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'Ares: Our Greatest Adventure' is a part of the viral campaign of the feature film The Martian (dir. Ridley Scott).
The spot features the film's mission and heroes in the formula of popular science TV series 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'. The aim was to make the impression that the fictional mission was a real event. That's why the faithful recreation of the show's aesthetics and appearance of Neil deGrasse Tyson was in the core of spots idea.
Technically, 'Ares: Our Greatest Adventure' had two challenges. First, recreate the aesthetics TV episode form 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'; second, show scenes from space in such way that they look as realistic as record video and also did not differ from sophisticated of VFX straight from 'The Martian'.
Mars Opening VFX: MPC
Hermes VFX: Framestore and Juice
Nebula VFX: Juice
VFX/CG Supervisor, Juice: Jakub Knapik
Onsite VFX Supervisor: Anthony Scott Burns