Terrence Malick has taken to tackling the great mysteries of the universe, from love, to time, to the very meaning of life.
His new IMAX journey through the cosmos, “Voyage Of Time,” delves deepest of all. In the featurette below, Dan Glass, the visual effects supervisor, describes the process of producing the stunning and unusual visuals that make up the film.
Glass reveals that the intention with “Voyage of Time” was to create “a timeline of our understanding of history, and the scientific basis upon which life has evolved.”
Glass says part of the team’s approach was to look at the data of scientists and physicists, put cameras into their systems, and then enhance the footage with color. If you’re interested to see a simulation of the Big Bang swirling towards you in beautiful reds and oranges, for example, they’ve got that.
But it didn’t stop there, as visually representing all of the intricacies of our universe is a tall order, and takes a lot of crafty visual experimentation and effect. Take a look at the featurette to get an idea of the particulars of the undertaking.
The IMAX version of “Voyage of Time” is set for release on October 7, 2016.