Plateau in Ascension

2018

 

Plateau in Ascension is an experimentation of animation's potential to mimic the real. When I first began making this animation, I created a series of tests to see how virtual cameras replicated the optics of a real camera. From these experiments I realized 3D animations potential to not only replicate optics, but to go beyond the physical limits of the real. This allowed me to coordinate the movement and focal length of the camera to replicate classic cinematic techniques that managed to go beyond the limits of real world optics. The result is a culmination of these experiments. A carefully choreographed animation that represents the unseen forces that drain our will to succeed.