Távolság represents a collaboration of 5 years, across 8 countries, to show “how distance and longing can empower our true feelings”. Because without distance, we can never know the true meaning of love.
This heart captivating dance directed by Mohammad Malak, the base of this film was inspired by the work of Ryan Woodward 2D animation 'The thought of you', as it provokes the love in distance.
Távolság (spelled: Tavolshag, is a Hungarian word means Distance). The amount of work which was done in this project is priceless, through it the set of skills and talent of these artists who worked on it. This project wasn't about the level of details to the 3D models, the textures or environment, as much it was about the feelings which was presented by these characters.
Syntax CGI team, with the association of Chaosgroup, DigicPictures,Ephere Ornatrix, Mocap.pl and Autodesk conceived and coordinated the creative technical input and output to this unprecedented collaboration to deliver a beautiful piece of art. At Digic Pictures the set of Motion Capture data was completed in accordance with a real dancer’s performance to form the basis for the later animations, so the virtual movement of these dancers are a perfect match of the real thing.
Syntax CGI & Mocap.pl had the sophisticated task of transforming the CGI data into photo realistic animations. The experience gained by Michal Hrydziuszko and Marek Tatar is now successfully put to effective use. Meanwhile, extensive simulation work simulated by Artur Malczyk, after all, the aim was to create an artistic yet emotional and realistic feeling to this performance. Every movement is predetermined by so called animatics of several hundred hours’ worth of calculations. The results was something to be proud of.
The so-called rendering time of such a sophisticated animation plays between fifteen minutes and half hour per individual frame, which was provided by Sven Pfiffer at Render4You Company. A total of nearly two thousand hours were needed for this animated film to be done. Finally, the compositing stage with Slawomir Malinowski & Mohammad Malak; brings everything together that belongs together. 5 minutes of fascinating animation, what was in the beginning a Motion Capture data and wireframe is now transformed into a complete work of art, with nearly 5 years of production time from planning to completion and lots of fun as well madness in the process.
SYNTAX CGI presents Távolság
Created by Mohammad Malak
based on Ryan J Woodward novel
Original Soundtrack by The Cinematic Orchestra
performed by the British jazz/electronic group
Walt Disney Recorde
3D Character Artists :
3D environment by EVERMOTION / EVERMOTION team :
Rafał Waniek .A.K.A Edi
Title sequence 3D environment by
FX TD lead Artur Malczyk
Hair & Cloth simulation by Artur Malczyk
Smoke & particule FX Artist Hammer Chen
VFX Supervisor Mohammad Malak
Animation Supervisor :
Mocap refine and hand animation:
Motion Capture by DIGIC Motion / DIGIC Pictures Budapest :
Alex S. Rabb
Choreography by BUDAPEST TÁNCSZÍNHÁZ / DEPO DANCE :
Cinematography / Compositing
Távolság; inspired by Ryan J Woodward creator of “The thought of you” & Kori Wakamatsu cherography
Special thanks to Antal Szuzanna for her beautiful inspiration to this project
as well to Karsten Muller for his presence at site and every one who contributed to this beautiful work.
Special thanks as well to Timéa Vitali's love and passion.
a Very special thanks to Michal Hrydziuszko and Artur Malczyk for their kind support throughout this project
special thanks to Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz
Special thanks to Ramzan Alnoimi & to Aljazeera Network for their support and to the freedom they provided through the past years and to my lovely family..
the people who worked on this project are from Hungary / Russia / Ukrain / Poland / Germany / Taiwan and USA
their diversity and backgrounds brought to this project a rare beauty and that's what made it what it is.