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In Saturn’s Rings

Fly through Space and explore the wonders of the Universe as science meets art on the giant screen. Created from over 7.5 real photographs from space missions and historical sources, all animated to full motion, audiences will journey from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn.
 

Narrated by LeVar Burton

In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe starring Saturn.

From the earliest images after the Big Bang to the final photographs Cassini, In Saturn’s Rings, is a journey of the heart, mind and spirit that moves audiences with some of the most amazing space images ever seen.

Over 7.5 million real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking and immersive crossing space and time.

In Saturn’s Rings was not produced with computer-generated images. Instead, the filmmaker painstakingly employed multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over fifty volunteers in Adobe Photoshop, GIMP and custom Java/ImageJ programming tools.

The film is set to powerful music composed and performed by Pieter Schlosser and “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber performed by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dmitry Sitkovetsky.
 

Education & learning

In Saturn’s Rings makes a great classroom field trip as it engages students on multiple levels – from the beauty of our universe to the uniqueness of our Earth.

The Educator Guide is appropriate for all intermediate grades (4 to 8) and most useful when used as a companion to the film, but also valuable as a resource on its own.

Download the Guide HERE for hands-on lessons, experiments, and observational activities designed to educate about space exploration, environmental concerns on Earth, as well as digital photography and other resources.

It’s not imaginary; this film is created entirely from real images transmitted to Earth from our spacecraft. We built these machines to extend our knowledge beyond our own world. It makes you part of our species’ extraordinary extraterrestrial journeys.

Bill Nye – The Science Guy

Official website: http://www.insaturnsrings.com/
 

Credits

  • Production Company: SV2 Studio Productions – www.SV2studios.com
  • Director & Writer: Stephen van Vuuren
  • Executive and Co-Producers: James Toh, Don Cline, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Edmond A. Grin
    Co-Producers: Michael Malaska, Kevin McAbee, David & Laura van Vuuren Music: Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber
  • Scientific Advisors: Andrew Chaikin, Bill Nye, Dr. Steve Danford, Professor Tom English
  • Image Sources: Cassini-Huygens, Apollo 8-17, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Hubble Space Telescope, Colin Legg Astrophotography (111k photos), Axel Mellinger Astrophotography (8k photos), Unmanned Spaceflight image processors, Messenger Mission, Suomi HPP (VIIRS), Galileo, Voyager 1 & 2, Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Venus Express (VEX), Rosetta, Dawn, US Library of Congress

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Technical Specifications

Audience

Age 6-12 [Grade 1-6], Age 12-16 [Grade 6-10], General Audience

Theme

Art, Space, Astronomy, Science

Type

Documentary, Education

Resolution

4K, 8K

Image Format

2D

Language

English

Runtime (minutes)

24, 38

Release date

2018

Aspect Ratio

1.4:3 DCI-Compliant DCP, 1.85 DCI-Compliant DCP, Transformed Giant Screen Film – Covers 85% of Domes

Keyword

Astronomy, Cosmology, Science, Solar System, Space

References

Production Company

SV2 Studio Productions

Director & Writer

Stephen van Vuuren

Executive & Co-Producer

James Toh, Don Cline, Nathalie A. Cabrol, Edmond A. Grin

Co-Producers

Michael Malaska, Kevin McAbee, David & Laura van Vuuren, Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber

Scientific Advisors

Andrew Chaikin, Bill Nye, Dr. Steve Danford, Professor Tom English

Image Sources

Cassini-Huygens, Apollo 8-17, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Hubble Space Telescope, Colin Legg Astrophotography (111k photos), Axel Mellinger Astrophotography (8k photos), Unmanned Spaceflight image processors, Messenger Mission, Suomi HPP (VIIRS), Galileo, Voyager 1 & 2, Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Venus Express (VEX), Rosetta, Dawn, US Library of Congress

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