TED2009 minutes from Ethan Zuckerman: Big pictures

Ethan Zuckerman has been liveblogging TED2009. Never missing a beat, he kept going late into yesterday evening to bring you full details on the last session, Reconnect. Here’s an excerpt about “Oceans:”

“It’s cost more than $75 million to film thus far, a sum out of reach even for feature films, never mind documentaries. It’s been financed by investors, sponsors and foundations, and will be released in France in October 2009 on Pathé and in the US on Earth Day, 2010 by Disney. The film has required eight years of Perrin’s life and now exists as 300 hours of footage, which need to become a two hour feature. The nine minutes we got to see here at TED were breathtaking, and I can’t wait to see the rest.”

For much more on the session, Ethan’s blog is the place to go.