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The Visitor – A Short Film

In short

Pete dressed up as an astronaut and headed to Southern Utah's desert terrains. The otherworldly landscapes of jagged canyons, red rock cliffs and extensive sand dunes sure resemble Mars.

Words from the author

I've always wanted to go to Mars, but it's pretty far. So, armed with a drone and a space helmet from eBay, I took to the rocky deserts of Southern Utah. Sparse vistas that go on in every direction. Terrain formed over hundre(...)

I’ve always wanted to go to Mars, but it’s pretty far. So, armed with a drone and a space helmet from eBay, I took to the rocky deserts of Southern Utah. Sparse vistas that go on in every direction. Terrain formed over hundreds of millions of years. At golden hour, these landscapes take on an otherworldly vibe. The result — THE VISITOR. A short, experimental film about a lone astronaut (played by me) on a strange planet. The Mavic Air’s “active track” feature meant that I could perform on screen, pilot the drone, and compose the shot at the same time. This sequence is an experiment in creating something in the science fiction aesthetic, and a possible a proof-of-concept of a larger story.

 

Audio from NASA’s Public Domain archives. Soundtrack: Titan Slayer.

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