Between the years of 1969 and 1972 the human race accomplished arguably the single greatest technological achievement of all time, when humans first set foot on another celestial body.
This short film is a tribute to the NASA Apollo Program space missions which successfully landed 12 men on the Moon. It was created entirely from still images from the Project Apollo Archive, which has bought together scans of all the original unprocessed images taken by the crews of the Apollo 10 to 17 space missions.
The elements that make up each image were separated with Adobe Photoshop and then animated within After Effects to create movement and parallax between the layers in the image. Effects and textures have been added to create a sense of action and transition between the scenes.
I hope this film inspires other people to learn more about the history of space exploration.
‘Endless story about the Sun and the Moon’ by Kai Engel (www.kai-engel.com) used under a Attribution-NonCommercial Licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) from the Free Music Archive (freemusicarchive.org)
Flickr Project Apollo Archive (www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/)
Note: You can see the original images I used below.
NASA Audio Collection (archive.org/details/nasaaudiocollection)
The Creators Project ‘2.5D Effect’ Tutorials by Joe Fellow (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVrYyX3bHI8 & www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_BaQVLOcbs)
Tom Kucy’s video ‘Ground Control’ (www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd5JNRpda9Y)
David Sington’s 2007 documentary ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ (www.imdb.com/title/tt0925248/)
My Dad & Brother Richard who instilled in me at an early age a keen interest in the history of Space Exploration.