Engines are on, the machinery starts. Join us as we twist and turn to contemplate reality through a different glass.
The Opening Titles for OFFF Pescara & Webfest 2012 were created in a true Physalia spirit, striving to find new ways to move a camera in reality with a control only possible in CG. This time around, we created our biggest rig ever- a multi-sized orbital crane half human-powered, half computer controlled. The different sizes of our rig allowed us to engage in a multi-dimensional trip- from the macro shots taken inside the Lightbox, to the highest flights in the woods.
The Titles were shot in stopmotion with an infrared camera hacked by ourselves- more than 10.000 raw infrared images compose them. The final film has no CG imagery and was shot entirely in stopmotion.
Peak Condition is an interview-style short film about a delusional slice of toast and a naive but well-meaning raccoon. The maladjusted pair inhabit a universe in which Toast's unusual ideas about reality reign supreme.
Here is a little insight into the process of making this title sequence.
The type seen in the video is vintage ceramic. Each letter seen in the sequence was individually hand painted and later shot in a series of angles. Each shot was taken using a Dynamic Perception dolly and various lenses on a Canon 5D. Color correct and post effects were done in Adobe After Effects.