A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS

A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS from Jan Fröjdman on Vimeo.

From Jan Fröjdman

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 

More to see and to contact: av-creo.com

SEASONS of NORWAY - A Time-Lapse Adventure

SEASONS of NORWAY - A Time-Lapse Adventure from Morten Rustad.

With its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, Norway is a country where nature takes the lead. Using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons and is a result of one year of planning, a second year of shooting and four months of editing.

20,000 kilometers have been travelled, 200,000 photos taken and 20 terabytes worth of hard drives filled. Months have been spent hiking through the mountains, sleeping in tents and travelling through the entire country hunting for the best locations.

SEASONS of NORWAY is shot and edited by Morten Rustad. The video is available in up to 8K resolution (7680*4320 letterboxed).

INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILM CAN BE FOUND AT: http://www.mortenrustad.com

Peter Fonda - Making Of Super Bowl 51 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster Commercial Trailer

Published on Feb 3, 2017

"Times have changed, and not just for Peter Fonda. ‘Easy Driver’ aims to show that that intensive feeling of freedom is absolutely compatible with our GT Roadster, without losing any of the fascination of those earlier days. The film is also a classic example of how well the cooperation between our international agencies works", says Dr Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars. Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, adds: "The film is a really successful media kick-off into our 50th company anniversary. We are delighted that the new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is going to be playing a major role at this year's US-American football final. Freedom and adventure are the perfect fit for a car that provides the most intensive way ever to experience true Driving Performance." The film shows how a group of hardcore bikers, still clinging on to the old dream of freedom on two wheels, have to learn just how much times have changed. The tough bikers are having a good time in a run-down bar on the legendary Route 66. As their anthem, "Born to be wild" plays non-stop in the background, anything goes when it comes to winning the arm-wrestling contest. A whole "wall of fame" is devoted to their hero, Peter Fonda. High spirits prevail. The good mood ends abruptly when the bikers notice that their bikes have been blocked in by a new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. The viewer gets a sense that trouble is looming for the car and its driver. But when he does suddenly appear, he leaves the tough guys wondering whether perhaps, after all, it's time to re-do their tattoos. Of all people it is Peter Fonda, himself an icon of the motorbike world, who demonstrates the modern-day version of how to live the "American Dream" with a roar of his engine and smoke from his tyres. The idea and script for the film "Easy Driver" stem from Mercedes-Benz's lead agency in Europe, antoni. Realisation of the concept was done together with Merkley+Partners, the agency responsible for Mercedes-Benz in North America. Together they were able to secure Joel and Ethan Coen ("Fargo", "The Big Lebowski", "No Country for Old Men") to direct. The Oscar award-winners added numerous ideas of their own to the original script, along with their own special humour. Filming, with a cast selected by the legendary Coen brothers themselves, took place not far from Los Angeles. Mercedes-Benz has previously been represented at the American football final, with films in 2011, 2013 and 2015. The new aspect this year is the unique global collaboration between the German agency and the U.S. agency in the realisation of the spot on behalf of Mercedes and AMG. "Easy Driver" is also one of an extremely small number of commercials ever to have been directed by the Coen brothers. The launch of the film is being flanked by trailers and further social media content produced by the agencies antoni (Germany), Merkley+Partners (USA) and the US digital agency R/GA.