PARADIGM is a 3D animated short film created by Christopher D'Andrea for his BFA senior project. Its a story between two fractal generated entities extremely diverse in their nature. As the two objects progress, they evolve and change in the world around them. Their ultimate interaction is not held back by their environment because finally, the pieces merge and collide.
The concept behind the film represents man-kinds untold story of its very near future. Here, the organic shape represents humanity, as we have grown from a single cell into an advanced space-faring species. The geometric object represents technology. When the two meet, it is up to the viewer to interpret weather technology will destroy or enhance us in the coming paradigm shift.
'I wanted the viewers to question where they stand on this matter. It's hard to imagine a world where man is completely merged with technology.. and yet again, it's even harder to imagine a world without it. Although this is my personal message in the film, I encourage everyone to walk away with their own interpretations.'
All visual art and effects created by Christopher D’Andrea
Original audio “Helio” made for Post Panic Productions “Stardust”
Composed by Ruben Semana and produced by Pivot Audio
Permission was given to me by Post Panic productions to use this audio for the film.
Adobe After Effects
Autodesk 3dStudio Max
Photo credit to NASA for some imagery
Thanks to all my friends, family and professors at LIU Post for supporting and believing in me.
Visuals are copyright2013 Christopher D'Andrea
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This very mesmerizing set of fractal zooms was first displayed at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, CA. It was created using Mandelbulb 3D. Piano tracks are from my earlier improvisations.
More 3D fractal art on my DeviantArt page: http://bib993.deviantart.com/
Fractal animation made with Mandelbulb3D. Soundtrack by Ricardo Montalban.
I originally designed it for Bryan Alvarez from UC Berkeley, for a TEDx talk about his Human Atlas project, to illustrate his initial dream about the beauty of living systems. This one is an enhanced version. This is a hybrid Julia fractal where many parameters are being animated: the fractal paramaters themselves, the Julia seed, the colors, and of course the camera position. For more details about 3D fractals and to download the Mandelbulb3D software, visit fractalforums.com.
Re-uploaded after I have deleted it by mistake!