November 17, 2014
by Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios
Watch us rebuild the INTERSTELLAR black hole with all “In-Camera” elements.
I’ve been looking forward to seeing INTERSTELLAR for some time now, and figured this would be a very timely & fun topic to tackle.
“The black hole featured in Christopher Nolan’s newest film is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy.” says Wired Magazine
Astrophysicist Kip Thorne provided the visual effects team at Double Negative the data and equations they needed to create a scientifically correct black hole.
Check out this sweet featurette about creating their black hole…
(the inspiration behind this episode)
Also, I was lucky enough to hangout with Christopher Nolan at last years SLAMDANCE film festival. I was on the Jury and we were both backstage as he was waiting to receive the “Founder’s Award”. (we are both Alums)
Oh how I wanted to show him all the silly “In-Camera” effects that we create but just didn’t feel it was the right thing to do in that setting.
Don’t think we can provide any complex mathematical equations for my effects like Astrophysicist Kip Thorne did.
Everybody go see INTERSTELLAR , and see it on 70mm IMAX film if you can, here is a list of the theaters that are presenting it on actually 70mm film.
This episode featured some older episode techniques. Here are the links if you want to check them out…
Creating the Cosmos – http://bit.ly/1eTTxiE
Steel Wool for Warp Speed – http://bit.ly/1vEie6N
Star Trek Transporter – http://bit.ly/1yUX08h
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