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Experimental short film- The Immortalists


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#1 jsilva

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:30 PM


Enjoy a personal cut of a short film on the will to become immortal.




cheers!

Edit by Live Forever: Embedded the video.

#2 Athanasios

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:09 PM

Great Job!

A good emotional and personal appeal that has a feel that will attract more to the movement. Thanks.

#3 JohnDoe1234

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:39 PM

Wow! That was incredible! I really liked how you put that together, you are a very charismatic person and that does wonders for this sort of stuff! [thumb]

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#4 DJS

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:59 AM

In particular I liked the part where you mentioned that melancholy feeling that comes with looking at your old photos. I can completely relate to that.

However, for me this is more than just a matter of aging. It is not just pictures that fade with time, but also our memories (or at least our ability to access them degrades). The suboptimal nature of human cognition is another limitation that I believe needs to be overcome.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:10 AM

This is awesome (as my comments will suggest on the YouTube page). Very powerful message, I love how you've made this video, I think you'll get some great feedback from this.

Good luck, and I admire your enthusiasm very much. I look forward to seeing more in the future.

#6 Live Forever

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 03:17 AM

Cool.

#7 Bruce Klein

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:59 AM

Great work, Jason!

I've posted a link to this thread to the ImmInst homepage. Also, for those wondering about Jason's background in making this film see his post here. And here's a bio for Max Lugavere and Jason Silva here.

Take care,
Bruce

#8 Athanasios

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 12:26 PM

Thanks Bruce! [thumb]

#9 Live Forever

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:59 PM

Does anyone know what the piano music is playing in the background?

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#10 jsilva

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 07:48 PM

Hey Everyone! thanks so much for your feedback and responses!. Thrilled that you enjoyed the piece. Its been a journey reaching out to these guys, interviewing them and trying to tie the story together thematically. Love hearing the discussion. Thanks again!

#11 jsilva

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:14 PM

The piano song used is Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

#12 Bruce Klein

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:25 PM

Jason... do you know Jose Cordeiro from Caracas, Venezuela as well?

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:27 PM

good spot Jay [thumb]

I like the music choice as well, Beehtoven has the ability to draw out the deepest emotions in some of us.

emotional connection = getting through to the public.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:21 PM

Remember that most comments to YouTube are stupid, so feel free to ignore any that are rude. In fact, it's the best idea.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:32 PM

[thumb] great video!

#16 dnamechanic

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 12:47 AM

Jason,

Great work! You have done well.

Your video is very thoughtfully organized and informative. It's an excellent encouragement for all of us to press onward. I think your video will be very helpful in introducing new people to the Life Extension effort.

I posted several quotes of the participants in your video in the Life Extension thread at the political site Unity08.

#17 jsilva

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:19 AM

Hi DnaMechanic!

Saw the quotes in the Life Extension thread... Amazing! thank you sooo much. I'm stoked you liked the film.... It's a great feeling when other people get it and are as moved by the final product as I was when I was shooting and editing it. Thanks again!

"Together we shall taste the wine of Centuries unborn"!

#18 Aegist

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:51 PM

Awesome work!

#19 maestro949

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:34 PM

Great video indeed Jason. Just the sort of positive message we need to spread.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 04:54 PM

Great job.

#21 Bruce Klein

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:59 PM

Jason, for more inspiration on the AI side, see Building Gods.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 01:39 AM

Excellent Video, excellent Music , Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven ,
remembering us the Moonlanding and the enthusiasm with which it
has been done. Fantastic.
danpop77@yahoo.com

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 09:34 PM

Good film. I think you explored the issue well in a short time frame. I liked it.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:26 PM

Super job Jason.

On the down side, I tried to post and well thought out a detailed comment at the Unity08 site and it didn't upload and was lost. Excuse me while I pull my hair out.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:51 PM

Super job Jay.

On the down side, I tried to post and well thought out a detailed comment at the Unity08 site and it didn't upload and was lost. Excuse me while I pull my hair out.

You a Unity08 member, too? That is a cool concept.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:40 AM

Great work Jason. While you were doing your research for making this film, did you come across any other films which you think are worthy of bring to the attention of the public? I'm trying to put together the best immortalist films and I'm having trouble reaching 10!

See this thread, and see if you have anything to offer...
http://www.imminst.o...=1&t=17326&st=0

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:37 AM

Super job Jason.

On the down side, I tried to post and well thought out a detailed comment at the Unity08 site and it didn't upload and was lost. Excuse me while I pull my hair out.


Hi! Would love to hear your well thought out comment... im sorry it was lost. If you do feel inspired and want to have another go at it... do let me know! ;)

Cheers!

#28 jsilva

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:53 AM

Great work Jason. While you were doing your research for making this film, did you come across any other films which you think are worthy of bring to the attention of the public? I'm trying to put together the best immortalist films and I'm having trouble reaching 10!

See this thread, and see if you have anything to offer...
http://www.imminst.o...=1&t=17326&st=0


Thanks Ageist!

I posted on your thread.... Thanks for the kind words. I also think we should recommend top books for people. My favorite is the out of print The Immortalist by Alan Harrington! Cheers!

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:16 AM

I also think we should recommend top books for people. My favorite is the out of print The Immortalist by Alan Harrington! Cheers!

That is absolutely in the cards. Getting movies first is a priority though because people are more inclined to watch 5-10 minute videos, or even full hour length features than they are inclined to read a book. While having a top immortalist book list is a must have, I doubt it will be as useful to first time visitors as a top ten film list.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 04:33 PM

I also think we should recommend top books for people. My favorite is the out of print The Immortalist by Alan Harrington! Cheers!

That is absolutely in the cards. Getting movies first is a priority though because people are more inclined to watch 5-10 minute videos, or even full hour length features than they are inclined to read a book. While having a top immortalist book list is a must have, I doubt it will be as useful to first time visitors as a top ten film list.

I realize that videos are important, and I am not trying to hijack your thread, Aegist, but some other things that might make good "top" lists:
Top 10 FAQ about Life Extension
Top 10 Scientists working in the field
Top 10 Movies with Life Extension as a theme
Top 10 Life extension technologies
Top 10 Images
Top 10 Songs
Top 10 .....

(note: Doesn't have to be 10, could be any number)

Perhaps, if there could ever be enough people interested in participating in such a thing, there could be one "top" list a month or something. Would be good for a blog if we ever get one. People love "top" lists for some reason. ;))




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