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Making of the ‘Red Planet’ for The Martian

Published on October 26, 2015, by in VFX.

Ever thought of farming on Mars? Latest sci-fi blockbuster, The Martian, turned this seemingly bizarre idea into reality. Astronaut & botanist, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) gets stranded on Mars, and turns his habitat into a space farm, using the only crop he has at hand – potatoes. Despite occasional moments of despair, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is fun & enjoyable, without the emotional heaviness of other popular sci-fi blockbusters like Gravity & Interstellar. Source: 20th Century Fox We are making progress on Mars. However, shooting a whole film on the planet is still a far cry. Therefore, when Andy Weir’s heavily-researched novel, The Martian was chosen for the big screen, NASA offered a helping hand with significant inputs on genuine contemporary technologies. The greatest selling point of the movie is its outstanding visual effects. The combined efforts of visual effects companies – Framestore & MPC – under the guidance of


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