German Film Team Helped Visualize Felix Baumgärtner’s Record Breaking Freefall

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Millions were glued to their computers and TV sets on Sunday when Felix Baumgärtner jumped from the edge of space to skydive more than 128,000 feet and become the first human to break the sound barrier without being inside an aircraft.  Chances are you were one of the viewers that watched as the 43 year old from Austria made the jump.  What you probably didn’t know was that the team behind the realistic visuals leading up to the live event were from the Munich based Peter Clausen Film company.

With the help from the AixSponza animation studio, also based in Munich, Peter Clausen Film was able to help visualize the Red Bull Stratos project for viewers in an informative, yet not too technical fashion.  What is even more impressive is the fact that the production team had to begin development on the project before most of the details were even worked out for the real jump.  Nevertheless, what was created was almost as breathtaking as the jump itself with its realistic polish.

You can read more about the creation of the video at the source link, and also check out the finished video embedded below.

 

Source: Design Made in Germany

Stephen Fuchs
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