Space Next won the 2016 Best Visual Effects Achievement Award during the Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference & Trade Show on October 4, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. BIG & Digital’s president, Tina Ratterman, accepted the award on behalf of Afterglow Studios.
Space Next was produced by Afterglow Studios of Minneapolis, Minnesota and is directed by Luke Ployhar. The Visual Effects team includes Producers Luke Ployhar and Asley Jahnke, Visual Effects Supervisor, Jason Malkovich; Motion Designer, Nicole Daniels; and Lead Animator, Mark Dunshee.
Deep space missions, robotics, satellites, space tourism, science breakthroughs and data visualization are no longer science fiction. They are part of modern-day reality. Space Next was produced to engage and inform the public and serve STEAM education with a realistic picture of our past, present and future in space.
This stunning film, available in 38 and 25 minute run times, 3D and 2D, is now showing worldwide in Museums and Planetariums.