The story takes place in Lisbon at the time of the great maritime discoveries. Explorers, looking like pigs, arrive in the harbour after a long voyage across the oceans. Everywhere in the city small groups gather and congratulate each other. Couples meet again after a long separation and hug one another. They organize spontaneous round dances and celebrate their return. Meanwhile, a young pig has the strange feeling of being completely isolated from the others in his own native city...
«Colorimétrie» est un livre à la croisée entre design graphique et arts visuels. En partant des systèmes colorimétriques, les données sont détournées de leurs fonctions pour traduire formellement les couleurs grâce à des règles simples. En sélectionnant aléatoirement plusieurs couleurs, ces règles génèrent des amalgames de formes superposés. Vous pouvez vous procurer le livre sur le site de «La chose imprimée»: lachoseimprimee.com/les-publications/colorimetrie-le-livre/
«Colorimétrie en mouvement» effectue des translations entre les amalgames de formes superposées. Éric-Renaud Houde a conçu une application qui permet d'animer les formes et de modifier certains de leurs paramètres. En enregistrant les animations générées, il a été possible de produire une chorégraphie qui accompagne le livre. Le film est conçu pour jouer en boucle dans une galerie. L'application à code ouvert est disponible ici: github.com/colorimetrie/colorimetrie
"Colorimetry" is a book at the crossroads between graphic design and visual arts. It's a catalog of shapes generated using the database of colorimetry and simple rules. You can buy the book on the website of the publisher, "La chose imprimée": lachoseimprimee.com/les-publications/colorimetrie-le-livre/
"Colorimetry in motion" shows translations between those amalgams of shapes. Éric-Renaud Houde designed an app capable of animating the shapes and modify some of their parameters. By recording the generated animations, it was possible to produce a choreography that accompanies the book. The film was designed to loop in a gallery space. You can find the code for the app here: github.com/colorimetrie/colorimetrie
"In 1903, Olivia Wright was the first to pilot the great grasshoppers of North America."
While taking my kids to the playground, I shot live-action footage of a grasshopper, using my iPhone.
This is one of many short animated clips I've made for fun. I might continue this particular clip as an Insect Aviation series... who knows :)
It was my first project using TV Paint animation software. (No rotoscoping used. Where's the fun in that?!) My work-in-progress can be found on my blog: animatingforfun.com.
"Cicada is a gift for one person and the world at the same time. I had thought that a gesture of kindness and love if made just right would resonate itself into many more such acts." -Mauricio Baiocchi, director
While Cicada Princess was still in production, I started composing some themes based on the story. I visited the set a few times, so I had an idea about the look of film. I probably had a feature film's worth of music for this short. Once there was a locked edit it became clear that, although the story is kind of epic and operatic in scale, the score needed to provide a thread to tie together the quickly-moving story together.
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