'Making Moon' Reveals Great BTS Pics From This Sci-Fi Gem

Making Moon Book shows off the Miniaturized Marvel
If you never saw Moon, go watch it now! Then get this book!

BirthMoviesDeath reported that Making Moon is now available and along with insights into the film are some very cool never before seen BTS images. 

Moon came out in 2009, written and directed by Duncan Jones and starring Sam Rockwell as a blue collar worker stuck on the most dead-end job in space: Working on the moon. But, with a twist. It's one of those little movies that did so many little things so well (pun intended).

Because aside from being a taught drama that explores the loneliness one finds at the edge of sanity, Moon delivered practical VFX and miniatures at a time when that was still pretty uncommon. Moon cost only $5 million to make, which is pretty impressive considering what most sci-fi can cost. 

According to BMD, the book includes "rare concept art" and "excerpts from the shooting script" which makes it a solid opportunity to learn more about the creative process behind such a strong movie. 

Making Moon Book shows off the Miniaturized Marvel

If you want to dig back into the past and read more about what went into the creation of Moon, check out this story from The Guardian. There is also an interview with Duncan Jones on the making of the film from Studio Daily.      

The photos are all excerpted from Making Moon by Simon Ward, published by Titan Books Copyright © 2019 Liberty Films. All Rights Reserved.

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October 18, 2019 at 7:04PM


Great movie. And it's interesting that they worked on models instead of doing everything in CG.

October 19, 2019 at 12:53PM

Michal Drzewiecki
Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

Because of this article and watching the trailer ...we rented this movie. It was a bit slow in parts, but it was really enjoyable ... not sure how we missed this back in 2009 ... if you haven't seen it and like space movies, rent it ....

October 22, 2019 at 7:43AM


The models make a huge difference. Those moon buggies move and bounce more realistically than anything the best CG artist can create.

October 22, 2019 at 10:13AM


Simply not true. While I absolutely adore Moon, and miniature work, the best CG artist(s) can create this and much more. But maybe not on their budget. The "miniature is better" trope is just wrong and cliche, it's a tool, like another. These bold statements while 99% of the time you watch CGs without even noticing it! You seen someone in the White House? It was CG. You seen someone in the street of New York? Probably CG set extension. Anything that flies? CG. Most car crash? CG.
Am I salty? Yes. The film industry is full of this snobism which just denigrate others' department work, and because I work in VFX, the receiving end. So I know. I literally had to remove miniatures from some shot, to be replace by the CG --at a slightly different angle (helicopter crash, skyfall, anyone?). Most often than not, the practical ends up being used as a perfect lighting reference (the Making of FIRST MAN is a perfect example of that youtube watch?v=UChwuyWVzsI )

October 25, 2019 at 2:34AM, Edited October 25, 2:34AM