In Saturn's Rings

Remember the days before IMAX became ubiquitous? When the format was more strongly associated with science documentaries at the natural history museum than $250 million tentpoles at the multiplex? It’s not that IMAX isn’t used for the former anymore, of course. It’s just that the latter has now eclipsed the original use.

So even though In Saturn’s Rings isn’t really a throwback, it kinda feels like one to me. Directed by Stephen van Vuuren, the art film consists of over a million still images of Saturn, captured without the aid of fancy CG or VFX. Based on the trailer, the results are pretty mindblowing. Watch it in standard def, high def, or 4K after the jump.

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