The moon landings as you've never seen them

Photographer and filmmaker Christian Stangl created a short film that shows the lunar missions in a way you’ve probably never seen before.

Stangl started by working his way through the 14,000 images from all of the flights in the Apollo program that are stored in the NASA's Project Apollo Archive. He then used a technique called panoramic stitching, in which he assembled 10 or more images taken across a single landscape and then ran his camera's gaze over the whole that resulted, giving the impression of a panning shot.

He also used stop motion sequences and essentially created an animation with a group of images combined and time-stretched to give the illusion of movement. Some of those images could never have been captured in real time while up there so it’s like having new footage.

The results are amazing.