Craft London Announces Out-of-this-world Production with Astronaut Tim Peake
Early in the New Year the UK Space Agency and National Space Academy will release six scientific films which aim to educate the general public on a range of scientific concepts linked with Space.
Craft London have been on board from the beginning of the process to produce the films for the UK Space Agency. The concepts are explained through demonstrations shot both in studio with ultra-slow motion cameras (filming at over 1000 frames per second), as well as from the International Space Station run by Tim Peake.
Tim Peake is the first British Astronaut to work on the International Space Station and has gone through years of specialist training in preparation for the mission launching today. He will be on the ISS for at least 6 months, and during his time there aims to encourage children to take up science and maths through experiments and other educational activities.
Head of Production at Craft London, Sergio Lopez comments: “It has been a very interesting process from the writing to the logistics. It is a new challenge to strive for high level of creative while having to deal with some realities we have not faced before. For example, sending equipment to space and making sure that it is safe while bringing the right quality of picture has led to months of collaborations between Craft, the UK Space Agency, National Space Academy and NASA. It will be exciting to see our prep work put to test following Tim Peake’s launch today.”
The six films will be released in April 2016.