*World War II from Space has won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction*
*Winner RTS Craft and Design Awards - Best Graphic Design Programme Content*
World War II From Space is a 90 minute documentary visualising key events from World War II from the vantage point of space.
This was a huge task as there were 300 animations (most between 20/30 secs) and 79 VFX shots completed in 8 months.
This is a montage of some of these sequences.
MY ROLE: Art Direction, Design and Animation
DIRECTOR: Simon George
CLIENT: October Films / History Channel. VFX and GFX: Prime Focus
3D AND ANIMATION: Andrea Stragapede. ANIMATION ARTISTS: Stuart Fortune, Nicol Scott, Ajanta Ghosh, Davide Frusteri.
VFX SUPERVISOR: Graham Stott. VFX ARTISTS: Tomos Sion, Stefan Susemlhi, Monica Aburaham, David Woods, Alison Stott, Yannick Tan, Ian King, Matt Perrin.
3-channel Video installation
HD video, sound, 08:56 min (loop)
A cinematic triptych inspired by Pieter Bruegel's painting “De parabel der blinden” (1568). The slow camera movements depict an idyllic Flemish landscape wherein a human chain reaction is frozen in time. The first of the group lies headfirst in a ditch, the second flows freely above the water, whilst the rest remain in a state of comforting unawareness.
Sound design by Yuval Reuven
Cinematography by Diderik Evers
Postproduction by Przemek Siemion
Realized during residency at Scheltema - Utopisch Nest, Leiden
In cooperation with the ‘Lakenhal Museum’ and the ‘Veenfabriek’
Supported by Fonds BKVB