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Video: Making A Sci-Fi Film On A Microbudget

The locally produced short “Red Pearl” incorporated very real NASA imagery and footage into the fictional story.


Houston-based filmmaker Wayne Slaten takes us step by step through the creation of the visually stunning short film Red Pearl. It was a top winner in the 2015 CineSpace festival, a competition that requires the incorporation of archival NASA footage into a video project.

This story appeared on Arts InSight, which airs every Friday night at 8:30 on Houston Public Media TV 8.