With several SDSU alumni working at Tallgrass Pictures, returning to the campus to shoot our third commercial was a nice homecoming. This year the spot featured the lives of the 8 alumni who helped NASA land the “Curiosity” rover on Mars.
By focusing on SDSU’s talented aerospace and astronomy department, we captured some of the years of training and experiences that these alumni gained from their alma mater. We started right at the beginning with children dreaming of space, transitioning to college students studying in high tech labs, and finally launching their dreams into action inside NASA mission control, celebrating as the rover set down on Mars. It was truly a cinematic tribute to their hard work and accomplishments made possible by SDSU.
We had so much fun on this shoot. It's not too often that you get to play with giant telescopes, wind tunnels, and rockets. Many thanks to Jack Beresford and everyone at SDSU for letting us shoot for the stars!