If you like everything NASA, check out this new trailer for a new documentary called Apollo 11 and it’s stunning! The trailer shows off a lot of never-before-seen 70mm footage of the Apollo 11 mission and it got me totally hyped up for this upcoming doc, the new footage is simply incredible.
Here’s the synopsis that was released:
NASA’s vaults open for the first time to spill this exquisite, never-before seen audio and 70 mm film footage of the Apollo 11 mission. The meandering cameras in Cape Canaveral capture a dreamy-eyed portrait of America as it stepped into the future, and from inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the amazingly jocular conversation of the astronauts punctuates each stage of the mission with lightness and charm. Yet the crowds watching the rocket are oblivious to the enormous pressure mission control is under to succeed.
Director Todd Miller takes you straight to the heart of this intense scientific and human endeavor, sharing the atmosphere and action around the final moments of the preparation, liftoff, landing, and return of the famed moon-landing mission. The footage is so clean and vibrant, it is as if you are standing at the base of the rocket. Exquisitely crafted and realized, this truly immersive experience offers a new look into one of humanity’s greatest achievements, leaving us to marvel at human ingenuity and the impulse that led humanity to space.
The footage in this movie was shot by a team put together by MGM Studios, who NASA made a contract with to shoot it. The team used the same 70mm cameras to shoot the mission preparations and their outcome with the very cameras that they used to shoot movies like The Sound of Music.
Six weeks before the launch, MGM released because they lost interest. NASA, however, wanted to follow through with it, and they maintained to keep the movie crew to shoot it. Buzz Aldrin is truly one of a dozen credited cinematographers who worked on the movie.