Sunday, September 11, 2011

I can't even wrap my head around this.

So I found this experimental video tribute to Blade Runner on Vimeo. After watching the video several times AND reading the filmmakers description of how he made the animation I still can't quite grasp the concept. I'm hoping that maybe one of you can help me understand it. According to the animator, Francois Vautier, the apparent T.V. screens in this film are all part of a single square image. He then used a virtual camera to create the movement in the animation so that it feels as if the viewer is flying through the scene with the glowing white cube. Actually,  the only thing I really understand is how he animated the cube.

Not only did I find this piece extremely perplexing I also thought it was a great example of how important sound can be in any video. Especially an animation like this one where there are no actual characters or distinctive dialogue. The sound perfectly compliments the movement of the glowing white cube making it come alive. To me I almost felt like I was traveling inside of a computer or some type of machine because of the sounds of the cube's movements.

Sorry I couldn't figure out how to embed a video from Vimeo so I just included the link... http://vimeo.com/12828114

3 comments:

Eric Wysocki said...

what....on earth

Eric Wysocki said...

i'm impressed, but i'm not even sure what i'm watching

Keith Bress said...

I'm pretty sure the idea is that all the frames of the film a laid out sequentially in a giant image and a virtual camera is run over the image creating an illusion of movement. The description uses the example of a zoetrope, which is the same concept on a much smaller scale.