A few years ago, Simon from @sr_partners got a bunch of motion and audio designers in a forum (no slack back then) for a collaborative project called “Resonance”. I was paired with the AMAZING Gavin Little from @echolab, and together we did something that –I’m not sure why– was called “Deus Ex”. At that moment in time I was OBSESSESED with audio driven animation, so armed with the audio track, I dived into C4D’s xpresso editor and started wiring things like crazy. The end result was (aside from camera and the initial change of state) a completely audio driven animation, with zero keyframes involved. The quality sucks I’m afraid because it was rendered in 720p, and the working files were lost years ago with the death of the HDD they were in. As a coda of the story, a few years after this was published, I go to the movies and sit for the new Tom Cruise flick, “Edge of Tomorrow” and when the Mimics attack for the first time, there’s a sequence in the movie that makes me think “well that looks familiar”, but I dismissed the thought thinking it was an ego trip. Cut to a few months later, and someone writes me via Vimeo saying “have you seen this article in Indiewire??”. It results it was an article that said @dougliman (the director of the film) was at the moment of creating and directing the team behind the mimics very influenced by our short; that he loved the unpredictability and chaos of the movements, etc. It was super flattering, kind of wild and definitely a fun thing to be aware of.
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When the amazing people from @wix was helping me redesign my website, one of the main things I wanted to have was a video header. So, we took some nuggets and edited this. It reminds me of those old days when motion designers used to have demo reels instead of @