No CGI. No 3D models. No visual effects whatsoever. In Saturn’s Rings is a movie made from images. Over one million flat 2D images, to be more specific. Images obtained over the course of over 25 space missions, all fused together to create a feature length documentary film to be shown on the biggest screens of them all: giant screens, fulldome screens, and of course, IMAX screens.
But In Saturn’s Rings isn’t just a collection of images shown with pretty music and some informative narration. Filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren spent many years working on a way to bring the photos to life without any digital manipulation, eventually discovering a way to fuse together these 1,000,000+ images, sometimes using hundreds or even thousands of images for one single frame of video. Pretty incredible stuff.
Now comes a first teaser trailer for the film showing off what lots and lots of images combined together to create a video can look like. The amount of work put into this one little teaser must be astonishing. Check out the trailer for In Saturn’s Rings below now, as well as more details about the project.
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