I love the movie credits sequences that show the characters just travelling or relaxing or doing mundane things. They give the sense that even when nothing relevant to our interest is happening and we’re not looking, their adventure continues on.
With only four months left in the mission, Cassini is busy at Saturn. The upcoming cargo launch, anniversaries and more!
As our Cassini spacecraft made its first-ever dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017, one of its imaging cameras took a series of rapid-fire images that were used to make this movie sequence. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Hampton University
1-3. The Grand Finale
Our Cassini spacecraft has begun its final mission at Saturn. Some dates to note:
May 28, 2017: Cassini makes its riskiest ring crossing as it ventures deeper into Saturn’s innermost ring (D ring).
June 29, 2017: On this day in 2004, the Cassini orbiter and its travel companion the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe arrived at Saturn.
September 15, 2017: In a final, spectacular dive, Cassini will plunge into Saturn - beaming science data about Saturn’s atmosphere back to Earth to the last second. It’s all over at 5:08 a.m. PDT.
4. Cargo Launch to the International Space Station
June 1, 2017: Target date of the cargo launch. The uncrewed Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The payload includes NICER, an instrument to measure neutron stars, and ROSA, a Roll-Out Solar Array that will test a new solar panel that rolls open in space like a party favor.
July 4, 2017: Twenty years ago, a wagon-sized rover named Sojourner blazed the trail for future Mars explorers - both robots and, one day, humans. Take a trip back in time to the vintage Mars Pathfinder websites:
After spending a whole semester working on this project it’s finally done! This is a project I worked on as part of my Animation and Interactive Media course at RMIT University. The task was to make either an opening or ending sequence for an existing or non existing series or franchise.
Here is my opening credit sequence for Haruko Ichikawa’s manga series “Houseki no Kuni” which I decided to translate to “Kingdom of Jewels”.
I worked on this project alone which proved to be very difficult but it was a very fulfilling experience and I’m very proud of the result. :)
There are so many, MANY scenes from the finale that I would want to redraw (and might still do sometime), but time was short, and I wanted to mark the anniversary of the finale in some way. So I settled on pretty much my favorite moment from the end-credits sequence. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS. I love how symbolic it is of Stan and Ford’s mended relationship, I love Stan’s enthusiasm and playfulness, and his physicality, and I will always love it when Ford looks startled (but I also love that he’s relaxed enough to take off his trench-coat and gun-belt, and to allow his brother to surprise him).
Thank you, Alex Hirsch and the entire Gravity Falls team, for such a wonderful show that captured my heart. And thank you for making this past year a better one than it would have been without Gravity Falls in my life.
(My own 1-year anniversary of starting to watch the show comes up next week; maybe I can get something done for that too.)
(i just used a show screenshot for the background here, just to be clear)
How was the Series of Unfortunate Events movie literally the best thing ever and the worst thing ever at the same time
Like how could they nail the casting, atmosphere, music, narration and basically everything aesthetic so perfectly while completely disregarding the actual story that they were adapting beyond the point where it can even be enjoyable