CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE is a short film I had the great honor to produce for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) about the spectacular ending of the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn. It is meant as an inspirational and informative piece about what happens in the last months of the mission, and as a celebration of all that this historic spacecraft has achieved. Here is an article from JPL on the production of the film: For the official JPL release of the film, please turn here: or go directly to the official JPL YouTube video here: For the official NASA release, please turn here: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft (launched in 1997) has been in orbit around Saturn since 2004 exploring the giant planet, its spectacular system of rings and moons. Cassini was also carrying with it the European Huygens Probe which was dispatched after arrival and successfully landed on the moon Titan, becoming the first human made craft to land on a surface in the outer solar system. In 2017 - after more than a decade of bringing home remarkably successful scientific achievements, discoveries and a treasury of gorgeous photos – the spacecraft is running out of fuel to maneuver. In order to protect the moons Enceladus and Titan, and their potentially life-bearing sub surface oceans, from possible contamination in the unlikely event of a future collision, it has been decided to take Cassini permanently out of service. This is done by crashing the spacecraft into the atmosphere of Saturn - but not without doing some amazing science on the way. 22 times, Cassini dives through previously unexplored gap between Saturn and its rings, collecting new data on the mass of the rings (used to help determine their age), measurements of Saturn’s gravity and magnetic fields (used to help understanding its internal structure) and sending home stunning views of Saturn’s clouds and the rings – seen from a closer range than ever before. Even up until the very end, Cassini will bring home data, as it tastes the atmosphere of Saturn, just minutes before burning up and becoming part of the planet itself. It has been an unprecedented honor for me to get to do this film. Being a passionate enthusiast of planetary science, Cassini is the one mission - more than any other – to define my interest in the field, as I’ve had the pleasure to follow its success, from start to end, for a major part of my adult life. For more information about the Cassini mission and its Grand Finale, please turn here: CREDITS: DIRECTOR – Erik Wernquist PRODUCERS – Preston Dyches (JPL), Stephen Epstein (JPL) MUSIC – Cristian Sandquist WRITER – Preston Dyches (JPL) NARRATOR – Stephanie Czajkowski COLORIST – Caj Müller EDITOR – Micke Lindgren VISUALS COMPOSITING & PRODUCTION – Erik Wernquist CASSINI MODELING – Svante Segelson CASSINI SHADING, TEXTURES & DYNAMICS – Per Jonsson SATURN BACKGROUND PAINTINGS – Greg Martin TITLES – Mikael Hall ADDITIONAL TEXTURES & BACKGROUNS – Svante Segelson ADDITIONAL COMPOSITING & PARTICLES – Mikael Hall Thank you NASA, JPL, ESA and the entire Cassini/Huygens team for making such a wonderful, successful and inspiring mission. And especially; thank you Cassini, and farewell. The solar system will feel empty without you.
Lil Dicky Pillow Talking Music Video Created by Giant Propeller - Written and Performed by Lil Dicky/Dave Burd "Pillow Talking" produced by Charlie Handsome and the Digital Rick Flair aka Digi Directed by Tony Yacenda Starring Dave Burd, Taylor Misiak and Brain Director of Photography - Alan Gwizdowski Edited by Brian Vannucci Production Design - Cody Fusina Production and Visual Effects by Giant Propeller Executive Produced by Jordan Freda and Mike Bodkin Produced by Tom Quinn VFX and Post Producer - Oscar Velasquez VFX Supervisor - Marek Jezo First AD - Lyon Reese Script Supervisor - Sara Geralds Cast Lil Dicky - Dave Burd Girl - Taylor Misiak Brain - Brain God - John C Reilly Soldiers - Owen