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The Beautiful World of Things We Can’t See

“We humans will always have a limited grasp of what reality is,” says the astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser when explaining his work exploring the cosmos. “And what could be more fascinating than being surrounded by mystery?”

The same holds true here on earth when we explore how the creatures around us experience light and color. The five-part DIscovery series Don’t Blink is a photographic and scientific exploration of this hidden world.

“The world that we perceive is a very narrow window,” explains Don Komarechka, the photographer whose images appear throughout Don’t Blink. “If we could see more of the spectrum of light than we normally do as human beings, I think the world would be really interesting. Cameras can capture infrared and ultraviolet and x-rays to look into the cosmos and see some very beautiful things that we to our own eyes will never be able to see.”

You can watch other Don’t Blink episodes on Discovery’s YouTube channel, or on series director and producer Su Rynard’s web site.

Su Rynard is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker creating short and long-form narrative and documentary films. Her work has played in museums such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The National Gallery of Canada, theaters, and aired on television with Discovery, the CBC (Canada) and PBS (NOVA).

Executive Producer for Discovery

Produced by
Susan C Rynard for the Discovery Channel

Series Concept
Fred Graver

Writer & Director
Su Rynard

Christopher Bergevin
Don Komarechka
Donna Francis

Director of Photography
John Price

Macro Photography
Don Komarechka

Location Sound
Jason Milligan

Picture Editor
Su Rynard
Dennis Day

Phil Strong & Thomas Hoy

Sound Design And Mix
Phil Strong

Colour Grading & Compositing
Dennis Day

Emma O’neill
Casting By Laughing Cat Creative

Visual Researcher
Erin Chisholm

Researcher & Chase Producer
Eva Voinigescu

Archive Footage
Footage used under license from, NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Hustak, L. Frattare, M. Robberto (STScl), R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC), M. Kornmesser (ESA), A. Fujii, Rhys Lewis & Minh Tan Pham, AHS, DECD, UNISA/Science Photo Library, The SDO Team, Genna Duberstein and Scott Wiessinger, Producers WeathervideoHD.TV/Science Photo Library

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