It was an honor to be involved with PAUSE FEST 2012. I was asked (alongwith other incredible artists) to create an animation ID. This year's theme was "Future", which I struggled with a lot in the beginning. Good friend and talented sound designer, Alain Mikuni, created the brilliant music piece upfront for me to work off from. During my process of research and development I stumbled across an inspiring Quote by Barack Obama, which served perfectly as a lead narrational element. The main visual key object is the "oh so popular" aztec calendar, which worked with the theme and had some interesting geometrical details that I could play with. I also took advantage of the amazing ancient aztec and mexican patterns to underline & reinforce this idea and concept.
In summary, my idea of the future is pretty bright. I am very aware of all the danger and negativity that surrounds us, which confirms my theory of "It can only get better". The music and animation style go hand in hand with that idea and overall atmosphere.
As usual, I learned a lot whilst working on this project and to be honest, conceptually this really had me going crazy at points, however it also helped me evolve and get a deeper understanding of the relation between moving image and it's message&content.
Thanks again to George, Caspian and the PauseFest team for allowing me to be a part of this amazing project - your support is appreciated.
Software: Cinema4D // AfterEffects
Music by Alain Mikuni (soundcloud.com/alain_mikuni)
Sound and HD recommended.
Apologies for the compression artifacts.
Combining C2C, director Thomas Tyman, production by Wanda, and Richie Jackson, one of the hottest pro skater on the planet.
Thanks to :
BASSNECTAR - VAVA VOOM - NEW ALBUM - OUT NOW
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Director, VFX, editor: David Dutton | DuttonFilms.com
Cinematographer: Fernando Camarena
"Ugly (ft. Amp Live)"
Includes sample from Amp Live "Ugly ft. Yak Ballz" courtesy of Child's Play
Vocals by Eligh
Written by Bassnectar & Amp Live
English (+French & Spanish soon) subtitled version available here : dai.ly/Klz19M
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Nicolas Dufresne - duduf.com
Jean-philippe Florin - calicobubba.com
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Benoit Somville - benoitsomville.fr
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AniFest 2013 – Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC – Best Animated Music Video Award
Chilemonos International Animation Festival 2013 – Santiago, CHILE – 1° Animated Music video International Competition
Vimeo – Vimeo Staff Pick
Film skillet – Online / Santa Barbara, USA (online) – Finalist & appear on Best of Independent Animation DVD
XVIII ITF Bar 2013 - Bar, MONTENEGRO
Colchester Film Festival – Colchester, ENGLAND
FICCHT – Toluca, MEXICO
Tehran International Short Film Festival 2013 – Tehran, IRAN
Séquence court-métrage – Toulouse, FRANCE
Anibar International Animation Festival – Peja, KOSOVO
Exground Filmfest – Wiesbaden, GERMANY
Festival du film d’animation pour la jeunesse – Bourg-en-Bresse, FRANCE
ArtFutura 2013 – Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Lima, Madrid, Montevideo, Santiago…, WORLDWIDE
ANIMANIMA – Cacak, SERBIA
Sedicicorto IFFF – Forlì, ITALY
Supertoon – International Animation Festival – Šibenik, CROATIA
FESTANCA International Animation Festival – Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Corti a Ponte – Ponte San Nicolo, ITALY
Mieux vaut en rire qu’en pleurer – Choisy le Roi, FRANCE
9th International Short Film Festival Detmold – Detmold, GERMANY
Chilemonos International Animation Festival 2013 – Santiago, CHILE
ANNECY International Animation Film Festival 2013 – Annecy, FRANCE
12th Annual Independent Music Awards – Online / New-York, USA
6th International Festival EcoZine – Zaragoza, SPAIN
AniFest 2013 – Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC
Anima 2013 – Brussels, BELGIUM
Ciné-court animé – Roanne, FRANCE
Protoclip / Festival international du clip musical – Paris, FRANCE
Festival National du Film d’Animation – Rennes, FRANCE
International Short Film Festival Ciudad de Soria – Soria, SPAIN
Lueften Arts and Music Festival – Frankfurt, GERMANY
Desert Dust Cinema film festival – Lobo/Texas, USA
Festival International du Court Métrage de Lille – Lille, FRANCE
Festival internacional de animaciòn – Querétaro, MEXICO
Anim’est 2012 – Bucharest, ROMANIA
Shnit animate – Bern, SWITZERLAND
Curtas film fest – Vilagarcía de Arousa, PORTUGAL
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