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Land of the Lustrous - Wikipedia
[via: "‘Land of the Lustrous’ is the Most Visually Interesting Show In Ages"

"Few cinematic works really capture the horror and beauty of what it means to inhabit a body. Most recent to come to mind is Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, a meditation on the ways bearing a human, female body fundamentally changes you and how you move through the world. And now there’s Takahiko Kyogoku’s Land of the Lustrous, adapted from Haruko Ichikawa’s manga of the same name, about the beauty and agony of inhabiting any body to begin with."

"Speaking of the body as ultimate totem to one’s self, the Gems are depicted as genderless and speak to each other with they/them pronouns. Many of their features are very femme, and they’re voiced by cisgender female actresses, yet they distinctly lack breasts and (presumably) reproductive organs. Their very design, like most elements of the show, is meant to exist in a state of inbetween, of non-binary. Despite being about the inseparability of the Ghost with the Shell, the presentation of bodies (and gender) is as fluid as it is weighty — like Cinnabar’s swirling mercury droplets — and it only adds to the unique physicality of their movements. Like everything else in Lustrous, these elements contradict each other, yet the show lives and breathes comfortably within the blur of those lines.

The shots that frame these bodies also contribute to their deeply physical presence in Lustrous’s environs. Unlike most of the American “Peak TV” shows that imitate Kubrick’s penchant for symmetrical compositions and negative space, Lustrous’s framing is always emotionally clear and concise. While these shots certainly assist with the uniquely cryptic mood and atmosphere, they’re first and foremost about the characters they’re framing, and their positions in the desolate world of the show."]
srg  manga  towatch  anime  cgi  television  tv  film  body  bodies  gender  inbetween  betweenness  non-binary 
november 2017 by robertogreco
2016 AICP Sponsor Reel - Dir Cut on Vimeo
"Method Design was tapped by production company RSA to concept and create this year’s AICP Sponsor Reel. The AICP awards celebrate global creativity within commercial production. Method Design wanted to create an entertaining piece of design that encapsulates the innovative and prolific nature of this industry. Our aim was to showcase the AICP sponsors as various dancing avatars, which playfully reference the visual effects used throughout production. Motion capture, procedural animation and dynamic simulations combine to create a milieu of iconic pop dance moves that become an explosion of colorful fur, feathers, particles and more.


Client: AICP/RSA
Project: 2016 AICP Sponsor Reel
Concept, Design & Direction: Method Design
Director: Rupert Burton
Creative Director: Jon Noorlander
Art Director: Johnny Likens
Production: Method Studios NY
Producer: Adrienne Mitchell
VFX: Method Studios
Houdini FX Artist: Tomas Slancik
Houdini FX Artist: Vraja Parra
Rigger: Ohad Bracha
Motion Capture: House of Moves
Music: Major Lazer - Light It Up (Remix) "

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video  dance  motioncapture  cgi 
june 2016 by robertogreco
YouTube - Richard Hammond presents Bloody Omaha (The Graphics)
"How 3 graphic designers created D-Day on a shoe string budget for the TIMEWATCH program "Bloody Omaha"..."
3d  cgi  film  effects  filmmaking  video  howto  tutorial  making  movies  ww2  war 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Alice: Free, Easy, Interactive 3D Graphics for the WWW
"The focus of the Alice project is now to provide the best possible first exposure to programming for students ranging from middle schoolers to college students."
girls  computing  computer  cgi  coding  3d  animation  videogames  tools  women  visualization  software  kids  learning  education  programming  multimedia  modeling  graphics  gui  howto  design  curriculum  free  alice  children  gender 
september 2007 by robertogreco
collision detection: Is this sea creature real or CGI?
"Dumbo Octopus"..."Deep-sea life is so aggressively odd-looking that it's indistiguishable from Hollywood CGI creations."
photography  science  oceans  marine  octopus  biology  animals  cgi 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Processing 1.0 (BETA)
"Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. I
animation  art  code  coding  creative  graphics  design  effects  programming  video  visual  visualization  simulations  resources  math  mapping  interface  opensource  tutorials  software  interaction  interactive  generator  creativity  imaging  images  development  algorithms  osx  mac  processing  howto  glvo  computing  computers  cgi  illustration  gamechanging 
november 2006 by robertogreco

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