Rousu, Derek Pratt, Carlos Lopez, Isaac Lopez, Kiyano La'vin, Nick Coolidge, Sean Carrigan, PJ McCabe Crew Camera First Assistant - Erin Douglass Camera Second Assistant - Sarah Grenwald MOCO - Simon Wakely MOCO Assistant - Chris Toth DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) - Daniel Woiwode DIT Assistant - Alessia Assissi Art Director - Taylor Frost Set Dresser - Tao Grasham Property Master - Taylor Wolf Gaffer - David Cronin Key Grip - Kevin Keirstead Best Boy Grip - Vassily Grip PA - Jason Kierstead Wardrobe Stylist - Kassey Rich Hair and Make Up Artist - Liza Lash BTS Photographer - Yulia Shcherbinina Office Production Assistant - Eric Cepeda Set Production Assistants - Lars Slind, Alexxa Slind, Vickram Bhoyrul Board Operator - Phil Gailer Playback - Bob Tiwana Choreographer - Ian Eastwood Casting by Kerry Baker Catering by Diane Timmons Animal Trainers - Barbara Edrington, Chris Edrington, Heather Long Second Unit First Assistant Director - Boma Pennebaker Second Assistant Director - Colin Weinburg Director of Photography - Steeven Petitteville Camera First Assistant - Melissa Spom DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) - Joe Hedge Art Director - Joel Sappington Gaffer - Ace Underhill Key Grip - David Nunez Best Boy Electric - Ian Crawley Dolly Grip - Mikey Gilmore Armorer - Logan Freda Wardrobe Stylist - Heather Flores Hair and Make Up Artist - Kseniya Durst Still Photographer - Morgan Schmidt VFX Supervisor - Marek Jezo Production Coordinator - Rachael Campbell CG Lead - Lubomir Timko Lead Compositor - Adam Dusa Compositor - Oliver Popellar Matchmove and Roto Artist - Lhbomir Jezo 2D Artist - Rober Hruska 3D Artist - Raphaela Klein Concept Artist - Byzwa Dher FX Artist - Ondrej Polacek, Mikas Saduskas 3D Artist - Rober Spicuk, Tomas Krizan, Dominik Liscak, Oliver Otruba, Martin Kaperak, Lukas Jankovcin, Rudo Herstek, Erik Mascak Animator - Tomas Danay, Andrea Jacevicova, Adam Sadion, Vladimir Krajniak, Lukas Figel, Marian Villaris, Standa Sekela Animation - Samuel Puchovsky, Martin Durmik Storyboard Artists - Mishi McCaig, David Green Pre-Vis Artists - Vlad Streitsov, Omrah Menkes Post Production Company - Giant Propellor Colorist - Sebastian Perez-Burchard Post Producer - Oscar Valezquez Audio Post Services - Voodoo Highway Sound Designer - Davis Brian Kelly Re-Recording Mixer - Richard Segal Thank you to MeUndies
Directed by Josep Prat Sorolla Produced by O Executive producers Rafa Montilla & Emilia Fort Producer Fiona Vidal-Quadras Director of Photography Elias M. Félix Production Designer Alexandra Jordana Costume Designer Cris Quer Choreographer Tuixen Benet Make-up Artist Alba Pesa Grade Marc Morató at Metropolitana Postproduction Coordinator Yukio Montilla Dancers Julia Hernández Elena Serrano Lucía Revert Sheila Jordà Production Manager Marta Vega First Assistant Director Silvia Martínez First Production Assistant Eva Rubio Production Assistant Mónica Colomer Production Assistant David Ceballos Production Assistant Edu Giménez Production Assistant Oriol Rovira Production Assistant Valerie Steenhaut Stylist Assistant Alba Aixut 2nd Unit Camera Operator Carlos Rigo Focus Puller Ana Ferron Camera Assistant Frankie A.Ronda 2nd Unit Focus Puller Marta Mulas 2nd Unit AC Marina Cerdà Gaffer Carles Roman Sparks Enric Miranda, Genis Serra, Jose Cachon, Joan Planella and María González Key Grip Alex Moregó Grip Adri Arguelles Art Director Sara Oliva Art Assistant Núria Cunill Props Buyer Vicki Viñas & Júlia Prats Props Advance Anna Cornudella, Laia Alabart & Glendis Props on set Cristian Diamante Construction Guille Fernández & James Grimes Suppliers: Movie Men, Another Light, Cinevent, Cocolate, Espai Erre, Metric, Cine Support, Meridiana Rent, Parc Audiovisual Terrassa, Catering Pa·rill, WRS Walkies & Wifivox Special Thanks to All Cast and Crew, Amor y Lujo, Xevi Fernandez, Juan Carlos Pajares, Maria Barghouti, Hector Ruiz, Álvaro Peñalta, David Fernández, Berta Oliveres, Jordi Santos, Affaire, MINIM Merçè Colomer.