Over the past months I've been working with Australian photographer Ray Collins to bring his amazing oceanscapes to life in the form of cinemagraphs, a blend between photography and video. Each cinemagraph is created from one of Ray's stills, and sets it in infinite motion, making a unique moment in time last forever.
These cinemagraphs inspired André Heuvelman from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to get together with pianist Jeroen van Vliet to record a very moving custom soundtrack, which I combined with a selection of the cinemagraphs.
The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this type. This gives the opportunity to create different studies in 3D. In this film I have chosen some locations and processed the images into panning video clips. There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet. And there are really great places on Mars! I would love to see images taken by a landscape photographer on Mars, especially from the polar regions. But I'm afraid I won't see that kind of images during my lifetime.
It has really been time-consuming making these panning clips. In my 3D-process I have manually hand-picked reference points on the anaglyph image pairs. For this film I have chosen more than 33.000 reference points! It took me 3 months of calendar time working with the project every now and then.
The colors in this film are false because the anaglyph images are based on grayscale images. I have therefore color graded the clips. But I have tried to be moderate doing this. The light regions in the clips are yellowish and the dark regions bluish. The clips from the polar regions (the last clips in the film) have a white-blue tone.There are a lot of opinions and studies of what the natural colors on Mars might be. But the dark regions of dust often seems to have a bluish tone. Please study this issue on e.g sites by NASA.
This film is not scientific. As a space enthusiast I have just tried to visualize the planet my way.
The video begins with a nearby approach to Mars moon Phobos.
Some of the anaglyphs used can be seen on my blog, please visit: av-creo.com/fictive-flight-real-mars
Please watch the film in 2K if possible for greater details.
Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Referenses and locations on Mars: PSP_007769, ESP_018859, ESP_012435, ESP_034285, ESP_011648, ESP_045091, ESP_020878, ESP_045634, ESP_037704, ESP_046725, ESP_037705, ESP_018548, ESP_016641, ESP_027236, ESP_011729, ESP_045571, ESP_047503, ESP_023464, ESP_013049
Appassionato di fotografia dal 1960, ancora oggi ne parla con evidente emozione.
Fotografo e collezionista di fotocamere, manuali, raccolte, riviste storiche italiane e straniere, racconta con passione molti aneddoti legati a preziosi pezzi da collezione raccolti in oltre cinquant'anni di esperienza professionale.
Non conoscerete il suo nome, ma vi piacerà la sua storia.
Interested in photography since 1960, he still talks about his passion with emotion.
Photographer and collector of cameras, manuals, books and vintage magazines, passionately he tells many anecdotes about precious items collected in over 50 years of career.
You won’t know his name, but you will like his story.
Music: (Title - Artist)
Inspiring Piano & Strings - maxvic soundcloud.com/maxvic
Chocolate Galaxy Waltz - aidapinsent
Wings - NICOLAI HEIDLAS
The Nest (Instrumental Version) - Josh Woodward
Worky Worky - Andy G. Cohen
Even when we fall - Philipp Weigl