Starchild - "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Inspired by a series of intra-uterine photographs, the Starchild seen in “2001: A Space Odyssey was sculpted by Liz Moore and mechanised so its eyes could move. The Starchild was filmed through multiple layers of gauze, with immense levels of backlight. As a finishing touch, visual effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull airbrushed an enveloping cocoon on to a piece of glossy black paper, which was aligned to the model and filmed on an animation stand.

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