Thank you all for the most amazing star party! We promise to hold many more! --Holly and Tim
Emissary director Tim Erskine comes from a family of avid hobby photographers dating back to Fred Erskine of Jacksonport, who took many historic photos of Door County after the turn of the last century. [Read more...]
Join the force for science, protect what you care about most. The Emissary producers already have!
Have you ever wondered what flying squirrels look like? Watch this video to see them fly and play. [Read more...]
Take a fabulous fall drive through Door County to the music of Tim Erskine - Suite Free from the First Light album. [Read more...]
Millions of children will never see the Milky Way. You can help by counting stars. How sharp are your eyes? On September 30th at Newport State Park, in Ellison Bay WI, we need help counting stars for a good cause. And if you like, you can also watch The Emissary Movie on the same night, too! [Read more...]
Millions of children will never see the Milky Way. You can help. Become a Dark Ranger! You can save money and protect wildlife too! Learn about the benefits of wielding light wisely from the original Dark Ranger, Kevin Poe, Sept. 21, 7 PM at the Crossroads Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI, in an event sponsored by the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society and The Door County Environmental Council. [Read more...]
Today on Valentines Day, I enjoyed improving the opening banner and it's here in HD for you to check out. Use the full-screen button to see it in HD. This is also a test platform for some video rendering settings I'm working on for future use. [Read more...]
Dear Emissary Movie supporters!
We are proud to announce that Night Sky Ventures has taken its first step into a larger world. [Read more...]
Today, November 10th, 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Twenty nine men lost their lives in Lake Superior. It’s a powerful story to many people including me, and I remember when Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting song came out in 1976. Our movie opens with the sinking of the ship but with a new loss included – a mysterious spaceship and its pilot. [Read more...]
I photographed the aurora last night from the north beach in Newport State Park about 1.5 miles from where Koyper's ship sets down in The Emissary. ––Tim [Read more...]
I wasn't sure how to judge how the audience was liking the movie, since I couldn't look inside the car windows without being the creepy lady! So Tim and
I were thrilled and surprised at the end when everyone in the lot honked their horns. I said to Tim and the movie gang, "listen! They are honking their horns for us!"
A peak moment! THANK YOU!
The Emissary is Playing Today, Thursday, Sept. 10, Rain or Shine at the Skyway Drive-in!
We saw the aurora last night in northern Door County from Hedgehog harbor, where we filmed the shipwreck dive scene. The first photo is what the camera saw, the second is my approximation of what we saw. No color visible, but motion easily seen. The tall, standing towers were the most impressive. Sadly, we did not get out the previous night, where the aurora was probably twice the magnitude. Light pollution from Escanaba, MI is prominent on the horizon. [Read more...]
Here is where to send your feedback in support of repairing Eagle Tower, not demolishing it. Short and simple is fine. [Read more...]
A lot of the action in The Emissary happens on a dairy farm, and I needed some extra "moos" to fill out the ambience. Lucky for me, while driving in Colorado last week I came across a herd of very vocal free-range cows. One in particular could really let out a prolonged, ab-contracting moo. No sound geek travels without a high-def, stereo audio recorder, so I whipped mine out and got what I needed. It was right next to the car and was so loud it briefly clipped the audio. For your pure enjoyment (with a little sonic sauce added for fun): [Read more...]
I am beyond joy with excitement over the possibility that our nearby Newport State Park could, with YOUR help, acquire the coveted status as an International Dark-Sky Association Dark Sky Park--the first in Wisconsin! It is not easy to get this designation and the folks at Door Peninsula Astronomical Society have worked hard in difficult weather doing photometry to verify that the park is relatively free of light pollution. [Read more...]