Overview for Harapan


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  I will never be able to accurately portray a colony on mars without scientific mistakes. We’re at a stage where everything is mostly unknown. I believe our role as artists is to inspire and generate curiosity in people to space exploration. 

Hence the first creative decision was to do this animation in a teaser trailer style; to try and achieve that with the themes of wonder and hope. 

So my process was to follow 2 quotes from Carl Sagan; ‘Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere’ and ‘We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still’. 

This led to the idea of following an explorer on Mars using a glider; passing through different places and showing hints of what life is like. It was important for every shot to not show too many details of the architecture to keep in line with the ‘wonder’ theme.

Elaborated more in pdf attached.

Vimeo link to animation as backup. Password - carlsagan

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