In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature.
Directed and animated by Alvaro Lamarche-Toloza
“OZYMANDIAS” is the animated 3D adaptation of a poem written by English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in December 1817. It was created with a series of wash paintings animated with the Unreal Engine and EbSynth to test an experimental 3D animation pipeline.
Using EbSynth, a texture synthesis / transfer tool created by Secret Weapon, we applied wash paintings to 3D scenes created in real-time with the Unreal Engine. The result is a unique look and a promising experimental pipeline which dramatically speeds up the production of 3D animation stylized with traditional 2D art.
About the poem:
Written in 1817 by Percy Shelley, “Ozymandias” refers to pharaoh Ramesses II and was perhaps inspired by the acquisition of a large Ramesses statue by the British Museum the same year. References to this poem have often appeared in pop culture, though Shelley himself might not have considered it to be one of his major works.
It was first published in the 11 January 1818 issue of The Examiner of London.
Directed and animated by Alvaro Lamarche-Toloza
Wash paintings by Estelle Chauvard
Voice by Bryan Cranston, taken from the Breaking Bad Teaser Trailer
“Menkaure colossal statue base” model by Zhejiang University
“Ramses II” model by Taoetsia
“Horse Skeleton” model by Diego Luján García
‘OZYMANDIAS’ By Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
Emmy-award-winning nature cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes a long trip along Ireland’s coastline, one of the most beautiful in the world. As he travels he visits wild locations and happens across a variety of wildlife, which are all captured using the latest in filming techniques and technology, such as high-speed footage and Cineflex. Also in his journey Colin will visit a gannet colony, see humpback whales and basking sharks surface, and uncover some of the early Christian history of the island, amongst much more.
In the animated short “Friends,” illustrated by Florian Grolig, a very tiny man and his giant pal face the ups and downs of their unlikely friendship.
Filmed and Edited by: Gilles Havet
A parenthesis is a more or less long episode of existence, which is considered to be outside the normal course of existence. Going to discover Madeira was our parenthesis in this year 2020. Getting away from the bad news and rediscovering the joys of marveling at nature. This is the real meaning of life. We take you to discover the garden island, its reliefs bathed in clouds, its lush nature and its sparkling night sky.
Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show.
Directed and Designed by: Teun van der Zalm
VASTNESS is a short film where we explore new designed nebulas with more detail, scale and color variations.
To achieve this I developed a new process that pushes the hardware memory limit. By using more particles than before, I tried to get more detail, light/color variations and scale still maintaining the overall natural feeling.
Music by LIMINA
Violinist – Emily Kriner
Mixed by Michael Bouska
Directed by Jordan Manley
Patagonia Films presents: Treeline. Follow a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers to the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecones of Nevada, as they explore an ancient story written in rings.
Producers: Laura Yale, Monika McClure
Executive Producers: Alex Lowther, Jimmy Hopper, Josh Nielsen
Cinematography, editing, principal sound design: Jordan Manley
Additional Cinematography: Scott Secco
Associate Producers: Garrett Grove, Lisa Ida, Soichiro Uchino, Mie Sawatari
Editorial Advisors: Daniel Irvine, Chad Manley
Motion Graphics: Daniel Irvine
Additional Sound Design and Mix: Jeff Yellen / Ridgeline Sound
Cast & Athletes
Kazushi “Orange Man” Yamauchi
Still Photographer: Garrett Grove
Additional Audio Recordings: Travis Rummel / Felt Soul Media
Animated and Directed by: João Elias
Have you ever seen a car spreading its wings? Now you do.
This is a full cgi shortfilm featuring the most iconic car of all time, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, at least in my opinion…
I always loved this car, and when I first started this project, I didn’t just wanna make a car rolling by in the desert, I knew there was a bigger story to make, it had to fly. Following its name legacy, I dived deep in this crazy rollercoaster of assembling car parts, raging though the desert of Bonneville salt flats, in order to build a full chassis so the flying body kit could land. After this, the rest is music. A symphony of a few animated shots of this beauty gloriously riding through the desert, creating clouds of smoke through the landscape while hearing that amazing engine roaring.
This is “Gullwing”.
Music: Evan Macdonald.
Sound design: João Elias
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (chassis code W 198) is a two-seat sports car that was produced by Mercedes-Benz as a gullwinged coupe (1954–1957) and roadster (1957–1963). It was based on the company’s 1952 racer, the W194, with mechanical direct fuel-injection which boosted power almost 50% on its 3-litre overhead camshaft straight-6 engine. Capable of reaching a top speed of up to 263 km/h (163 mph), it was both a sports car racing champion and the fastest production car of its time.
Max Hoffman, Mercedes-Benz’s authorized United States importer at the time, inspired the 300 SL and correctly perceived an American market for such a car. The company introduced the 300 SL in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York City instead of in Europe to get it into U.S. buyers’ hands sooner.
SL is the short form for “super-light” in German, Mercedes’ first use of the designation, referring to the car’s racing-bred light tubular frame construction.
The 300 SL was voted the “sports car of the century” in 1999.
BTS “Past & Present”.
Director: Kanin Chandrasma
Client BTS Group
Production house Don Film