Film School Tackles Global Warming, Space and Beyond

July 8, 2014 2:54 PM

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Film School Tackles Global Warming, Space and Beyond

When people think of film school curriculum, they don't usually think of cutting edge scientific collaborations with NASA and space launch experiments, but then again, New York Film Academy's Rajiv Uttamchandani is not your typical instructor. An astrophysicist of Indian descent who believes that science can better approach problems with a more creative mindset, Uttamchandani is taking his students on a journey where no film school students have gone before.

On Easter Sunday of this year, Uttamchandani and his students launched two weather balloons (in collaboration with California State University, Northridge) containing seven GoPro Hero3 cameras set to capture ultra high-resolution images in both the visible and IR spectrum of light to get a precise i...

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