Novae – Supernova Short Film by Thomas Vanz

Novae, an experimental and poetic take on the astronomical event called “Supernova”.

French independent filmmaker Thomas Vanz has created “Novae”, an experimental short film that provides an artistic and poetic take on the astronomical event called Supernova. Using only an aquarium as well as ink and water, his stunning short film is an attempt to present something unimaginably great with just a selection of small tools. Any footage you can see in the video was made in an analogous manner without the use of computed generated imagery or 3D applications. Please read more below the first image.

Novae, a short film by Thomas Vanz based on the astronomical event called "Supernova".
Novae, a short film by Thomas Vanz based on the astronomical event called “Supernova”.

With inspiration by Kubrick’s and Nolan’s cinematography as well as images of the Crab Nebula captured by the Hubble telescope in 2000, Thomas Vanz’ stunning video adds a poetic take to the scientific vision of a supernova. Do not hesitate and watch the following video. You can find more of Thomas Vanz’ creative work as well as some making-of footage on his profiles on Behance and Vimeo.

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An experimental work using different analog techniques.
An experimental work using different analog techniques.
This colorful short is a feast for your senses.
This colorful short is a feast for your senses.
The last stellar evolutionary stages of a star.
The last stellar evolutionary stages of a star imitated with ink and water.
Thomas Vanz used an aquarium, ink and water.
Paris based filmmaker Thomas Vanz used an aquarium, ink and water.

Any footage © by Thomas Vanz. Feel free to discover more outstanding film projects and animations in our Motion category.

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