Video post-production coordinator for Urano Films in "Siegfried" opera. 5 hours of video, 14 simultaneous projectors. Premiered in Ciudad de las Ciencias y Artes, Valencia-Spain, June 2008.
Antonia is a 12 year old girl. She often has daydreams, in which she wanders of in to a magical far away forest, were she hides from the problems of the real world. One day, however, her father takes drastic measures and she has to face a decision.
Is your inner peace an utopian state until you have finally escaped the grip of the society and its rules? Or is affirmation a faster way to your personal luck? And what are you supposed to do, if you have to answer this question at the age of 12?
In the Animated Short "The Forest" by David Scharf, the protagonist has to cope with this question and her hostile environment and finds a simple but radical solution.
Watch with subtitles, or dowload press material on the-forest.de
Conceived, written, directed and animated by
Sound and Music
Javi Otero & César Meler, 48 Billion Atoms
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"Inspired by MoGraph's new MoDynamics and the excellent possibilities offered by CINEMA 4D's XPresso and C.O.F.F.E.E. for creating complex setups we created the film 'No Keyframes', which is based entirely on automated setups. Each scene represents a specific functionality, which in itself generates interesting effects. The film shows spheres as they travel through various environments, interacting with elements in these environments and causing different reactions in each of them. Contrary to the approach taken in classic keyframe animation it was important to us to create self-sustaining models whose behavior was controlled by the rules of physics, similar to a real-world physical environment. The results often surprised even us. This film includes a wide spectrum of CINEMA 4D features, which are combined to make the resulting effects even more complex and interesting."
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?
Production : Condor & Jean-Paul Frenay
Director / editor / compositing : Jean-Paul Frenay
Main 3D artist / compositing : Sandro Paoli
3D artists : Sylvain Jorget and Sébastien Desmet
Additional 3D operators : Otto Heinen and Okke Voerman
Sound Design : Seal Phüric feat. Neptunian8
Distributed by Autour de Minuit and Onedotzero
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Awards & Recognitions//
• Second Place of the Non Narrative Category @ Cutout Festival, EM
• Honorable mention for Artificial Paradise, Inc @ Fargo Film Festival 2010, USA
• Nominated for Best technical Realisation @ Animago Award 2010, DE
Full Publications and Festivals list : frenayjp.be/#/artificial-paradise-inc/
Interview on Artificial Paradise, Inc made for Canal+ France : vimeo.com/25642156
Buy any frame of my video as a Limited and Numbered Fine Art Print @ Frame Factor : bit.ly/17Jxoif