A pair of filmmakers took an odd-looking telescope and lugged it around the streets of Los Angeles to give pedestrians an up-close view of the moon. Their reactions are then shown on video.
"Oh my God!," exclaims one passerby after another.
It's this universal response, and not the moon itself, that's the subject of the work, called “A New View of the Moon." So far it's garnered over a quarter of a million views and counting on YouTube.
The filmmakers, Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, nicely capture the universal human response that's triggered when we glimpse something so enthralling. The wonder and delight of the spectators is downright infectious. And it's all set to Debussy's gorgeous piece "Clair de Lune."