September 22, 2017
Guest: Marc D’Antonio
Topics: Update on SkyTour Livestream with Marc Dantonio streamed live from Marc’s home observatory; latest developments with UFOTOG2; update on Marc’s special effects and model making company, website fxmodels.com; September 19th article published in The Sun; and other fascinating aspects of Marc’s ongoing work and research.
Marc D’Antonio has a degree in Astronomy and is the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) Chief Photo/Video Analyst. He is CEO of FX Models, a model making and special effects company specializing in digital/physical models and organic special effects in the film industry (website: fxmodels.com). He has done extensive work in the Film and Television Arena appearing regularly on a number of networks. His efforts creating UFOTOG 2, a remote ufo detection system, with Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull, promises to bring ufology into the 21st Century.
Marc has appeared on a number of networks including programs on CNN, Discovery, Sci-Fi, History, National Geographic and Science channels, performing on-camera work in his role as a UFO investigator, scientific principle presenter, and photo/video analyst. In addition to such roles he has also created special effects props for use in some of these same productions, created computer generated sequences, and set up and directed visual effects shots. Recently Marc continued his work after seasons 1- 2 on NASA’s Unexplained Files seen on Discovery Channel with season 3-5, creating science demos and discussion on the scientific search for Life in the Universe. Prior to that he did Seasons 1 and 2 of a new flagship series called “What On Earth” seeking answers to perplexing Earth mysteries brought to us via Earth orbiting satellites. Currently Marc and FX Models have teamed up with Academy Award winning producer and director Douglas Trumbull to create major science fiction films and television series that explore humankind’s place in the Universe.
Marc has also put together a team of top US scientists who are working together with UFOTOG Pioneer Douglas Trumbull to create high end autonomous flying vehicles and robotic ground units to search for evidence of extraterrestrial presence potentially using crowd-sourcing methodologies. Marc is currently authoring a book on Exoplanets tentatively titled “The Populated Universe” which details the scientific search for extraterrestrial life and explores what he believes is the predisposition of the Universe to the creation of the building blocks of life and perhaps life itself.
Marc’s degree is in Astronomy, and he has spent decades capturing hundreds of thousands of images of many kinds of sky phenomena using a diverse range of photographic gear ranging from small cameras and backyard telescopes to large multi-million dollar professional telescopes in large research observatories.
July 7 and April 21, 2017 interviews can be accessed at: http://kgraradioarchives.com/shows/global-newsmaker-focus/?loc=2017.