Visually interesting, but the story could have been more interesting. I would have had him travel out into space until he reached a point where he could determine the year that all life was destroyed on Earth and the cause which was a giant asteroid collision. Then I would have had him travel back to Earth using some dangerous technique that allows him to go back in time. He would arrive back on Earth around the current year and then eject from his spacecraft in an escape pod and land safely in a farmer's field. The next scene would have been him addressing the UN General Assembly and telling them that he is from the future, somehow proving it, and that they need to be preparing to destroy the approaching asteroid as soon as possible. Once his message is delivered, it causes his future to change and he immediately disappears from the UN and reappears back on Earth in his own time. Now, however, the planet is full of life because the asteroid was destroyed and all is normal again. Since that is the case, he never makes his trip into space and begins to forget it ever happened!

  • Dan Africk
    Dan Africk 22 дня назад

    Any sci fi film that starts with "The Earth is Dead" and it's talking of a time period mere centuries from now, shows that the writers are embarrassingly ignorant of the most basic science ecology, biology, geology, etc. Short of something like a Supernova, or maybe a collision with something the size of another planet, planets don't just "die". Even a massive asteroid impact or global nuclear war could never wipe out all life on earth. Humans, sure. Maybe even all animal life, though that's a bit of a stretch.. No matter how badly we fuck things up on this planet, there will almost certainly be life in some form on this planet for millions of years, until the Sun starts to go nova.

  • Ossama Arvayani
    Ossama Arvayani 23 дня назад

    For real, its hard to find one good short film in this chanel, I hope one creators can make 1 good content instead of making a bunch of non entertaining content. It would be rare to see that😅 if you ho are reading is a creator, keep it up, maybe you can really make a potential content on your own. FILMMAKING IT'S HARD

  • Benjabola
    Benjabola 24 дня назад

    Man cries out to see the sky.

  • LaughTooHard
    LaughTooHard 25 дней назад

    I didn't get this one at all.

  • Xeno Phon
    Xeno Phon 26 дней назад

    Humanity, forever filled with utopian optimism like flying cars by 2000 and 160 years till we can travel the stars well enough to return to our dead planet!
    Unfortunately history, aka reality, tells a different story. In 160 years you will be less than you are now, not more.

  • Artur Zathas
    Artur Zathas 27 дней назад

    a correction s in need methinks: earth will still be the pale blue dot... only free of parasites

  • cr35t23
    cr35t23 27 дней назад +1

    At that speed, that impact should have be devastating, but the last quote is spot on.

  • Pete Miller
    Pete Miller 27 дней назад

    Really good film, have to see it second time though, and try to figure out what happened. One thing however, you would think that in the future, they would have better cable management.....see 3:11 . Cheers.

  • Tyrone Steele
    Tyrone Steele 27 дней назад

    Boo. I have like everything else you have done. But the combination of antiquated technology, a poorly written script, and and indescript purpose Ruined it for me within five minutes.

  • Juan Trip
    Juan Trip 28 дней назад


  • Louis Garbi
    Louis Garbi 28 дней назад

    Ordinary switches, lights and wires, steam punk of future generations. Enjoyed it all!

  • Dennis Forcier
    Dennis Forcier 28 дней назад

    Enigma much? I think I better watch it again...

  • X Gen
    X Gen 29 дней назад

    2183 huh? Seems a little unrealistic given that it's not particularly that far off into the future for such a dramatic scenario with Earth being devoid of life and dudes cruisin around in time traveling telescopemobiles. Must've been some major balls up to render Earth utterly lifeless in only 2 generations. 2783 would've been more believable. And what's the point of this mission anyway, to see what, to learn what? Was the totality of all man's combined learning and history left behind to decay into unrecoverable entropic shit back on Earth? It would be easier and cheaper to view Earth's past by observing light from Earth that has been gravitationally lensed around galaxies, blackholes and dark matter.

  • Dave Shaffer
    Dave Shaffer 29 дней назад

    All you whiny Poindexters squealing "waaa...scientific nonsense"...dig this: 5:42

    They still had masking tape in the future. Deal with it.

  • Gussy Wormy
    Gussy Wormy 29 дней назад

    does not make sense

  • Ed Gordon
    Ed Gordon 29 дней назад

    he had to have been traveling MANY times the speed of light COUPLED with the use of worm holes/ black holes, to be able to get waaaay out ahead of the light that had already left Earth. Also, if he could make it BACK to Earth im guessing that what was mere hours for him was probably about a thousand years on Earth? So maybe it would have revived itself by then? Who knows. But then again as bad as Earth looked it may take a MILLION years to heal itself.

  • Diavire McGruffin
    Diavire McGruffin Месяц назад

    Cool visuals, but the time doesn't add up, he's looking back all the way to around 2030 to find a non-ruined Earth. Meaning that apparently we develop FTL travel within the next 10 years, with enough time left to get enough people off-planet to set up projects like this FTL traveling telescope. Seems very unlikely.

