Allow me the indulgence to evangelize a little: I’d like to draw your attention to local filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren’s phenomenal ongoing project, Outside In, an “IMAX film made in a basement,” as Stephen likes to put it. Consisting of millions of still images and animated using “‘2.75D’ photographic fly-through technology” developed by the director, Outside In is an homage to Carl Sagan and (per a write-up in the UK Daily Mail Online) Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
According to the official website, Van Vuuren’s film “Outside In aims to spark interest in science, space exploration and asking the big questions of why exploration is critical to our understanding of who we are and our place in the universe. By allowing audiences to fly through real images on their own personal exploration of our universe, the goal is to give them the same sense of awe and humility that the Apollo astronauts had on seeing Earth from space, changing their perspective forever.”
But the project is far from finished. As you might well imagine, such a massive and ambitious project (especially one conceived for the immersive IMAX format) encounters more than its fair share of financing hurdles. For those interested in contributing to this worthwhile, educational and enlightening endeavor, more information can be found here.