In 2009, we worked with BRC on a short film as part of the Explorer's Wanted installation at the Kennedy Space Center. A small piece of a larger show, the film showcases floating screens being used by the launch crew of a spacecraft.
Several years later, when the show was being updated, we were tasked with refreshing many of the remaining elements of the show. Spanning multiple screens around the space, we created design elements, original CG elements, and refreshed existing CG with new and changed rocket designs.
On the Shoulders of Giants
One section of the installation features a looping animation showcasing how existing NASA technologies are updated and improved upon for newer rockets. Titled "Shoulders of Giants", this piece was designed and animated from the ground up. Inspired by pristine laboratories and immense airplane hangers, we constructed a beautiful environment, and then shut down the lights to turn it into a planetarium inspired backdrop for our animations.
Go For Launch
A two minute short that helps motivate young audience members to pursue careers in space, this film features UI designed, animated, and composited by Henchmen. Originally created in 2009, it remained unchanged in the recent refresh.
And the rest
We also created additional titles, design and CG elements throughout the show.
Chase Massingill - creative direction, animation, design
Mike Senften - 3D lead
Toros Kose - art direction and animation
Jeff The Dragon - compositing and additional animation
Eddy Katt - 3D
Visitor experience created, developed, and produced by BRC Imagination Arts.