  • Tom Cool
    Tom Cool Месяц назад

    Wow! It really is science fiction! Absurd.

  • Alex paulo
    Alex paulo Месяц назад

    Great Short film! Does anyone know the soundtrack for this short movie?

  • Squirrel Hunter
    Squirrel Hunter Месяц назад

    So imagine that earth responds to the entry of such an 'alien craft' with global conflict, and so completes its own depopulation in response to a visiting human.

    • Diavire McGruffin
      Diavire McGruffin Месяц назад

      What entry? He was flying away from earth, not towards it.

  • K
    K Месяц назад

    Wow, seatbelt looks like a good security while traveling at the speed of light...

  • Jeremy Jewitt
    Jeremy Jewitt Месяц назад +1

    getting a strong Sunshine vibe here..

  • the hatred 94
    the hatred 94 Месяц назад

    to be frank, more than a thing about nostalgia...it should of been a mission to give a stern warning, and occasionally provide earth with space travel technology...i think that make more sense than going back in time to take some pictures

  • Steve Johnson
    Steve Johnson Месяц назад +1

    I am not going to pick apart the strange mix of retro & new technology or any scientific inconsistencies. The message is artistically delivered. More to say, I am delighted that DUST brings another venue to science fiction.

  • darth_Dan
    darth_Dan Месяц назад

    Well I am quite surprised with the dates he puts out... Even worst case scenario, it'll take more than 30 years for mankind to kill the Earth...

  • Kenneth yates
    Kenneth yates Месяц назад

    Don't worry they won't have the technology to do any of this if white people are gone

  • Napster2002 . aspx
    Napster2002 . aspx Месяц назад

    A nice little ode to sci fi of the past

  • David Ferguson
    David Ferguson Месяц назад +1

    What? No inorganic life detected either?

  • Xatrix
    Xatrix Месяц назад +1

    Fucking. Awesome.

  • Sasa Mladenovic
    Sasa Mladenovic Месяц назад

    The movie is awesome, real sci-fi... I don't have a word to describe my fascination with this movie.

  • Thomas Wampler
    Thomas Wampler Месяц назад

    We can travel thru time but it is still a bumpy ride.

  • Adrian Gałązka
    Adrian Gałązka Месяц назад

    My rating: 5/10 Middle short film. This story has been repeated many times, so I haven't experienced anything new, but the visual form at a high level.

  • nednedtom
    nednedtom Месяц назад

    Yea. It's Ireland.

  • Norman Gomez
    Norman Gomez Месяц назад

    I want to know what the heck he hit that damaged the ship....

  • Edin Fifić
    Edin Fifić Месяц назад

    Just imagine: no life on Earth, no humans, no wars and all sorts of atrocities that many humans commit, no nationalism, racism, genocides, torture, mass murder and destruction... Peace on Earth would finally be a reality. A dead Earth doesn't sound that bad after all. And it WILL be dead eventually, so who are we kidding?

  • David Turner
    David Turner Месяц назад

    I don't get the film.

  • Ömer Faruk Tekin
    Ömer Faruk Tekin Месяц назад

    no matter how advanced man will be we'll still tide ourself with same old seat belts. Especialy when moving at speed of light. LOL

  • Rob Devine
    Rob Devine Месяц назад

    Ireland ftw

  • Dave -in-NJ
    Dave -in-NJ Месяц назад

    science has found life on every part of this planet. we use oil to heat our homes and there are living creatures in that oil. when a oil spill ruins a beach, the life eats the oil.
    we found life at the bottom of the ocean living in the lava spewing out of the Earth. we find life as they bore oil wells, live that is 1,000 feet down.
    at the extinction of an era, only the large life forms die.
    if we are to believe in evolution, then the life that remains will evolve into new plants and new animals.
    we know that there is life in every environment we have found, so if we believe that lie of CO2 being our end, there will be plants that evolve to live off that high concentration of CO2.
    then animals that eat those new life forms.
    this is an interesting movie, but sad.
    this seems like a semi-modern take on Ray Bradbury's story Kaleidoscope.
    Make a wish honey.... Make a wish

    semi-modern because of the CRT monitors, manual switches and keyboard.
    I did wish to see through the pilots eyes when he looked out the window. man what a sight he must have seen.

  • CantCifUdontopenuri's
    CantCifUdontopenuri's Месяц назад

    Ok, wait. The year is 2138 and this "explorer" is still using 20th century technology to traverse the stars?? @ 1:58, Technically, this guy is using a 1100 year old Timex wristwatch (must be seriously lubricated) to keep track of time?? A watch that tracks time based on the Earth's rotation and its celestial orbit?? Uh, ok???

  • Imothep
    Imothep Месяц назад

    Rastaman travels space...LOL!

  • game exe
    game exe Месяц назад

    why is he not wearing a space suit

  • Gabriel Uribe-Rives
    Gabriel Uribe-Rives Месяц назад

    Lovely film.

