A night under the stars

Night sky

The theme for this event was under the stars, so I wanted to do something interesting with the wide screen design and not just have a static star field. The idea was to have the iconic plane fly over the camera for the intro to the night then reveal the hold screen.  I tried several different approaches to this from a fully rendered spherical environment to a static image…. In the end I went with a slight pan up from a subtle movement on the grass in the foreground, this would be an outback scene so there wouldn’t be that much movement to start with.  The sky is actually a transition between 4 different images, I wanted to include the clouds then transition into a star field.

As a way of breaking up the night 5 versions of the iconic plane flying in a sunset were created.