A short video I made, based on the novel "En Vie" by E. Savitzkaya.
The text was originally written in French (poetry is simply too hard to translate in English). Its main theme is steam : transparency, warmness, moisture.
I worked mostly with paper, continuing the experimentations I started with Reversible (vimeo.com/4129114). There is also some basic CG animation, but only because I didn't have the time to do it with real paper models.
The goal was to try and give the impression of softness, lightness, moisture, etc. of the water in its different states while working with rigid, geometrical shapes.
The sound was made using pipes, radiators, dripping or boiling water, etc.