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Hand : " The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb ".
My purpose was to not cover the entire subject of hands. I think that the possibilities are way too wide. I was motsly interested on how hands inspire me.
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Thanks to all of you for your patience, your time and your precious hands . Keep them Safe !
Lorenzo Naccarato, Marion Verhellen, Nicolas Gruber, Camille Martin, Jérôme Cynéfro, Tomomi Hirano, Veks Van Hillik, Hélène Hiquily, Violaine Perrot, Sylvie Guilleminot, Luc Pétronille, Laetitia Sioen, Philippe Beau, Christine Grévin, Fabrizio Granier, Christophe Sovran, Audrey Le Mée, Emma Pétronille, Brice Coyere, Dominique Tobio, Marie-France Gélard, Alma, Marie-Hélène Martin, Marc Pétronille, Alice Buret, Marcel, Annick Gualino, Bernard Barrailh, Laurence Ichard-Maury, Marie Maillos, Leila Ernest, Iris Ernest, Ugo Bagnarosa, Gilles Larroze, Léa German, Sarah Violaine, Raphaël Pezet, Mélanie Daoulas, Julie Pouléna, , Noir Films, Nicolas Chantal, FabLab, Sébastien Ichard-Maury, Jacquie Marty, Serges Martin, Victor Trifilieff, Guilhem Machenaud, Tristan Barathe, Call Mar, Lucile Dandelot, Grégoire Coulombel, Thibaut Mesmin, Lauriane Marcelo, Christophe Durand, & John Coktez.
Special Thanks to Léo & Ja Gualino.
Music : various versions of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" composed by Edvard Grieg and re-edited for this work.
First assistant director and Make up : Camille Martin.
Directed, shot and edited by Gioacchino Petronicce.
Filmed by Nikos Arvanitidis
Special thanks to Vasilis Ververidis
Colour correction & edit by Fedra Konstantinidi
Suspended in the air (these monasteries represent a unique artistic achievement and are one of the most powerful examples of the architectural transformation of a site into a place of retreat, meditation and prayer. The Meteora provide an outstanding example of the types of monastic construction which illustrate a significant stage in history, that of the 14th and 15th centuries when the eremitic ideals of early Christianity were restored to a place of honour by monastic communities, both in the Western world and in the Orthodox Church.
Built under impossible conditions, with no practicable roads, permanent though precarious human habitations subsist to this day in the Meteora, but have become vulnerable under the impact of time. The net in which intrepid pilgrims were hoisted up vertically alongside the 373 m cliff where the Varlaam monastery dominates the valley symbolizes the fragility of a traditional way of life that is threatened with extinction.
The monasteries are built on rock pinnacles of deltaic origin, known as Meteora, which rise starkly over 400 m above the Peneas valley and the small town of Kalambaka on the Thessalian plain. Chemical analysis suggests that the pinnacles were created some 60 million years ago in the Tertiary period, emerging from the cone of a river and further transformed by earthquakes. The Meteora are enormous residual masses of sandstone and conglomerate which appeared through fluvial erosion. Seismic activity increased the number of fault lines and fissures and hewed the shapeless masses into individual sheer rock columns. Hermits and ascetics probably began settling in this extraordinary area in the 11th century. In the late 12th century a small church called the Panaghia Doupiani or Skete was built at the foot of one of these 'heavenly columns', where monks had already taken up residence.
During the fearsome time of political instability in 14th century Thessaly, monasteries were systematically built on top of the inaccessible peaks so that by the end of the 15th century there were 24 of them. They continued to flourish until the 17th century. Today, only four monasteries - Aghios Stephanos, Aghia Trias, Varlaam and Meteoron - still house religious communities.
The area includes forested hills and river valley with riverine forests of Platanus orientalis and species such as the endemic Centaurea lactifolia (found near Koniskos village) and Centaurea kalambakensi. The nearest protected area is Trikala Aesthetic Forest (28 ha), created in 1979, which has been planted with Pinus halepensis and Cupressus sempervivens. The potential vegetation cover is described as supra-Mediterranean, with climax cover of Quercus and Ostrya species and Fagus sylvatica beech forest above 700 m.
This is El Fresco TV commercial. It has a long production story. In the beginning of the project i`ve done most part of the animation (fruits and cameras). After animatic was approved i`ve done some RnDs with fluid simulations and bubble effects. Also some research in rendering pipeline, but in i`ve done simulations for 2 shots(presented in second part) and bubbles FX in the rest of the video. Lemons explosion was done in houdini with bullet solver + particles(bubbles). Pomegranate was animated in maya, further moved to houdini, where i`ve done FLIP fluid simulation. All final render where done in MAYA with Maxwell Render. I`ve provide animated meshes for render via alembic and bin files(Real Flow file format).
Dozens of migrants climb onto an overcrowded truck. Their goal: to escape to Europe. When they arrive after an exhausting journey, another brutal reality awaits them: the European treatment of refugees.