Speculative Landscapes is a short animation that digitally reconstructs a train journey evolving the environments that it travels through into a suggestive re-representation of the existing and possible future.
Original footage was recorded on the Maglev train in Shanghai during October 2010 and used as a base from which the film was constructed. The footage was motioned tracked generating a 3D data map from which the context was recreated and choreographed into three main scenes linked together to appear as one shot. The environments were created using 3D, 2.5D and matte painting techniques with HD footage of the subject composited on top. For more information please visit http://thoughtsnotthoughts.blogspot.com
Subject: Laura Pannack
Music by Jonathan Gales