Digital Artist from Sweden creates short film on Space

A short film has been made by a digital artist and animator from Stockholm, Sweden, Erik Wernquist. Wernquist used real NASA photos and map data mixed together with scenes created in CG, that merged live action humans into the environment.

All locations in the film are recreations of actual places in outer space depicted with high definition, 3-D visualizations grounded between computer animation and actual dreams. The film ‘Wanderers’, looks perfect with everything beautifully created to show wonders of space.

Photos and textures from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the European Space Agency, and other scientific institutions have been used by Wernquist to create many interplanetary scenes.

Appearance of sunset in space, jumping off a space-cliff, an elevator on Mars and view of the floating debris inside Saturn’s rings presumed by Wernquist could be seen in the short film. The film evokes thoughts related to many images. The video starts with a sentence which tells that all locations shown in the film are recreations of actual places in solar system.

As written by Wernquist on his site, one’s imagination about self is the only apparent story. “The idea is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there”, wrote Wernquist.

Though a shot in the film seems least possible in which a woman is shown looking at Saturn’s rings from a space station without spacesuit.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.