AD ASTRA: Allen Maris - Overall VFX Supervisor & VFX producer. How did you get involved on this show? I knew Michael Schaefer, the president of New Regency, from when he was a producer on THE MARTIAN and ALIEN: COVENANT through Scott Free that I consulted on for Ridley. Travis, our stunt guy, and a camera operator jumped from 13,000 feet out of a helicopter and did all the really great tumbling out of control, deploying the chute and then the landing shots.
Once in post, the biggest challenge to that was creating the photorealistic earth BG environment from up high before the action takes place. After consult with JPL and NASA, they felt we will be using conventional rocket engines and fuel for quite some time when launching since you get a very high weight to thrust ratio. Frank &….