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Author Topic: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film  (Read 6147 times)

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The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« on: January 21, 2010, 10:53:09 AM »
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A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.


Loss for words...


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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 11:27:51 AM »
It extremely realistic and has a calming sound. This is pure art.  :Thmbsup:
Take a few on Alex RomanĀ“s older videos that have the same style.
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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 03:53:33 PM »
Yeah, this guy is brilliant. It's really his skill with lighting, color, and texture that make the thing. He also uses Vray, a rendering engine which IMHO is pretty tops in the industry. Allows for some very nice indirect lighting effects.

The compositing breakdown is also well worth watching to see how he builds up the scene. Notice how a lot of the realism and impact comes from color correction and post effects:
http://www.vimeo.com/8200251

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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 04:56:24 PM »
I had trouble watching the earlier half as the subject matter didn't particularly interest me, but from about 6:50 onward I was dumbfounded. Truly a remarkable achievement and a thing of beauty.

Also watch the Making Of The Exeter Shot. Amazing.

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« Last Edit: January 21, 2010, 05:06:54 PM by Ehtyar »

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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 12:34:11 AM »
At first I was sitting there thinking criticizing thoughts along the lines of "Yeah well, it's not hard to make CGI look photorealistic when everything is blurry!" but by the end of the film I was smiling and delighted.

A great piece of art indeed!


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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 01:28:34 AM »
Actually making things convincingly blurry is one of the harder things in CG, believe it or not. ;)

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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 06:09:31 AM »
It is a very beautiful film, thanks :)

I'm still confused about what exactly was 'real' and what not. From one comment I got the impression the buildings are real, but the author says "-I think i must make it clear. There are a few non-CG elements in the shortfilm: photographer (shot on greenscreen), pigeons, timelapsed growing flowers, flying airplane and sky backgrounds." Ironically some of the real things were IMO the weakest parts of the film (photographer just too arty & cliched, pigeon & flowers a bit kitchy). I feel a bit callous being critical of such a wonderful piece of work though :-[

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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 05:00:59 PM »
Ironically some of the real things were IMO the weakest parts of the film (photographer just too arty & cliched, pigeon & flowers a bit kitchy).

That's interesting. I was thinking along the same lines. Especially with regard to the photographer. I was sure the photographer was CG because it was one of the worst looking parts of the whole thing. :huh:


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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 03:26:30 AM »
meant to post this ages ago:

Architecture.png

The building is Bangladesh's parliament building designed by Louis Kahn - from the above film which I think is mostly (all?) based on Kahn's work.

Louis Kahn's son Nathaniel made a documentary film My Architect: A Son's Journey- I saw it over 5 years ago so it's not that fresh in my mind but it's very much worth a look.

A clip from the film here (dailymotion.com).
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Re: The Third & The Seventh - Beautiful CG short film
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 04:20:32 PM »
Quite lovely, thanks for sharing!