Watch: Stunning Teaser for No-CGI 4K Space Doc 'In Saturn's Rings'
This is real. All of it. I would file this under "Sci-Fi", but there's no Fiction, it's 100% pure Science! In 1997 NASA launched a spacecraft called the Cassini, packed with cameras and instruments (and an orbiter which they sent to Saturn's moon Titan in 2005) to collect data from space. It's mission: to photograph and study our solar system, our galaxy, and specifically Saturn and its rings a distant 750,000 miles away. A computer whiz designed a program to make video out of the photographs at 4K IMAX resolution, and here's our first 3-minute teaser trailer for In Saturn's Rings. I had no idea they were making this, but now I'm dying to see it. This is unbelievably breathtaking, completely real galactic beauty at its finest. Must watch this trailer.
Here's the official teaser trailer for Stephen van Vuuren's doc In Saturn's Rings, in high def on YouTube:
In Saturn's Rings, written & directed by Stephen van Vuuren (Still Life, Catastrophe), is a giant screen space film for IMAX, giant screen and fulldome theaters distributed by BIG & Digital, coming in the spring of 2014. The film is 100% created using only flat 2D photographs (often hundreds or thousands per frame) stitched together for massive hundred megapixel+ resolutions that are scaled and zoomed using techniques developed by the filmmaker, based on Ken Burns and 2.5D photo animation processes. A computer is not even required to do this - it could all be done exactly using photoanimation techniques from 100 years ago. No 3D models, texture mapping, CGI, camera projection, cloning or painting or any other VFX techniques are used - every pixel is what was captured in the photograph. For bookings, go here, for more see their site.