The future of visual effects in films, TV, and VR; from crossing the uncanny valley in human animation, to light-field camera technology that will change the way moving images are captured.
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By Ash Thorp
Epoch is an experimental film intended to take you on a voyage through our solar system and beyond. It is a personal project orchestrated to share our enjoyment and admiration for science fiction films and literature.
To optimize your viewing experience, Epoch is best experienced with a full screen, no artificial light intrusion, ample sound speakers, and an open mind free of predictions or expectations in order to allow the film to guide you on its expedition and take you to another place entirely.
See also: Wanderers — a short film by Erik Wernquist
“Epoch is a result of merging my love of design with space and moving imagery. It is a visual exercise intended to communicate that childhood wonder and enjoyment without any commentary. By primarily utilizing visuals and music, it will allow the viewer to experience the passage through their own imagination.” — Ash Thorp
…is a series of 4 photographs recreating computer renderings as physical scenes by Skrekkøgle, a product and digital design studio in Oslo.
Cube, sphere and cone geometry with material textures mahogany, clear glass and white marble. Placed on reflective checkers plane.
Floating colored cube without environment. Low greyscale resolution creates gradient banding in background.
Three white Utah teapots – scaled, rotated, intersected and distorted. Diffuse lighting, composed on matte yellow plane.
Patterned spheres with pink metallic texture. Panoramic photo of a beach added on cylindrical environment, mirrored in both the base plane and in the metal spheres.
The photos’ artifacts, surroundings, camera settings and lighting has been shaped intending to resemble 3d graphics of different types.
M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide) is a satirical fantasy sci-fi short film that explores with black humor and lots of VFX the outrageous consequences of Donald Trump’s plan of banning immigration and building an enormous wall on the Mexico – US border.
Birth Movies Death: Incidentally, the title – M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide) – is a play on the Mexican slang term “mamón” – literally “sucker,” but more commonly used as an equivalent to “cocksucker,” “douchebag,” “fuck-knuckle,” “clown-shoes,” or “Donald Trump.” It can also refer to a baby’s pacifier, which conveniently also applies to the Dictator-Elect.
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