TELESERENITY – SLOW TV
HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO RECORDINGS AND LIVE STREAMS FROM NATURAL LOCATIONS
Take a break from the noise and artificiality of contemporary life. Tune in to TELESERENITY, kick back and relax.
To avoid sudden surprises, a Noise Pollution % value is shown in the description below some recordings, from 0% for no undesirable sound to 100% for excessive noise, such as constant traffic or people. For example, the occasional passing car or aircraft that interrupts an otherwise peaceful scene will be given a Noise Pollution value of about 15%.
We do our best to source videos free of noise pollution and edit it out if possible, but the difficulty in finding areas free of (man made) noise even in supposedly remote locations is evidence of humanity’s encroachment into so much of the Earth.
If you run a live camera or have shot some serene video and it conforms to the guidelines below, it will be considered for inclusion on TELESERENITY and we will pay for it.
HOW TO SUBMIT FOOTAGE
- Read the guidelines below
- Upload one minute or so sample footage to any of the following cloud services:
- Share a link via our contact form or a TELESERENITY curator
- If we believe the footage needs some work, we’ll let you know, so you can try again, else if we accept the footage, we’ll send over our Terms & Conditions, ask you to send us the full length video(s), pay you and aim to get your work online ASAP.
- To send us the full video, use any of the services listed in Step 2 above.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO EMAIL VIDEO FILES!
- Live or recorded views of natural locations, such as:
- Meadows, gardens, rivers, mountain views and such where one can see and hear the birds, bees and other wildlife – like this clip
- Smooth drone footage of gorgeous or interesting landscapes or cities
- Live streams from animal sanctuaries and wildlife parks
- 4K or greater resolution.
- Stable footage – If ground based, please use a tripod and avoid hand held. If from a drone, keep her steady!
- Ensure the scene is level, no wonky horizons…
- Avoid panning, this can make for uncomfortable viewing.
- No unpleasant or obvious visual artefacts, sometimes caused by compression or noise.
- No music. Include the natural sounds of the location – or silence. Viewers can always play their own music to suit.
- Branding or other embedded graphics are forbidden – credit will be given in the Description.
- For recorded video, a minimum of 15 minutes, maximum 60 minutes.
- People cannot be easily identified.
- Ideally, as little noise pollution as possible – such as Planes, Trains & Automobiles
- In the case of a live camera, likely to remain active for a reasonable period of time.
- No 3D, but VR and other immersive content welcome!
Curation: In progress
Map of the world exploration interface: In progress
Our own dedicated live cameras: Pending
Originally launched in 1994, TELESERENITY was one of the first web destinations to feature live cameras from around the world – with a focus on scenes devoid of people, reducing any privacy issues. Over time, many of the cameras went offline. We waited until we and/or a 3rd party develop cameras that are robust and well financed enough to be deployed for an extended period.
In 1995 we were honored to design and build a web destination for The GeoSphere Project, a pioneering venture lead by Tom Van Sant who produced the first cloud free view of the Earth from space using a composite of satellite imagery. Their eventual aim to project live video of the Earth onto globes located in public spaces and educational establishments. Hopefully such an ideal will be realised now that the live transmission of HD video and telemetry data is being made possible.
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