1. Love the box lighting.

    (Source: randsexual, via fem-trek)

     
  2. Hey, Rebloging my own work!

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    Nick Acosta stitches together screencaps from the original 4x3 presentation of Star Trek to create widescreen versions of moments in the series. Go, look.

     
  3. Forty eight years ago this week Star Trek debuted its first episode on NBC. The show, like all other shows at the time, was broadcast in the old style 4x3 aspect ratio. Using HD screen caps from my friends atTrekcore.com, I created this project of what the show would have looked like in Cinerama widescreen. As a kid the show always felt bigger and more epic than it appears to me as an adult. I was able to create these shots by waiting for the camera to pan and then I stitched the separate shots together. The result is pretty epic. It reminds me of the classic science fiction movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly the show has a “Forbidden Planet” vibe. Other shots remind me of how director Robert Wise would use a camera technique to keep the foreground and background elements in focus. 

    To see all 30 pictures goto my portfolio site http://cargocollective.com/nickacosta/Star-Trek-in-Cinerama

     
  4. If your like me when you now read Ian Flemings #007 novels you now imagine Daniel Craig in them. The Bond of the original novels is much darker and close to how Craig plays them in the modern films.  To that end I’ve begun re-imaging the book covers of Ian Fleming’s original novels to feature the current 007.

     
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  6. This is an interesting side project i’ve been working on. I took this truly bizarre 70’s Star Trek coloring book I found and gave it modern day Comic Book  treatment. I have worked as an indie Comic Book Colorist in the past and I found this an interesting challenge. 

     
  7. I find this one very odd. The original artist must have not been a big fan of the show. We have met Spock's Parents several time. Played by Mark Lenard and his mother played by Jane Waytt
    For some reason the artist made Spock's father look like a young James Coburn. From the look at Spock's expression I think he knows this isn't his parents.
    Not sure who these people are supposed to be, but they clearly had to many shots of Tranya...
     
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  9. The Gorn's head was a bit off in the original drawing so I replaced it. Also added in the famous backdrop of Vasquez Rock where Kirk fought the Gorn on Cestus III
    I split the difference on the look of the Klingons regarding their head ridges.
     
  10. This is the weirdest storyline in the coloring book. I call it "The Rise and Fall of the Mortards".
     
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  12. Another bizarre one. Also despite what the caption says, the artist is clearly implying Kirk has shrunk rather than the Cat became giant.
     
  13. 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.

     
  14. 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?

     
     
  15. 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.