So I thought it was time for this poor little blog to get a logo. This one was the most presentable of those I made. It was red but along with the dark strokes it seemed too aggressive once I uploaded it. And, since I like you dear readers and I don’t want to drive you away I thought something blue would be more suitable. I’m gonna change it some more when I get the chance, sometime in the foreseeable future.
This is a very nicely done film. I loved it’s atmosphere and it has truly excellent transitions. Of course the most important part is the story, which is wonderful. When we were children we used to look for monsters under the bed. Now we carry those monster around in the form of a hundred different problems that burden us. So how do you get rid of the black little monster that won’t leave you alone and will get bigger and bigger the more it sticks around? Well, sometimes all you have to do is stop thinking about it. I have to admit, this film hit a little too close to home today, but it made me feel better. Enjoy!
directed by: Albert ‘t Hooft & Paco Vink
screenplay: Albert ‘t Hooft & Paco Vink
animation 2D: Jelle Brunt, Paco Vink, David Muchtar, Ruben Zaalberg, Merel van den Broek
backgroundart: Ben Vinkenburg, Paco Vink
clean-up: Albert ‘t Hooft, Junaid Chundrigar
animation 3D: Robin Niekerk, Ben Vinkenburg
compositing & Effects: Albert ‘t Hooft, Kaspar Guyaux
music: Martin Fondse
foley, sound & mix: Jeroen Nadorp at Bob Kommer Studios
production: Chris Mouw
executive producers: Arnoud Rijken & Michiel Snijders
I both love and hate this short film. It is without a doubt one of the best works of animation I have ever seen. It is flawless in every respect. But it is so deeply disturbing. I just can’t ignore the fact that I can hardly watch the last few minutes. Nevertheless it is a film worth seeing. Let me note here that it is a Polish film. That is an important fact to understand the meaning behind the film.
There is a perfection in the way this short animation has been made that I just couldn’t ignore. I’m not going to say how extraordinary the 3D graphics are, but even though I wasn’t impressed the first time I watched it some years ago this time I was amazed by it’s rythm and of course by the terrifying message it delivers. Enjoy!
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?
Production : Condor & Jean-Paul Frenay
Director / editor / compositing : Jean-Paul Frenay
Main 3D artist / compositing : Sandro Paoli
3D artists : Sylvain Jorget and Sébastien Desmet
Additional 3D operators : Otto Heinen and Okke Voerman
Sound Design : Seal Phüric feat. Neptunian8