The Performer follows a curious being on a journey of discovery through a powerful dance performance and point-cloud animations. Using volumetric filmmaking techniques, we wanted to capture the human spirit in it's purest, faceless form. Created using DepthKit, a software that records and visualizes 3D depth data captured on an Xbox Kinect v1. Featuring former Nederland Dans Theater Dancer, Jon Ole Olstad. This piece meshes multiple artistic disciplines with interactive technology. The concept was inspired by the music.
Music by Live Footage ( livefootagebrooklyn.com/ ) : Topu Lyo - electric cello | Mike Thies - drums + keys
Directed by Michael Gugger (michaelgugger.com/)
Choreography by Amy Gardner (amy-gardner.com/)
Performance by Jon Ole Olstad
Story Development by Varvara Kanellakopoulos
Assistant Brandan Gosse
DepthKit ( depthkit.tv/ ) developed by James George and Alexander Porter.
Flo (bird animation) - youtube.com/user/flowtickles
Youtube after effects tutorials
Sigi Gugger & Ute Michaelsen
Composed in DepthKit and After Effects. Other animations created using Red Giant Trapcode in After Effects.
Young Director Award - 2018 Shortlist
Received "Pick of the Day" from Scene 360
Featured in We And The Color blog
Featured on Spanish Public TV: RTVE
Featured on DREAMS TV app
Official Selection at SUPERTOON Animation Festival
#2 on Scene 360's Top 10 of 2017
Please contact me if you are interested in using any part of this film.