A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.
The storyline of The Origin of Creatures is based on one of the most well-known tales about collaboration, the Tower of Babel. This tale is transformed and twisted and is set in an imaginary future, after the world is hit by a catastrophe. Among the remains of a devastated city lives that what is left of humanity. Human bodies are divided into separated parts of the body and are fused to special beings. Together, these creatures form a colony, they can only survive when collaborating. In the rubble of destroyed buildings they are trying to build a nest as large and as high as possible, so that the colony’s queen gets enough sunlight to reproduce, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.
Creator: Floris Kaayk
Produced by: Marc Thelosen
D.O.P.: Reinier van Brummelen
Composer: Lennert Busch
Sounddesign: Bart Jilesen, Erik Griekspoor, Elena Martín Hidalgo
Trainee: Vincent van der Klaauw
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Financially supported: Netherlands Film Fund, Rotterdam Media Fund, Stroom Den Haag
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Kritical Audio’s newest release, Katacomb, is the long awaited follow up album to their critically acclaimed debut release “Krupp” released on the “Detroit Underground 6” record. This sophomore album from the dynamic duo hailing from Sweden will not disappoint any listener who has come to appreciate the idiosyncratic melodies and granular glitch-hop sound that Kritical Audio fans have come to expect and love. Their smash hit “Krupp”, that was recently featured in the online marketing campaign for the BLOC 2011 festival in the UK, is often likened to Aphex Twin and his quintessential bar raiser “Windowlicker”. If the eerie synth lines and deep glitched-out 303 bass lines don’t get your attention, the punchy electro rhythms and futuristic time-stretching granular percussion hits and samples will get your brain itching for more.
I am a designer with a particular passion for electronic garments and latex.
My work tends to look at the dark surreal side of reality.
I also love working with graphic/animation software to express my ideas and art.
More in specific the project Mechapolypse is about a dress that lights up and changes shape depending on the level of brain concentration.
The video animation tells the story about this creature born from an explosion caused from a war between robots (technology) and natural entities (nature).This creature is half robot and half natural which is the reason why the dress has outside organic shapes, but when the skirt moves and reveals the latex skirt the creature shows to the robot that inside she is mechanical like him.
During her exploration of the world she sees a group of robots that are tortured from the natural entities.
It is in this moment that she falls in love with one of the robots and save him from the natural entities.
The robot is scared because she looks like one of the "slayers", but in that instant she feels so full of love and passion for him that all her "body" (dress) lights up and moves her "shell" (upper skirt) to show him her real robotic nature. The video finishes with them falling in love.
The animated part merge with the real filming when, the model shows the latex skirt and the robot’s hand gently caress the print.
Additional videos are added at the end to show in details how the garment works and the final photo shooting.
Flux is a Hi-Sim Studios, in-house promo. Set in a dramatic location, wide open desert planes are adorned
with futuristic structures and beings. A group of hi-spec machines enter an adrenalin fuelled ball game.
The characters were originally designed for a commercial short film, that unfortunately didn’t come into
fruition. Having to compromise the original script, we took the characters and decided to make an entirely
new promo consisting of themes that we are passionate about: Sci-fi, design, robots and football.
We use each in-house project as an opportunity to develop our understanding of film making and new
techniques. Flux is our first stereoscopic film.
Design / Direction / Production: Hi-Sim Studios.
Sound: Big-Bang Post
Animation: Scott Pleydell-Pearce.
Exploit yourself is a Spec commercial inspired by NIKE.
Directed by Carl Erik Rinsch, Expliot yourself talks about your own limits. The commercial was produced in Big Lazy Robot Visual Effects studio from february to may.
Our wish was to show off the nerve and spark and freshness of the city with the strength and power of modern sport competition, all in a whole 3d environment.
‘Exploit Yourself’ talks about pushing your limits just for the sake of it.
Who said life at the city was placid?
Title: Exploit yourself - Spec commercial inspired by Nike.
Director: Carl Rinsch
Animation: Big Lazy Robot Visual Effects.
Music: The Prodigy - The Big Gun Down
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