Vienna-based motion designer Christian Stangl created this short film of the moon landing using thousands of photos from NASA’s Project Apollo Archive, which were released in September 2015. It took 18 months to finish the film by compositing the scenes in Adobe After Effects. Using panoramic stitching, each scene was animated using camera movement and various lighting effects. The stop motion sequences were created using short sequences of photos which had a recognizable coherent movement, usually just 2–4 frames, which were then stabilized and time-stretched so that the clips were much longer then the original sequences. According to him, it was all trial and error but the end result is a beautiful ode to space exploration.