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A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

Fly by the moon Phobos towards Mars, and then fly across the Red Planet’s surface thanks to NASA’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) imagery and three months of digital imaging work by Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman: A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars.

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 I have chosen 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…

The colors in this film are false because the anaglyph images are based on grayscale images. I have therefore color graded the clips. But I have tried to be moderate 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 I have just tried to visualize the planet my way.

Next: To Mars and Back In 150 Seconds, In search of water on Mars, and What did Mars look like 4 billion years ago?

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