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ONE REVOLUTION PER MINUTE - a short film by Erik Wernquist

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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…


CREDITS:
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

THANK YOU
Caj Müller
Harold "Sonny" White
Nic Stacey
Paul Odgren
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.


www.erikwernquist.com




#ArtificialGravity, #space, #SolarSystem, #CoriolisEffect, #cinema4d, #octanerender

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CG Short