Sunday, 2 December 2012


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

director Stanley Kubrick
script/novel Arthur C. Clarke Stanley Kubrick
cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
special effects Douglas Trumbull

The colored lights in the Star Gate sequence were accomplished by slit scan photography of thousands of high-contrast images on film, including op-art paintings, architectural drawings, moire patterns, printed circuits, and crystal structures. Known to staff as "Manhattan Project", the shots of various nebula-like phenomena, including the expanding star field, were colored paints and chemicals swirling in a pool-like device known as a cloud tank, shot in slow-motion in a dark room.