Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT)

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - student project

Hi Everyone!

Here is an example of the progress you can post throughout this course. A lot of this is included in the videos themselves but I wanted you to see it in project form too. Feedback, thoughts and comments are always welcome!


Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. This was one of my favorite films from 2014, and I think it lends itself to minimalist design very well. I'm going to try to take advantage of all of the openness of space in my design.


  • Space
  • Time
  • Planets
  • Saturn
  • Stars
  • Speed
  • Travel
  • Astronomy
  • Massive
  • Gravity
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Flight


Here are some photos I pulled from for inspiration in my design. I decided that I wanted Saturn to be the focus of the design since it a) looks awesome, and b) plays a decent role in the film.

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - image 1 - student project

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - image 2 - student project

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - image 3 - student project

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - image 4 - student project

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - image 5 - student project


Here's where I landed after messing around in Illustrator. I know there will be more elements in the final, but I want to create them inside of After Effects.

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - image 6 - student project


Here's my final animation! I ended up changing the colors and composition a bit. The stars were much easier to create in After Effects using the repeater operator. I'm pretty happy with the result. Any comments/critisim is welcome. Thanks for looking!

Interstellar (SAMPLE PROJECT) - image 7 - student project


Jake Bartlett

Motion Designer

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