Niagara
Niagara
Firefly’s video evokes a transposed dimension in which a fanciful, liquid-centric world takes place. The space is just a delocalised element of the scene in which the physical consistency of the characters is vanished to metamorphose into an idealised self. The observer is mesmerised by the multitude of rendered illusions that compose a flawless world, in which a brief glance is enough to be captured. A Kinect and various software were used to acquire the 3D scanning of Gabriele and Davide, which was then manipulated to reach a better scanning quality. After these process all the models have been imported in Cinema4D used to render the object in the material you choose or create, and set the camera movement and effects. As you can see, the Kinect imports the real texture of the scanned object, which we kept and experimented by combining it with other textures. The concept of the video was chose with the band to point on the imaginary of the album. Water was the founding idea, as the name “Hyperocean” suggests. Analysing the water as a natural element I realised that refraction and reflection were something to work on. I decided to recreate the same smooth water movements on the model and keep reflection and refraction below to generate a kind of “upside-down” effect. Then I constrain my idea to something liquid and fluid for make all the other scenes.