Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Watch the Retro Sci-Fi of 'C 299,792 km/s' in Full

From iwatchstuff, These days, it's pretty much impossible to find a sci-fi space film that doesn't rely on greenscreens and slick computer graphics to define its world. I guess the same is true for local weather reports, but on the first point, filmmakers Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier have been working to challenge that now-accepted production model with an older, much more costly and cumbersome one. Since 2011, they've been working to put together a sci-fi short with the practical, optical methods of yesteryear, using only tangible sets, cool little spaceship models, and a lot of party lights. So many party lights.
Well, now they're done, and you can watch the full 12-minute short online below. As you'll see, it's based in the teachings of a fake Carl Sagan, so you know it's real.

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

That was decent, but I find it weird that they eschewed CG effects and then went with the heavy synth soundtrack.

Okay, scratch that, I guess 80s tech with 80s techno makes sense. But the music gives the whole thing a tongue-in-cheek feel and I think they should have aimed to be taken more seriously.