Hulu’s eight-episode fictional sci-fi drama “The First” chronicles the first manned mission to Mars, focusing on the astronauts’ preparation and how their loved ones are impacted by the potentially perilous endeavor. Atomic Fiction (now Method Studios) helped lay the foundation for the series’ integral shuttle launch and space visuals, creating photoreal assets of the Space Launch System (SLS); launch pad, tower, umbilicals and environment; Mars terrain vehicle; and astronaut digital doubles. Method Visual Effects Supervisor Aidan Fraser and his team conducted extensive R&D to ground their designs in science, then refined the creative with Production VFX Supervisor Karen Goulekas.
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