CGI is for wimps! Who needs fancy particle systems when you’ve got ink, water, and After Effects?
By only using an aquarium, ink and water, this film is also an attempt to represent the giant with the small without any computed generated imagery. As a tribute to Kubrick or Nolan’s filmography, Novae is a cosmic poem that want to introduce the viewer to the nebulae’s infinite beauty.
Of course, I find the making-of to be the really interesting part:
And here’s a second peek:
By the way, if these visuals are up your alley, check out this entry on The Daily Overview, “a massive bloom of cyanobacteria—more than 100 square kilometers—in the Baltic Sea.”