My thesis, the experimental animation „Citius, Altius, Fortius“ (Latin for „Faster, Higher, Stronger“- the Olympic motto) explores the interplay of abstract shapes and motions.
How can the substance of motion be visualized. What degree of abstraction allows a communication with the viewer.
Therefor movements of famous Olympians where digitalised into 3D through motion tracking and rotoscoping of original footage of Olympic competitions. Camera motions and playback speed of the footage were borrowed and the movements of the athletes were recreated frame by frame.
The specific character of each sport is reflected in the visual language and the illustration of its motions.
I had the pleasure of designing and animating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data! Most of the heavy lifting of animation was done by whizz kid Sander (sandervandijk.tv) to help bring my design to life. He animated all the little bits in after effects with his coder-fiend ways, and I pieced it altogether as textures in Cinema 4D.
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
Jonathon Gorman, Justin Fines
Credits for Charter Spectrum: Launch
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR:Ben Langsfeld
ART DIRECTOR:Jon Gorman, Ben Langsfeld
SENIOR PRODUCER: Kitty Dillard
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Ann Seymour
STORYBOARDS:Jon Gorman, Thomas Schmid
DESIGN: Jon Gorman, Ben Langsfeld, Fede Reano, Thomas Schmid
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Chris Phillips
PREVIS ANIMATION: Jose Fuentes, Chris Phillips, Michael Russo
3D ANIMATION: Jose Fuentes, Sean McClintock, Chris Phillips, Michael Russo, Marcin Zeglinksi
2D ANIMATION: Chad Colby, Jose Fuentes, Sean McClintock, Chris Phillips, Fede Reano, Sander Van Dijk
CELL ANIMATION: Fede Reano
MODELING: Jose Fuentes, Sean McClintock, Chris Phillips, Michael Russo, Marcin Zeglinksi
COMPOSITE: Fred Kim, Tingting Li, Brice Linane, Fede Reano, Sander Van Dijk
Produced by _Elastic
Creative Direction by_Antibody
Executive Producer_Jennifer Sofio Hall
Art Direction_Eddy Herringson
Animation and Design_Raoul Marks
Logo Design_Paul Sangwoo Kim
Production Manager_Bridget Walsh
Typography Consultant_Jennifer Walsh
Visual Researcher_Pat Da Cunha