Submitted for the railLA Call for Ideas
This proposal has combined conceptual ideas, original designs and existing implementations to address RailLA.org's Call for Ideas. Our inspirations came from various disciplines in order to create a design for the High Speed Rail system. Our team's goal is to integrate the Los Angeles Union Station with the neighborhoods surrounding its vicinity in order to re-envigorate the community and downtown area. We used a virtual world platform in order to implement our ideas in a manner wherein it can be communicated effectively. The result is the submitted ~4 minute machinima (i.e. a video filmed and produced entirely within the metaverse). 3D content were created as needed in the specific scenes presented. This work has been possible due to the diligence of Avatrian's creative team of 3D modelers, graphic artists, digital film makers and project managers. We also sought out specific advise from professional city planners, style editors, audio engineers and urban design specialists. The work has been happily collaborative. If chosen for inclusion in the traveling exhibit, a higher-res version of the video can be provided. Direct access to the virtual space where the presented ideas can be reviewed is also a suggested mode of presentation for this medium.