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Using information from thousands of successive photos from NASA’s Apollo archives to stitch an animated movie together, Lunar is a stunning look at the approach, landing, and return to Earth from the Apollo space missions.

Created over the course of two years by graphic designer Christian Stangl, Lunar is based on photos released in 2015 that were taken by astronauts during the Apollo missions. The process utilized two primary techniques: panoramic stitching, which involved combining photos to create more easily animated shots, and stop motion sequences, which involved taking photos shot in short sequence and creating transitions between them.

Check out Lunar int its entirety below:

“I was fascinated by the amount and the quality of the pictures,” motion designer Christian Stangl told PetaPixel. “They were thousands of that beautiful high-res photographies made by the famous Hasselblad-Moon camera. When I looked at the archive, I knew immediately that I want to make a film with these photos!”

Stangl came up with the idea after stumbling across the archive. He was struck by how many incredible photographs the Apollo astronauts had taken. The music for Lunar – which really ties the whole short film together – was composed by Christian’s brother, Wolfgang. As a film created out of what is essentially an animated collage, one of the hardest parts for the Stangl brothers was choosing what to pick from given so many beautiful frames and how to score it.

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As you can see from the end result, Lunar is a truly awe-inspiring take on space exploration. All the more so because it is 100% real. Every photo in their tribute was pulled from NASA’s Project Apollo Archive, and is itself, a tribute to the men and women behind the organization.


Images: VIMEO (Christian Stangl)

Source: Peta Pixel

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Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario of the Great White North, Mitchell has written for GEEK, Portal 13, Grizzlybomb, and The Richest. Though his obsession for film often outweighs everything else, his writing includes reviews and editorials on TV, digital media, and all things Geeky.

Lunar Is A Beautiful Tribute Film Made Using NASA Apollo Photos

Eat your heart out, Hollywood. NASA is still where it's at for sheer, breathtaking imagery.

By Mitchell Corner | 06/16/2017 08:17 AM PT

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Using information from thousands of successive photos from NASA’s Apollo archives to stitch an animated movie together, Lunar is a stunning look at the approach, landing, and return to Earth from the Apollo space missions.

Created over the course of two years by graphic designer Christian Stangl, Lunar is based on photos released in 2015 that were taken by astronauts during the Apollo missions. The process utilized two primary techniques: panoramic stitching, which involved combining photos to create more easily animated shots, and stop motion sequences, which involved taking photos shot in short sequence and creating transitions between them.

Check out Lunar int its entirety below:

“I was fascinated by the amount and the quality of the pictures,” motion designer Christian Stangl told PetaPixel. “They were thousands of that beautiful high-res photographies made by the famous Hasselblad-Moon camera. When I looked at the archive, I knew immediately that I want to make a film with these photos!”

Stangl came up with the idea after stumbling across the archive. He was struck by how many incredible photographs the Apollo astronauts had taken. The music for Lunar – which really ties the whole short film together – was composed by Christian’s brother, Wolfgang. As a film created out of what is essentially an animated collage, one of the hardest parts for the Stangl brothers was choosing what to pick from given so many beautiful frames and how to score it.

NASA

As you can see from the end result, Lunar is a truly awe-inspiring take on space exploration. All the more so because it is 100% real. Every photo in their tribute was pulled from NASA’s Project Apollo Archive, and is itself, a tribute to the men and women behind the organization.


Images: VIMEO (Christian Stangl)

Source: Peta Pixel

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About Mitchell Corner

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Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario of the Great White North, Mitchell has written for GEEK, Portal 13, Grizzlybomb, and The Richest. Though his obsession for film often outweighs everything else, his writing includes reviews and editorials on TV, digital media, and all things Geeky.