Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Featurette: Illusion of Space Flight

Joey Shanks and PBS Digital Studios explore how old sci-fi flicks like Star Wars and Star Trek mimicked space flight by moving the camera rather than the model, then he attempts to recreate the effects himself.
"To create a spaceship flying through outer space, the effects wizards of yesteryear used simple techniques of keeping the model spaceship still, and having the camera move in towards the objects. This would give the illusion that the ship was moving."

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