ONE REVOLUTION PER MINUTE is a short film I made to explore my fascination with artificial gravity in space.
It takes place aboard the "SSPO Esperanta" - a planetary orbiter that spins around itself at a rate of one revolution per minute (1 RPM). With a radius of 450 meters, the spin generates artificial gravity with an effect of approximately 0.5 g along its main deck.
With the "Esperanta" I wanted to create a leisure-like environment, such as a hotel or cruise ship, and explore what the views could be like onboard when the orbiter visits some of the worlds in our solar system. I was also particularly interested in how light and shadows from the sun play around in the interior as it spins around.
For those reasons, I decided to keep all artificial lights off - with the exception of some emergency lights to avoid complete darkness - and to only let natural light illuminate the interiors. As this made the place appear quite desolate, I found it interesting to imagine someone being onboard, alone…
Written, produced and directed by - ERIK WERNQUIST
Music by - CRISTIAN SANDQUIST
Live action photography by - CHRISTINE LEUHUSEN
The Passenger performed by - LARS KNUBB
P.A. Voice performed by - HANNA MELLIN
Visuals by - ERIK WERNQUIST
Harold "Sonny" White
Metronome Rental AB
The visuals of this short film were made in Maxon Cinema 4D with Otoy Octane Render and composited in Adobe After Effects.
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