The Oscar-winning visual effects team behind “First Man” talked backstage Sunday evening about repurposing classic film technology to recreate Neil Armstrong’s 1969 space voyage and walk on the moon.

“(Director) Damien (Chazelle) wasn’t really interested in trying to … redefine any new camera moves,” said Paul Lambert, who shared the award with Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm.

Instead, Lambert said, the director wanted people to identify with images they had seen from the 1960s and ’70s.

Hunter said Chazelle told him, “I want this to feel like a documentary.”

The crew used original NASA video footage and employed computer-generated imagery to extend scenes. Renderings on a giant LED screen were used to create what Armstrong, played by Ryan Gosling, could see outside the space capsule.

“We came up with the idea of using the LED screen, we came up with the idea of using miniatures,” Lambert said.

Lambert said he wants to carry on using some of the processes in future work, crediting it with significantly changing the look and feel of the movie.

“It doesn’t have to be green screen. It doesn’t have to be blue screen. It can be something far more realistic,” he said.

Lambert was part of another four-man visual effects team that won last year’s Oscar for “Blade Runner 2049” and he called the back-to-back wins surreal.

“My 15 minutes of fame seems to be carrying on for another 15 minutes,” Lambert joked.

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