sabato 23 luglio 2016

Moonscape selected for online film festival

Moonscape has been selected for an online film festival, held on July 18-24 as a non-profit event organized on behalf of TransformingTheChurch.org by Bill Anderton, former colleague of Max Faget, famous designer of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft as well as of the world’s first spaceplane, the X-15.

The festival has organized group viewings for the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.

By the way, if you’re wondering how things are going with Moonscape, I’ve spent quite some time fighting bogus copyright claims on Youtube, as I noted in previous posts, and I’m very slowly preparing a completely new edit, starting from new and improved versions of the original material and with some new additions.

For example, I’m negotiating with NVIDIA for permission to use their excellent 3D reconstruction of the Apollo 11 landing site so that I can add “drone views” to Moonscape.

Money is not a problem: the donations I’ve received so far cover the costs of the new material and hardware. What I need is help in the form of work (especially 3D graphics for the panorama shots).

Work is slow because I also have to migrate the entire project from the old Final Cut Pro software, which is no longer supported, to a multiplatform and up-to-date video editing suite (Adobe Premiere). Unfortunately I don’t have much time to spend on the project right now, but I’m not quitting: I’d like to offer you a special treat for the 50th anniversary. Stay tuned!

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