How Kubrick Made 2001: A Space Odyssey – Part 6: Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite [A]

How Kubrick Made 2001: A Space Odyssey – Part 6: Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite [A]

In this section, we take a look at the first half of the “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite” sequence including: how Douglas Trumbull created Jupiter, scrapped ideas for how to begin the Stargate, the origins and construction of the “slit scan” effect, how Stanley Kubrick created massive cosmic events with ink, paint, and banana oil, how Bryan Loftus changed the F Stop of the layers during the Technicolor process to create the bizarre colors they used for the landscape shots, and the “City of Lights” effect that was ultimately cut from the film.

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This video essay was written, edited, and narrated by Tyler Knudsen.

Description of Slit Scan Camera Mechanism by Douglas Trumbull

Rare 1967 Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ trailer w/ Douglas Trumbull test footage – Eyes on Cinema

Clips:
A Voix Nue – Stanley Kubrick Interview
Bluray Commentary – Keir Dullea
Making the Stargate Sequence
Douglas Trumbull – Master Class – Higher Learning

Text:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke: Odyssey of a Visionary
Cinefex #85
John Whitney Wiki
Editing and Special/Visual Effects edited by Charlie Keil, Kristen Whissel

TV Store Online:

Bryan Loftus
Andrew Birkin

Music:

“What Does Anybody Know About Anything” by Chris Zabriskie
“God Be With You Till We Meet Again” by Chris Zabriskie
“But Enough About Me Bill Paxton” by Chris Zabriskie
“I Don’t See the Branches I See the Leaves” by Chris Zabriskie
“I Want to Fall in Love on Snapchat” by Chris Zabriskie

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