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The Weather Channel’s Back With Another VFX Stunner, This Time On Moon Landing
By Mikelle Leow, 19 Jul 2019
Video screenshot via The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel has somehow made weather reports interesting again, previously leveraging remarkable visual effects for its coverage on Hurricane Florence, the California fires, and an imaginary tornado.
Now, it’s matched its out-of-the-world graphics by moving its scope upwards. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing on Saturday, the network has simulated the incredible feat using Immersive Mixed Reality (IMR).
The three-minute report features meteorologist Jim Cantore, now man on the Moon thanks to CGI, with Apollo 11 astronauts, the US flag embedded into the celestial body, and more.
Viewers are then taken back to Earth, atop the U.S.S. Hornet, where co-host Tevin Wooten details the recovery mission where astronauts are seen descending to the Pacific Ocean with parachutes. Have a look down below.
[via Mashable, video and cover image via The Weather Channel]
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