"Destined to Explore"
The Constellation Aquila is the specialized exploration variant in Roberts Space Industries' 2945 spaceship lineup.
For its commercial we created an in-universe brand film with a theme of discovering & exploring an unknown planet.
Direct homages to Kubrick's 2001 serve as intro & outro, with visual references to Star Trek, Prometheus & the Apollo moon landings completing the overall feeling of exploration.
Some of the featured landscape is based on actual digital elevation model data from NASA's Mars HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The whole commercial was created and rendered in an actual game build. Rendering was done on a GTX TITAN at 3840x1634.
For the Constellation commercial, I enjoyed full directorial and editorial freedom.
Music was composed by Geoff Zanelli.
Sound design by Scott Gershin.