Bachelor film project from The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark. Check out their Kickstarter campaign: kickstarter.com/projects/1862188728/the-reward-tales-of-alethrion
PostPanic director Mischa Rozema’s new short film, Stardust, is a story about Voyager 1 (the unmanned spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer solar system). The probe is the furthest man-made object from the sun and witnesses unimaginable beauty and destruction. The film was triggered by the death of Dutch graphic designer Arjan Groot, who died aged 39 on 16th July 2011 from cancer.
The entire team at PostPanic (the Amsterdam-based creative company) pushed themselves in their own creative post techniques to produce a primarily CG short film crafted with love.
The film’s story centers on the idea that in the grand scheme of the universe, nothing is ever wasted and it finds comfort in us all essentially being Stardust ourselves. Voyager represents the memories of our loved ones and lives that will never disappear.
From a creative standpoint, Rozema wanted to explore our preconceived perceptions of how the universe appears which are fed to us by existing imagery from sources such NASA or even sci-fi films. By creating a generated universe, Rozema was able to take his own ‘camera’ to other angles and places within the cosmos.
Objects and experiences we are visually familiar with are looked at from a different point of view. For example, standing on the surface of the sun looking upwards or witnessing the death and birth of a star - not at all scientifically correct but instead a purely artistic interpretation of such events.
Rozema says, ‘I wanted to show the universe as a beautiful but also destructive place. It’s somewhere we all have to find our place within. As a director, making Stardust was a very personal experience but it’s not intended to be a personal film and I would want people to attach their own meanings to the film so that they can also find comfort based on their own histories and lives.’
Rozema turned to his regular audio partner, Guy Amitai, to create the music for the film. ‘I approached Guy to make the music because I trust him and knew he would instinctively understand what I wanted to communicate with this film.’ Their long-term collaboration over the years helped them explore different musical approaches before finally settling on a musical journey featuring analogue instruments. Amitai explains, ‘Once we started working on this project and I told people about Stardust and what Arjan meant to us all, the offers started pouring in. Musician friends and friends-of-friends all wanting to join in and record even the smallest parts. It was an incredibly emotional and personal journey for us all - not something you can professionally detach yourself from.’
A PostPanic Production
Written & directed by Mischa Rozema
Produced by Jules Tervoort
VFX Supervisor: Ivor Goldberg
Associate VFX Supervisor: Chris Staves
Senior digital artists: Matthijs Joor, Jeroen Aerts
Digital artists: Marti Pujol, Silke Finger, Mariusz Kolodziejczak, Dieuwer Feldbrugge, Cara To, Jurriën Boogert
Camera & edit: Mischa Rozema
Production: Ania Markham, Annejes van Liempd
Audio by Pivot Audio , Guy Amitai
Featuring “Helio” by Ruben Samama
copyright 2013 Post Panic BV, All rights reserved
NOON is a scene from a completed feature screenplay. The short sets up the world’s unique premise and introduces our protagonist, Gray, a coyote numbed to the cruelty of the world and his part in it. We watch Gray struggle to salvage what humanity still exists within him when profit is pitted against morality.
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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?
There’s a short breakdown video here: andreaswannerstedt.se/motion/consumed/breakdown
Create your own outbreak online, in real time with webGL. Check out Christian’s awesome experiment: christianwannerstedt.com/consumed/
Written - directed - animated by Kaleb Lechowski
Hartmut Zeller - Sound
Dave Masterson - Voice acting
Scott Glassgold / IAM Entertainment - Representation
Set in the year 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one astronaut takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to human life on this planet.
Director : Tyson Wade Johnston
Producers: Tyson Wade Johnston, Justin Zachary
Writers: Tyson Wade Johnston, Justin Zachary
Cinematographer: Justin Anderson
Music by: Zach Lemmon
Sound Design & Mix: Brandon Jones
Visual Effects Supervisor: Rolf Mohr
3D Artwork & Modeling: Rolf Mohr, A.J. Trahan, Michael Pedro, Bradley Jeansonne, Jeff Arthur, Dean Fowler
Visual Effects and Compositing: Tyson Wade Johnston
Film Editor: Tyson Wade Johnston
Cast: Justin Zachary, Christopher Desroches, Georgia Boonen, Melanie Presson
Executive Producers: D’arcy Johnston, Kim Shirelle, Barron Vonn Boedecker
Assistant Director, Script Supervisor: Brendon Bradford
Grip, Gaffer: Hugh Hinton
Seed was a passion project we shot on a minimal budget. Inspired by 60’s & 70’s science fiction.
Moriendo is an animated short created by myself and took 4 months to be done. The story itself is inspired by a story titled “Sebuah Pagi dan Seorang Lelaki Mati” (A Morning Star and A Dead Man) by Noviana Kusumawardhani - A Balinese writer.
The film centers around a lady who awaits death while she lingers on her unknown dearest to come home. One morning the lady meets a gaffer, who promises her that he would reap her soul once she allows him to. Thus she begins to make peace with her sorrowful memories that time can not erase.
All ths stuff created by Andrey Pratama
My Portfolio behance.net/andreypratama
Music by Patrick Rundbladh