Joined / OneDotZero 2013 Resonate Belgrade / EME Awards 2013 new Dehli / In Motion Animation Festival Scotland 2013 / Crossing Europe Film Festival 2013 / Chile Monos Festival 2013 / Bang- Awards 2013 / East End Film Festival in London / File.org Sao Paulo / Ars Electronica
Since we started to believe in anything, we also believe in mythical creatures, heros, events or giant buildings.
The visual narrative of "The Myth" shows different phases of a nativity, though specific conducts like
deformations and transitions between primitives, organic and mechanical stadiums of an futuristic creature, till it changes the appearance to the final destination.
The visual look reminds on medical ultrasonic pictures, also the sound environment is related to this aspect.
The sound transmit the powerful occasion with synthetic and noisy modulations till it changed to a more realistic ambience.
"The Myth" is an abstract translation based upon the mythology "Phoenix", an immortal bird, which is cyclically regenerated or reborn.
Associated with the sun, the creature obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.
Story and Production
Joined / EME Awards 2013 new Dehli / In Motion Animation Festival Scotland
The story of a blind skateboarder called Tommy Carroll, who has been completely blind since the age of two, when he lost his eyes to bilateral retinoblastoma (cancer of the retinas).
After picking up skating at the age of 10, he now relies on his highly developed sense of hearing to pick up the sound of his wheels on the terrain.
The video is part of the “Be Brave, Be Safe” campaign led by Amsterdam-based consumer safety organization VeiligheidNL in partnership with Dutch sportswear company Perry Sport, and includes Carroll talking about how important protective gear is to him as a skateboarder, since he feels comfortable enough to experiment and fall as he tests out new tricks.
Video production: EyEFORcE
Executive producer: Bob van de Gronde
Director: Arthur Neumeier
Cinematography: Arthur Neumeier & Rakhal Heijtel
Agency: The Odd shop
Creative Directors: Niels de Wit, Robert van der Lans
Production: Josefien Homan
Music: ''WHERE THE HEART IS''
Written by Marijn van der Meer and Jorrit Kleijnen
Performed by Marijn van der Meer
Produced by Alexander Reumers and Jorrit Kleijnen
Featured Guitarist: Lourens van Haaften
Commissioned by Trapcode to showcase Mir. Made by POTEMKIN.
POTEMKIN notes: "This low poly semi-epic child hood tribute space saga called EXODUS was born when Peder Norrby asked us to make a short film using Trapcode MIR. We accepted the challenge, made up a multi part narrative and went to work, letting the plugin affect both our creative, narrative and technical results.
This is the first part of a space epic, establishing the protagonists and a fragment of the universe as well as the timeline in which EXODUS takes place."
Music and visuals by Magnus Östergren
Production management by Thomas Oger
Produced by POTEMKIN
Commissioned by TRAPCODE / Peder Norrby
Faith Jackson’s smile obscures the pain of the past and her fear of bullets flying past her mother's apartment in the Soulsville neighborhood of Memphis. But Faith has a refuge: A magnolia tree that she has named April gives her comfort. She enters April through a hole in the trunk and waters her and checks her heartbeat. Nearby, Hattie Mae is a fading echo of the young girl. The ailing older woman looks back and dreams of youth and health. She places handwritten messages on a giant battered tree stump in her front yard telling those who pass to live now.