Living in the Universe: Saffron Screen to show animated space documentary by Saffron Walden's Shaun Fergus Fields
Saffron Screen is showing a documentary produced, directed and animated by Saffron Walden film-maker Shaun Fergus Fields that takes the audience on a tour of space.
Narrated by former Doctor Who actor Sylvester McCoy, Living in the Universe is an immersive journey, leaving Earth to experience some of the solar system's most spectacular sights.
Viewers will take a detailed look at the sun in all its mesmerising glory, explore the planets and take a trip further into the cosmos.
There they can witness the formation of stars, travel through wormholes, observe stellar collisions and black holes, fly through nebulae, view comets and travel to distant exoplanets.
This is the first fully animated astronomy 3D stereoscopic documentary film to be produced in the UK (shown at Saffron Screen in 2D).
The music has been composed by techno ambient musician John Beltran of Earth and Nightfall, Moving Through Here and Espais fame.
It has been made possible by using 3D CGI geometry projections and image mapping from data and photos from Nasa's exploratory spacecraft such as Voyager 2 and the Hubble Telescope.
Shaun Fergus Fields has devoted three years to making this animation, carefully rendered in Blender3D software. He is now sharing it with audiences on the big screen and will be taking questions after the screening.
The screening takes place on Wednesday August 18 at 7.30pm in the community cinema's auditorium at Saffron Walden County High School in Audley End Road. See www.saffronscreen.com for tickets.