A Trip To Space

Alexis Madrigal interviews Chris Abbas about his new short film. Abbas spliced together still images from NASA:

I downloaded thousands of images from NASA which was a rather tedious process. Throughout the labor of retrieving the imagery however I was completely awestruck at the quality and clarity of the objects I was saw… The nature of the raw imagery is interesting; interspersed between the erratic, often chaotic frame sequences are long, majestic moments of graceful ring revolutions or slowly turning moons. This juxtaposition of erratic and graceful movements was something I wanted to play with and it was the criteria for my shot selection. It's always an extremely difficult process when all your source imagery is beautiful to begin with.