A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS from Jan Fröjdman on Vimeo.

The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this type. This gives the opportunity to create different studies in 3D. In this film, Jan Fröjdman chose some locations and processed the images into panning video clips.

There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet. And there are really great places on Mars! It would be great to see images taken by a landscape photographer on Mars, especially from the polar regions.

It has really been time-consuming making these panning clips. In Fröjdman’s 3D-process he has manually hand-picked reference points on the anaglyph image pairs. For this film, he chose more than 33.000 reference points! It took him 3 months of calendar time working with the project every now and then.

The colors in this film are false because the anaglyph images are based on grayscale images. Therefore the clips were color graded. But Fröjdman has tried to be moderate in doing this. The light regions in the clips are yellowish and the dark regions bluish. The clips from the polar regions (the last clips in the film) have a white-blue tone. There are a lot of opinions and studies of what the natural colors on Mars might be. But the dark regions of dust often seems to have a bluish tone. Please study this issue on e.g sites by NASA.

This film is not scientific. As a space enthusiast Fröjdman just tried to visualize the planet in his own way. The video begins with a nearby approach to Mars moon Phobos.

Some of the anaglyphs used can be seen on his blog, please visit:
av-creo.com/fictive-flight-real-mars

Please watch the film in 2K if possible for greater detail.

Image credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Referenses and locations on Mars: PSP_007769, ESP_018859, ESP_012435, ESP_034285, ESP_011648, ESP_045091, ESP_020878, ESP_045634, ESP_037704, ESP_046725, ESP_037705, ESP_018548, ESP_016641, ESP_027236, ESP_011729, ESP_045571, ESP_047503, ESP_023464, ESP_013049

More to see and to contact: av-creo.com

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: Jan Fröjdman/ https://vimeo.com/207076450

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