Saturn in Motion

Filmmaker Stephen Van Vuuren is in the process of creating a feature-length IMAX film by painstakingly piecing together images from the Cassini spacecraft taken as it flew by Saturn. The film is called Outside In, and its aim is to show these beautiful and dynamic images alongside powerful symphonic music free of narration, simply allowing audiences to quietly reflect on what they see and hear. One incredibly moving clip is available as a tantalizing preview. Remember, this is done entirely with photographs. No computer-graphic magic has been added:

Now who’s got chills?

There’s no release date yet, but the plans are to pair it with concert-quality surround sound and a synchronized light show for viewing in museums, planetariums, and a few IMAX theaters.

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Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.


  1. March 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Okay, that is amazing. I really, REALLY want to see that.

  2. March 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Brilliant. This looks like what I’d hoped the IMAX Hubble movie would be.

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