Fascinating animation of all the mission patches from NASA's manned moon missions. The personal project by Lightborne Senior Animator/Compositor Neil Smith stemmed from his interest in space exploration. Using NASA's website for source material—high resolution images, archival video, audio clips and free 3D models—Smith was able to animate the various patches using Cinema 4D.
I was able to download images of the twelve Apollo mission patches as well as the main Apollo program patch. I carefully looked at each patch and imagined what they would look like if they were in motion. How would the various elements in each design move in and out? Was there a visually interesting way to have all the separate elements of the patch all coalesce into the final static image?