  • Jack Lack
    Jack Lack Месяц назад

    Sound design is nice

  • Tree
    Tree Месяц назад

    Dude looks like XXXTentacion

  • Carlos Idelone
    Carlos Idelone Месяц назад

    An interesting kernel of an idea and decent effects, but a twenty-something with an Afro and a muscle shirt flying a space-craft solo ?

  • Luis M
    Luis M Месяц назад

    What’s up with all these pessimistic, earth is dead caveman fear fantasy’s that people have. Earth won’t die for at least another billion years. If you think otherwise, then you aren’t keeping up with today’s upcoming technological trends, and Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos’s missions.

  • numerobis
    numerobis Месяц назад

    he wanted to be able to vote for Trump

  • Clément DE VECCHI
    Clément DE VECCHI Месяц назад +1

    I think that the last sentence of the film explains it all : "as men tied to the Earth we dream of visiting the stars, as men tied to the stars we will dream of returning home."
    The man just wanted to return "Home" like what he saw on that little piece of paper. Earth when it was still alive. Since he can't go back in time, he just wanted to see it with his own eyes to believe it.

  • RW Hayes
    RW Hayes Месяц назад

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  • TheReal Peter226
    TheReal Peter226 Месяц назад +1

    when you smell something has expired in the fridge 7:11

  • Jo Veteran
    Jo Veteran Месяц назад

    Very good! There's something so sad in those kind of stories, brings a single tear to my otherwise emotionless face.

  • Large Vessel
    Large Vessel Месяц назад

    A) Home is where the heart is B) If he had FTL travel why didnt he just go to earth when it was green?
    C) im fairly sure hes what initially caused the problem that ends up killing mankind.

  • Large Vessel
    Large Vessel Месяц назад

    i think he might be the last human.

    • Large Vessel
      Large Vessel Месяц назад

      nevermind hes transmitting it unless he is just transferring it to a super redundant array of storage mediums. meh.

  • Large Vessel
    Large Vessel Месяц назад

    sorry i know this is lame for me to say. But why is there rust on the outside? How is the steel oxidising? i mean i get it right its to make it look old. meh maybe he flys through clouds that has an acid or even water in space then he sits in a oxygen cloud to refill his O2 tanks. meh

  • Tomas Holicka
    Tomas Holicka Месяц назад

    I liked that they went for practical effects in the interior, but there are so many questions: why is the spacecraft rusty? Why is it shaking as it travels through space/time? Why is there a huge moving element that will inevitably fail? Why is all the equipment from the 70's? How is there gravity in the craft? Did nobody foresee a space collision at that speed? What actually happens here? I don't think this film knows what it wants to tell and I don't think the people who made it took the trouble to at least begin to understand the underlying science. Sci-fi with inconsistent physics is lazy sci-fi that is not believable. Of course you can bend a law or two, but at least create a believable, consistent universe.

  • Koto Nizna
    Koto Nizna Месяц назад

    Black dude plus ghetto spaceship. Groundbreaking.

  • Roger Wilco
    Roger Wilco Месяц назад


  • Starfleet Academy`
    Starfleet Academy` Месяц назад

    2 stars. "No organic life detected, but it doesn't say if the planet is habitable or not. Nothing good EVER comes from multiple jumps in space. Kinda like "Polaris" near the end of the short?

  • Nautilus1972
    Nautilus1972 Месяц назад

    It seems that nobody read the info. He was a time traveler :" This thoughtfully crafted short film follows a brave cosmic archaeologist as he travels back in time to capture photos of the once vibrant planet." ... which begs the question however, why just take a photo of it? Why not just stay?

    • Diavire McGruffin
      Diavire McGruffin Месяц назад

      You can put time traveler in quotes there, he "travels" through "time" by flying away from earth faster than light, to have the telescope catch light from earth that many years ago. So say, 75 light years away means you see earth as it was 75 years ago. "Time Travel", he wasn't actually traveling through time. Watch it again knowing this, look at the graphics on his screens of him moving away.

  • Giorgi Lockapishvili
    Giorgi Lockapishvili Месяц назад

    8:40 it got so creepy at this point lol

  • Teddy Vee
    Teddy Vee Месяц назад

    Over anal-ization people. They call it Science FICTION.

    SWEEVP GAMING Месяц назад

    The year is 2183 the Hardware is from 1983 :/

  • Joseph D'Bennidetto
    Joseph D'Bennidetto Месяц назад

    I really thought he was going to pop into earth orbit, get a warm welcome from STAR WARS defense system. And cause hundreds of UFOlogists to lose their minds.

  • Joe Laughs
    Joe Laughs Месяц назад

    Beautiful & thought provoking. All the answers regarding the film & its story are here in this masterpiece. We look to the sky wanting to visit the stars, & no doubt, once we get there, we will want to return to see home....

  • Merlin Mijdus
    Merlin Mijdus Месяц назад

    Title should have been: Afro man gets lost as stowaway on Apollo 25.