Europa Report

The Advanced Visualization Lab provided a short 15 second animation for "Europa Report", an independent feature film that premiered during 2013. NCSA provided a short Jovian moon visualization for the film featuring the moon Europa.


“Europa Report,” 90 minute Independent Feature Film
Wayfare Entertainment – Released Aug, 2, 2013. 

Europa Report is a 2013 science fiction film directed by Sebastián Cordero, and starring Christian Camargo, Anamaria Marinca, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Karolina Wydra, and Sharlto Copley. A found footage film, it recounts the fictional story of the first crewed mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. Despite a disastrous technical failure that loses all communications with Earth mission control and a series of deadly crises, the crew continues their mission to Europa and encounters a baffling mystery. [wikipedia]

EuropaJupiter360Credits for the animation:
Jovian Moon visualization by eDream Institute and Advanced Visualization Lab
National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois
Research Artist: Robert Patterson
Research Programmer: Stuart Levy
Research Programmer: Alex Betts
eDream / AVL Director: Donna Cox
Jupiter texture created by Steve Albers using data from NASA / JetPropulsion Laboratory / Space Science Institute
Europa texture created by Steve Albers, using maps and data from Björn Jónsson, USGS, and NASA.

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February 5, 2014