#LastSelfie is a short film produced by Yeah Haus and released on National Selfie Day. It deals with the last moments of a dying man desperately crawling through the desert. Trying to hang on while searching for any glimmer of hope of survival.
Written & Directed: Chad Thompson
Art Director: Michelle Ouellette
Lead Animator: Jose Goyo Moreno
Additional Animation: Mel McCann
Color: Jess Rowden, Michael Abarca
Music & Sound: Chad Thompson
Sound Assistant: Kaylee Kean
When it comes to the division of wealth, many Americans believe that the country is split between the 1%, which possesses a significant share of the country’s money, and the 99%, or “the people.” In reality, The Atlantic writer Matthew Stewart argues, 9.9% of the population comprises America’s new aristocracy, which often “takes wealth out of productive activities and invests it in walls.” But this group of people is rich in more than mere money, and its constancy poses an insidious threat to the promise of American democracy.
This is my attempt to envision what could screen graphics look like for the new movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune", if this would happen.
I have created seven scenes which themes are bond together and all the visuals are merging together into one story, smoothly transitioning one into another: unveiling the planet, discovering its dangers and nature, showcasing its location in the universe, establishing connection with your friendly forces, setting a tone for it, and then completing your mission.
Because computers are forbidden in the world of Dune, I've approached this project from the perspective of creating something more of a screen title nature, rather than traditional diegetic UI. White appearance helps to eliminate the holographic look, and overall aesthetics of this piece is close to e-ink technology, to emphasize the literary foundation of the product.
Inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s work, the titles delve into a microscopic world and brings to life the real beauty of this unseen world. It follows the story of microorganisms from birth to death: representing the event theme of ‘creative tension’ in three stages: pushing and pulling, friction, and release.