1. Panoramas I stitched together from the Blu Ray release of Star Trek the original series.  

    1.”Bread and Circuses” opening shot. Notice the crewmemeber in the blue shirt in the background. Pretty sure that is Leonard Nimoy’s stand in.

    2.Finale for “The Enemy Within”. Kirk faces his evil side. This episode life’s lesson always stuck with me. Be a good man, but don’t be so nice that you can’t make a command decision. 

    3.Enginnering Shot.  When you see the Engine Room force perspective from the wrong angle you see how it doesn’t quite work. 

    4.This is a mosaic of a few shots and I digitally extended the vanishing point of the corridor to give it the scale the ship deserves

    5.One from first season of Enterprise. It reminds how director Robert Wise would use a camera technique to keep to different ends of the shot in focus.

    6.Same angle from when the Mirror Universe NX-01 is about to be destroyed by the Tholians

    7. This one is from “Yesterdays Enterpise” Picard Tells his senior officers his plan. Truth be told I found this one, not sure who did the panorama, but its one of my favorites. Love Tasha’s hair.

     
  2. The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, recut to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey

    Back in 1968 director Stanley Kubrick along with co-creator Arthur C. Clarke were making what would later become the greatest science fiction film of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story revolves around space travel and man’s place in the universe. Kubrick actually commissioned an original musical score to accompany the space travel scenes. He ended up rejecting those tracks and decided to use classical music from the 19th century. The result gives the film a timeless aspect that mid 60’s musical scoring couldn’t. Now at the 45th anniversary of mankind’s last great Space Odyssey, the Apollo 11 moon landing, I have created this short film using NASA’s own high def engineering footage and the astronaut’s home movies. The premise, what if Stanley Kubrick had directed the moon landing?

     
     
  3. Hawaii 2014 from Nick Acosta on Vimeo.

    My family vacation to Maui. Starring me, my wife and my 4 month old daughter. Shot on my iPhone and Gopro Hero 3. I edited, and composed (thanks to Murray Gold and John Barry) it all together.

     
     
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  6. My own 3D printed action figure versus the Si…wait, what was I saying…nevermind.

     
  7. So that’s what happened to the sidewalk… (at The Castro)

     
  8. In honor of Doctor Who returning this saturday I present to you this little photoshop project i’ve been working on. The premise is what if the TARDIS mixes up control rooms on the classic Doctor’s. The TARDIS has hinted in the past that the old Control Rooms are never really delete,  just archived. She has also said due to the fact it’s a time machine she has also archived Control Rooms that haven’t been created yet.  

     
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  11. Goldfinger. 

    This is probably my favorite book of the entire #007 series. The movie also sticks fairly close to the book. The book is much darker. When Bond thinks he’s about to be tortured to death he sees no way out and tries to kill himself by holding his own breath. After barely surviving that Bond must quickly foil a plot to rob Fort Knox and stop the death 40,000 people by nerve toxin. This book has scene after great scene including the famous golf game at St Andrew’s against Goldfinger.

     
  12. ThunderBall. When a British Vindicator bomber is hijacked and its Nuclear Warheads are stolen the is West is ransomed into pay billions or face the destruction of a major city. 007 tracks a lead on the stolen bombs to the Caribbean. There along with his old friend Felix Leiter they find the stolen Vindicator bomber sunk in shallow water. This leads to a brutal underwater fight where Bond is pitted against his newest and mostly deadly enemy. The SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, or S.P.E.C.T.R.E

     
  13. Continuing on designing modern day book covers for my Ian Fleming Bond novels i present,  ”From Russia with Love”.  By far the best written of the #007 novels it was also listed by President Kennedy’s as one of his top 10 favorite books, and Fleming his favorite author.  The first 1/4 of the book Felming writes in great details about the life and horrors of living in the Russian KGB. The story revolves around the Russian’s deciding they need a major victory against the west so they decide to take out England’s top agent.  For the Russian’s its just not enough to assassinate  Bond, this conspiracy involves staging a sexual blackmail and murder suicide to disgrace the Double O  agent.  In the re-imaging of these covers I try to keep the tone of the story, the perceived color palette i see in my head, and most of all the Bond Girl and Villain from the movie adaptation.  In this case I made sure to keep Robert Shaw’s chilling performance as the Soviet’s chief Chief Executioner,  Red Grant, or Red Granitza or “The Red Granite Man”.  

     
  14. This is a side project i’ve been working on 15 min  a night for the last 3 weeks. Before Elysium or Halo, #SciFi artist have been dreaming of a 100 mile long spinning ringed space station where humanity could leave in peace and luxury. 

     
  15. to celebrate this achievement i’m posting storyboarding side project i did 2 years ago to one of my favorite shows of all time, The Prisoner from 1967. At only 17 episodes its still one of the best and strangest shows Ive ever seen