Hey fellow artists,
I created this short film while learning Unreal Engine where core of the work was done in 4 months. After that I spent a few more barely working on it just to improve the quality, choose a music that would fit, editing sfx etc.
The film celebrates an unimaginable feat and an incredible victory of mankind, its hard work, dedication, and hope where, some 44 years ago, on September 5, 1977, a probe was sent into space to explore the outer planets of the solar system.
Far from Home:
After sending some incredible pictures and invaluable scientific data of Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager continued its journey far and beyond any man-made object has ever reached. In 2012, it left the furthest reaches of the sun’s magnetic field and solar winds known as the heliosphere, becoming the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.
Pale Blue Dot:
In 1990 it arrived at the spot where it took a series of images of the planets, known as the “Family Portrait” of our solar system. Of the Family Portrait series, Pale Blue Dot was certainly the most memorable. It was the furthest image ever taken of Earth, seen as a tiny spec in the rays of sunlight.
Should it ever be found by another intelligent species, it carries on it a Golden Record containing images, spoken words, a mashup of music, and various sounds of Earth.
Today it’s around 14.2 billion miles from Earth and counting. I only hope it will find a place to rest one day, a place which will become home, a place which could be familiar, or not.
All elements of this film were created, assembled, and rendered in Unreal Engine 4.26.
The layout was populated with Megascans and various monthly free content from the Unreal marketplace. The landscape, grass, and water shaders were custom built. The terrain was sculpted in Unreal and enhanced with hires Megascan and other free 3d models.
Basic compositing, some editing (as most of the editing was also done in Unreal Sequencer), colour grading, editing music, and sound fx were done in DaVinci Resolve.
Butterflies (Piano Sonata) by Tony Anderson
Intel i7 processor, 64Gb RAM and GTX 1080
I hope you like it!