This is a small animation i did as an exercise to experiment and explore all the graphical possibilities of representing the idea of the SPHERE, always thinking in searching Gestalt and form. Its all done in 3d, but i was more interested in the graphical interest, flatten the surfaces, and only two colors, why more.The most difficult was to achieve the transitions between the different type of representation of the sphere, the morphing and metamorphosing.
It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear. And it is almost unfathomable that we could actually do something like this and benefit a good cause.
The Buck team dug deep, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this homage promoting Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam. A big thanks to String Theory in NZ for bringing us this script, Antfood for their amazing audio stylings, to Thor for giving his voice and to all the artists who made this something we are proud of.
What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.
Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality.
Cityscape Chicago is a personal timelapse piece consisting of over 30,000 still photographs shot on the Canon 5D Mark III incrementally between July and October 2012 around downtown Chicago, Illinois.
The inspiration of this piece was my fascination with the city of Chicago, particularly at night. For me, there has always been a mysterious sort of feeling to Chicago at night, so I decided to explore and capture it.
Special thanks to Kessler Crane for the motion control equipment used in the making of this video. KesslerCrane.com
Cresta Awards 2012 - (Craft Television) - SPECIAL EFFECTS/COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Cresta Awards 2012 - Finalist - (Craft Television) - ANIMATION
Cannes Lions 2012 - Shortlist - Filmcraft Animation
ADC of Europe 2012 - Motion graphics - Nomination
ADC of Germany 2012 - Corporate Image Film - Nomination
New York Festivals 2012 - Advertising - Bronze World Medal - Animation
New York Festivals 2012 - Advertising - Finalist - Special Effects
CLIO Awards 2012 - Film - Animation - Silver
D&AD London 2012 - Film Advertising Crafts / Animation - Book
New York Festivals 2012 - TV & Film - Gold World Medal - Animation
New York Festivals 2012 - TV & Film - Gold World Medal - Public Relation
Die Klappe 2012 - Visual Effects - Bronze
LIA 2011 - Animation - Finalist
Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2011 - Animation - Winner
Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2011 - Music - Finalist
Eurobest 2011 - Film Craft - Animation - Gold
Eurobest 2011 - Film Craft - Visual Effects - Silver
Agency: Leagas Delaney Praha
Production Company: weareflink@Bakery Films
Creative Lead: Niko Tziopanos
Director of Photography: Roman Jakobi
Executive Producer: Andreas Lampe, Florian Sigl
Producer: Karsten Müller, Tini Schwarz
Lead CG & Compositing Artist: Moritz Gläsle
Lead CG Artist: Philip von Preuschen
CG Artists: Nils Engler, Stefan Galleithner, Martin Sächsinger, Christian Schnellhammer, Alex Heyer, Niko Tziopanos
Compositing: Moritz Gläsle, Markus Gratl, Alexander von der Lippe
Music & Sound Design: Supreme Music, Hamburg