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Welcome

Hello!

Welcome to the Project Edgar blog! This is the blog I kept during the production of the music video for ‘Edgar’ by Lucky Elephant

Keep scrolling down to read the blog as it happened, or click the links below to jump to different sections:

Pre-production and launch preparation
Production photos (pre-space)
Space launch
Finished videos
What went up? (Space flight equipment list)
Promo and exposure of the videos

If you have a question or comment, let me know by tweeting me!

09

Nov

The project gets a brief mention by CEO and Founder of GoPro, Nick Woodman, during an interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes on CBS.  Skip to 30seconds in the trailer above for a preview!

The interview will be broadcast Sunday, November 10th 2013 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT.

12

Aug

Find out about the science behind Project Edgar, in this clip from You Have Been Warned (Discovery Channel UK)/Outrageous Acts of Science (Science Channel US).

21

Jan


You can now watch the full unedited 2h30m space flight on Pivotshare!

22

Nov

I did an interview with Photography Monthly magazine’s Photo TV at the UK launch of the GoPro HD Hero 3.  My interview starts 4min in.

30

Oct

Project Edgar is currently being broadcast by the Discovery Channel in over 150 different countries on viral video science show You Have Been Warned

Project Edgar is currently being broadcast by the Discovery Channel in over 150 different countries on viral video science show You Have Been Warned

30

Apr

Latest Buzz

'Toy Robot in Space!' was recently named one of Gizmodo's Top 13 Most Awesome GoPro Videos So Far

In other news, last weekend I travelled back to the launch site of Edgar to film a ‘making of’ Toy Robot in Space, for a science series that will be broadcast on Discovery Science (US) and Discovery Channel (UK) later this year.

19

Mar

Edgar in the Blogosphere

Project Edgar has been popping up on some blogs recently

Wind-up robot in near-space musical experience (theregister.co.uk)
Toy Robot Takes a Trip Into Space…For a Music Video (pcworld.com)
Space Robot GoPro(wearefow.com)
Dailies “Lucky Elephant - Edgar” (fwdlabs.com)
The Joy of Floating Random Things Up Into Space(theatlantic.com)
High Altitude Balloon Videos (knowyourmeme.com)

And for those of you that can read Turkish…

Uzaya oyuncak gönderen genç! (internethaber.com)


Update: and for those of you that speak French:

GOPRO HD HERO : ROBOT IN SPACE (pluggd.fr)

04

Dec

'Toy Robot in Space' is currently being used as a nationwide television advertising campaign in the US for GoPro!

07

Nov

Clips from the ‘Toy Robot in Space!’ video were on the Space episode of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim last night on a show called ‘Off The Air’.  You can see clips from the video at the start of the episode (at around 1min15sec), and also right at the end after the credits.

11

Oct

'Toy Robot in Space' as part of the latest advertising campaign for GoPro.

'Toy Robot in Space' as part of the latest advertising campaign for GoPro.

07

Sep

Film Festival News

Edgar has been screened for the last month at the Edinburgh Fringe Film Festival every Thursday alongside other music videos and visual art projects.

Edgar will also be screened as part of the BBC Music Video Festival on Europe’s largest permanent digital screen, the Fusion @ The Forum, Norwich; and also on the BBC Portsmouth Big Screen in Portsmouth Town Center, between the 19th September and the 1st October.

13

Jun

Edgar on TV!

Clips from the Toy Robot in Space video are to be featured in an upcoming 30sec television commercial!

More news soon! Watch this… uh… space

12

Apr

garakutalogs:

Toy Robot in Space! - GoPro HD Hero high altitude balloon flight (by James Trosh)

凄い所まで飛べるんだな

28

Jan

The screening of Edgar on the London Underground was featured in this news article on the Bournemouth University website.

The screening of Edgar on the London Underground was featured in this news article on the Bournemouth University website.

22

Jan

Here is a short video of some of the screens ‘Edgar’ was shown on as part of the Smile for London project.  It was shown in various London Underground stations including Waterloo, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Victoria, Camden and Paddington on Thursday.  It is being shown again across London this Thursday 27th January from 4-7pm.

It is also being shown in the foyer of the Museum of London until Friday.