SRC/CRS

SRC/CRS

Style: 3D-animation w/ live-footage Length: 8’00


„SRC/CRS“ is about being lost and searching, about damnation and loneliness. An unapproachable character is taking the viewer along on a journey through a wasteland of desolation. The surreal and atmospheric video work was part of a thesis and was initially conceived as a silent film. „SRC / CRS“ was written or composed like a piece of music and is to be regarded as a purely cinematic product, since the soundtrack was produced after the video was edited. The „silent“ music video thus plays with the relationship between image and sound, film and music. 


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Inspired by early 20s silent movies the basic idea was „to create a silent music video“. The short film was created without the presence and notion of an existing sound layer, so that the imagery itself would determine the emotionality of the clip.

The goal was to create an atmosphere of uncertainty and mystery. Just like writing lyrics to a song, this procedure should remain as vague as possible in order to give viewers the utmost possible interpretation. So it quickly became clear that the „feel“ of the video had to be more expressive than the plot. An image can be more ambiguous and mysterious as gestures or facial expressions, displayed by an actor. When designing the landscape, I was looking for an effective compromise to create some kind of realism and yet preserve the artificiality of the world, thus creating the greatest possible contrast between the protagonist and the environment.


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Continuation

A music video for the band Ashes Of A Lifetime:

it’s about the liberation of myself…
it’s about having everything we need to resist the power…
it’s about escaping our fate…

life is what we make of it.

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Making Of

 

Deadly Sins

Concept

The project is an attempt to find the sins in our modern society and to create a symbolic perception of them without relying on religious dogmas (shown in excerpts). The soundtracks have been created upfront and where designed as a basic layer according to each sin.

The word „deadly sin“ is rather colloquial, its meaning focuses rather on vices as such. In a way, terms like sloth, lust and gluttony are forgotten, sound old-fashioned and out-dated. Nonetheless, these vices can obviously be found in our modern society. Success and influence are desirable values. And even most of us find ourself giving in to these vices from time to time, so that it is safe to say, that they are ever-present.

Wrath

Style: 2D-animation
Length: 2’23

Some situations cause pain and the feeling, that the whole world is crumbling down. When pain starts to get unbearable, an anger rises that makes one blind and one strives for amends. Driven with vengeance, you finally let go if and when your thirst for vengeance is satosfoed.

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Sloth

Style: 3D-animation
Length: 2’44

Time is one of the greater „enemies“ of mankind, each and every one of us is free to use it as we please. But he who rests, who doesn’t act and value the time he has been given, he wastes it. This sloth is a vicious circle, he gets estranged to his environment and finally, his isolation will lead to oblivion.

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Lust

Style: 2D/3D-animation
Length: 2’18

Today there are lots of possibilities to let yourself go and to overcome one’s inhibitions. Lust for the lust of others or the quest for random entertainment.

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Gluttony

Style: 2D-Animation/stop-motion
Length: 2’21

Man relishes. He doesn’t want to satisfy basic needs but strives luxury. More than a few lose control, boundaries get blurry and pleasure yields addiction. Reward turns to habit and a everlasting need for relentless satisfaction.

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