We set out on an adventure on foot together with a young man to find out more about the native flora and fauna of different Latin-American landscapes. On the way, this young man discovers new plants and animals and becomes one with them, and meets a sexy Mother Earth goddess (Pachamama) with whom he falls in love.
This music video is part of the ambitious show and the upcoming Latin-American tour of the Argentinian band Poncho. We were asked to collaborate on this project by our friend Tomi Dieguez, the creative soul of Punga (punga.tv) and responsible of Poncho’s image. His idea consisted in inviting the best studios/directors in Argentina to direct a video each. This way he managed to achieve a visual mega show and some extraordinary music videos all at once. At Plenty we put all our love into the project and enjoyed the creative process very much thanks to the complete freedom Tomi and the band gave us. Let the journey begin!
Track: HECQ "Enceladus" (with Skyence)
Taken from HECQ's album "Enceladus" (adn149)
Originally released by Ad Noiseam
"Consumed" is another self-initiated personal project that I've written, designed and animated.
It's a 3D short film about a not so distant future, where extreme overpopulation has become a global crises. The population growth has reached a critical tipping point and there's food and water shortages all around the world. The story revolves around a "Food Replicator", or a so called molecular assembler, a device that can rearrange subatomic particles and guide chemical reactions with atomic precision. In an attempt to prevent mass starvation, this device is used to synthesize nutritions with the ability to self-replicate. But during the initial tests something goes wrong and out-of-control self-replicating compounds starts to spread, consuming all matter while building more copies of them selves.
This is very similar to a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario called "Grey goo", a term coined by molecular nanotechnology pioneer Eric Drexler back in 1986. He illustrates exponential growth and the dangers of self-replication is his book "Engines of Creation":
"Imagine a replicator floating in a bottle of chemicals, making copies of itself…the first replicator assembles a copy in one thousand seconds, the two replicators then build two more in the next thousand seconds, the four build another four, and the eight build another eight. At the end of ten hours, there are not thirty-six new replicators, but over 68 billion. In less than a day, they would weigh a ton; in less than two days, they would outweigh the Earth; in another four hours, they would exceed the mass of the Sun and all the planets combined — if the bottle of chemicals hadn't run dry long before."
Well, obviously my scenario is all science fiction, since the required technologies to create this kind of self-replicating matter won't be invented until.. hmm.. no sooner than 2014?
The film was created by Einat Dan, master makeup and body painting artist, together with film director Aviv Kosloff.
It is an exploration of color and light. A journey into the beauty of the human face. The combination of movement and action brings makeup and body painting to life.
Using the MIA a luxurious professional make up brushes created by Einat Dan ,hand made brushes made in germany.
Makeup artist - Einat Dan
Film director - Aviv Kosloff
Model - Laura Doßmann
Music - Daphna Keenan
Directed by Carl Rinsch - Saturn Evolution talks about the evolution of the species and how only the strongest survive. Beginning on early stone ages, each creature represents a new step in the evolution, one more step on the food chain. We had the pleasure to collaborate with Furia Digital for this commercial. We created all the models according to the director’s instructions, and then the textures and shading reference plus the rigging and animation of the dinosaur fighting scene. We love robots and this commercial gave us the perfect chance to showcase our skills on this area.