After our conference at OFFF Barcelona 2015, the team were invited to talk at OFFF Cincinnati and produce the Main Titles for the festival. For some of the team members this was the first non commercial project they had participated in.
The concept behind the project was agreed early on in pre-production. We wanted the Titles sequence to reflect the core essence of the festival. Different creative studios and artists congregate in one place - the festival - to share, inspire and be inspired. We wanted to reproduce the OFFF logo in 3D and deconstruct it in a way that each piece could represent different artists. We all have unique styles and skill sets that feed designs into the world for everyone to enjoy. This ripples out, bounces around, inspiring and motivating us all to create new and even greater things. We constantly inspire each other across many different mediums and with this title our aim was to represent and visualise this symbiosis, whilst celebrating the convergence of artists. We wanted the project to be a learning experience, to push our boundaries and explore new territories. We tried Arnold, the new Cinema 4D render engine for the first time (Thanks to Raphael Rau for answering our Arnold queries). This achieved faster and more realistic results and we created a bespoke typography for this project.
Whilst comping and editing the piece, we thought that the story could be interpreted in many different ways by many different creative minds, so we decided to give people the chance to create their own version of the sequence using our renders and projects! And that's when we decided to make all of this material open source and create the site OFFF Cinci Remix, where everyone can now be part of it, play, explore and submit their own "remixes" of the piece. We want everyone to be involved in this project!
Feel free to grab the package and don't forget to send us your video link so we can post all of your sequence offfcinciremix.com
We want to thank all the OFFF family for letting us have such an amazing experience. Special thanks to Hector and Nathalie. And the guys from the CAC in Cincinnati who made us feel at home - thanks Drew.
Marti Romances: Director / Compositer
Peter Eszenyi: Technical Director / 3D Artist
Nik 'Nikill' Hill: Art Director / 3D Artist
Daniel Højlund: Lead 2D Animator
Ryan Rafferty-Phelan: Concept & Development
Behind the scenes music courtesy of ©: MODEL 86 - Swell