The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.
The body â€“ constant and indefinite at the same time â€“ â€œburstsâ€ the space
already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
inconsistent forms the body is â€œpaintingâ€, a new reality space emerges whose
simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.
Life is transparent, warm and swirls randomly like a soft light. And it constantly changes...
Life illuminates itself and then it begins to illuminates a new life.
A sprouted mass of innumerable lights become a flow before long, and then become the part of the life-throb of ages.
That ties life, this moment now.
Director : Daihei Shibata
Piano : Naomi Yaguchi
Music : Debussy "clair de lune"
Stash DVD Magazine Issue 68
SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater
Cannes Lions - Saatchi & Saatchi NEW DIRECTORS' SHOWCASE 2010
Play on high volume.
Directed by: Annis Naeem
Written, Produced, Animated, Illustrated, Sound Design, Edited by: Annis Naeem
Two Fingers - Fool's Rhythm
Written by Amon Tobin
Published by Just Isn't Music
(P) Ninja Tune 2010
Licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune
Special thanks to the Actors: Denise Diaz & Mariana Prieto, for taking out their time during their own finals at school for this.
Liquid Skies is the story of an astronaut hurtling across the universe--past suns you and I may never glimpse, yet fighting battles we may all face ourselves one day.
This is my student short film at Art Center College of Design. It is my first big attempt at animating or doing something at this scale and finish. This is part of a broader story that I am working on, following an astronaut across the suns of many galaxies. I hope to share it with the world in the next year.
More information on this is available on my website.
Directed by Carl E. Rinsch, ‘The Gift’ Belongs to the "pararell Lines" Phillips Cinema campaning. Placed in Russia, The Gift is a Sci-Fi short with a savage Chase sequence on it. We made more than 20 full CGI shots for the short. Check out the animated pictures to see how it has been done. We also made the vechicles and some characters desings. We enjoyed creating such an unusual atmosphere and sense. Not the regular Sci-fi film we are used to see...