I was at the European Space Agency (ESA) to witness the landing of their Rosetta mission on a comet. Inspired by this achievement and the awesome close-up imagery that the Rosetta spacecraft has taken of the comet, I decided to see if I could animate the images to create more of a 3D feel.
No 3D software was used in the making of this super-short video. I used an image of the comet and animated two parts of it in different ways to give the illusion that it was rotating in space. A photo of the Philae lander was then composited in the lower middle section to enhance the illusion of depth.
Below you can see how the two different components of the comet image were warped to make it look like it's rotating.
The title and music is obviously a nod to the 1968 classic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The rotating motion reminded me of that film...