WORKING TITLE: ISOLATION
A multimedia film project
3D Character model test on set
During this time of isolation I intend to embark on creating a short kafkaesque surreal B/W film in the German Expressionist style from the 1920's such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu and Metropolis. The isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic powers.
The use of visual distortion and hyper-expressive performance to show inner turmoils, fears and desires, which reflect the inner conflicts to the woes an inescapably external presence.
You can view more research on this project on our dedicated Adobe Spark page.
Lighting Design Test
Here are some drawings I made for characters intended for animation for the project. As these are hallucinogenic projections from the main protagonists paranoid mind they are to appear as alien beings. The initial drawings will be animated in some form, probably using Adobe Animate or After Effects. I'm also going to try re-working the images using Illustrator to see how they look with vector graphics. Below is the first animation iteration of the drawing which I feel is heading in the right direction.
Some musical ideas created by the alternative electronic ensemble Audiohörhaus that may be used towards the soundtrack. These have been based on images, videos and storytelling from the early stages of the project, but input to the further development of the project.