PIRA 1A60.10 Scaling: Powers of Ten
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Instructions / Notes:
Length of film: 12 minutes.
Format: VCR Tape or Laser Disk projected onto Screen.
"Powers of Ten: A Film Dealing with the Relative Size of Things in
the Universe, and the Effect of Adding another Zero" is perhaps the
most famous of the many films produced by Charles and Ray Eames.
"Powers of Ten" is about size, about understanding things and
phenomena at one scale by looking at them at other scales. It employs
the technique of telling and showing viewers more than they can absorb
in the time allowed. Images are a fraction too short to imprint on the
mind's eye, but not so short as to be subliminal: the mine races. The
narration of physicist Philip Morrison and musical score or Elmer
Berstein pace the stream of images.
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