I made this animation film based on Piranesi's Carceri d'Invenzione prints as a walk through these amazing spaces.
I used camera mapping (Projection Man) and camera animation with Maxon's Cinema4D, building 6 different scenes that were merged together in a single continuous animation.
The film was made and produced by myself for Factum Arte (Madrid) who supported me in making this film and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venezia) who provided scans of their own print collection, for an exhibition about Piranesi that took place in San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia, in 2010/2011. The exhibition has also been shown in Madrid, Barcelona, San Diego and the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London as well a a number of other events. The film is currently showing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Architecture Display Gallery 127 until March 27th 2015.
We are used to controlling the world around us, to find the settings that suit us best. What if we had the same control over our senses? If we could adjust them in real time, what new experiences could this make possible?
Eidos delivers two pieces of experimental equipment that let you selectively enhance your hearing and vision by activating your hidden powers of perception.
Please be advised that stock footage and the references in this video are used for inspirational purposes and to explain our project only. They are not our own work and we do not own the rights to them.
Mi Eun Kim
SIGGRAPH, 2015 - Los Angeles, USA
Animago AWARD, 2014 - Potsdam, Germany
Courts Devant, 2014 - Paris, France
Festival International du Court Métrage, 2014 - Lille, France
ANIMAFEST, 2015 - Zagreb, Croatia
Festival du Cinéma Européen, 2015 - Lille, France
Monstra Festival, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal
Future Film Festival, 2015 - Bologna, Italia
Cutout Fest, 2014 - Querétaro, Mexico
Festival du Film Court, 2014 - Villeurbanne, France
International Animation Film Festival, 2015 - Tehran, Iran
FILMETS, 2015 - Badalona, Spain
Festival Ciné Court Animé, 2016 - Roanne, France
Festival SPASM, 2016 - Montréal, Canada
In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.
I've taken liberties with certain things like the alignment of planets and asteroids, as well as ignoring the laws of relativity concerning what a photon actually "sees" or how time is experienced at the speed of light, but overall I've kept the size and distances of all the objects as accurate as possible. I also decided to end the animation just past Jupiter as I wanted to keep the running length below an hour.