Genius Loci by Kazak Productions
"One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide."
2D paper animation.
The Fishman by Leto S. Meade
"The journey of a dying fish’s last moments. 'The Fishman' formally embodies the transitory, shapeshifting nature of life and the inevitability of change by plunging its disembodied anthropomorphic protagonist between different mediums and styles."
Planktonium by Jan van IJken
- SHORT VERSION -
"... Planktonium is a short film by Jan van IJken about the unseen world of living microscopic plankton. It is a voyage into a secret universe, inhabited by alien-like creatures. These stunningly beautiful, very diverse and numerous organisms are unknown to most of us because they are invisible to the naked eye. However, they are wandering beneath the surface of all waters around us and they are of vital importance for all life on earth.
Jan van IJken filmed the plankton through his microscopes, revealing the beauty and delicate structures of the minute organisms in the finest detail. The film is without any voice-over or explanation.
Renowned Norwegian artist Jana Winderen made a sound composition for the film. She is recording audio environments and creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear.
Phytoplankton (small plant-like cells) are producing half of all oxygen on earth by photosynthesis, like plants and trees do on land. Zooplankton are forming the base of the food chain of aquatic life. Plankton are also playing an important part in the global carbon cycle. The plankton are threatened by climate change, global warming and acidification of the oceans. ..."
Filmed, directed and produced by Jan van IJken
Sound composition by Jana Winderen
Edited by Jan van IJken and Metje Postma
Sea You by Ben Brand
"Would you feel it? Would you know it? Travel back in time and sea for yourself...
When my girlfriend told me the story of her family spreading her deceased grandmothers ash over the sea (like a lot of people around the world do) i started wondering what actually happens to all that ash ..."
The Beauty - Animated Short (2019)
by Pascal Schelbli
"What if plastic could be integrated into sea life? The Beauty directed by Pascal Schelbli is a poetic journey through the oceans, which are simultaneously stunning and filthy. Discover a world where concerns and fears dissolve into the mysterious depth of the polluted blue sea."
Director: Pascal Schelbli
VFX Supervisor: Marc Angele
Producers: Aleksandra Todorovic, Tina Vest
Underwater Cinematography: David Iskender Dinçer
Creature TD: Noel Winzen
Lead TD: Lukas Gotkowski
Animation: Noel Winzen, Pascal Schelbli
Lead Rigging: Noel Winzen
Rigging: Lukas Gotkowski · Seyed Ahmad Hosseini
Modeling: Pascal Schelbli, Fynn Große-Bley, Noel Winzen
Additional Modeling: Paul Golter, Mitja Öhm
Lead Sculpting: Fynn Große-Bley
Sculpting: Noel Winzen, Pascal Schelbli
Texturing: Marc Angele, Pascal Schelbli
Lighting/Shading: Marc Angele
FX/Simulation: Lukas Gotkowski, Noel Winzen, Tim Markgraf
Compositing: Marc Angele, Pascal Schelbli
Pipeline: Marc Angele
Storyboard/Animatic/Previs/Character Design: Pascal Schelbli
Editing: Pascal Schelbli
Additional Editing: Daniela Schramm Moura
Music: Alexander Wolf David, Petteri Sainio
Orchestration & Additional Composer: Meike Katrin Stein
Orchestra: Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Sound Design & Mixing: Robin Harff
Poem: Pascal Schelbli
Creative Translator: Zornitsa Dimitrova
Color Grading: Peter Hacker (fatrat Color Grading GmbH)
VoiceOver: Charlie H Gardner
Created at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Animationsinstitut
Supported by diving.DE
Novo Amor - Birthplace by Studio Birthplace
"Birthplace tells the symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean trash."
Directed & Written by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy
Don't miss to watch the Making-of: https://vimeo.com/276623191
More info: novoamor.co.uk/birthplace
Produced by Sean Lin, New Frontier Pictures
Line Producer: Bayu Topan
Cast: Michael Board
Cinematography by Nihal Friedel
Art Director by Dalbo Suarimbawa
Supported by Zen Freediving
Written, Designed & Directed: Anna Katalin Lovrity
El Mago Georges by Kati Egely
"We aren't only created with free will, but also with responsibility. The responsibility to listen to our gut feelings, follow our intuition, the wise part of us. According to the old definition, a magician is a wise person. So we can all be magicians if we are brave enough."
direction/ animation/ edition/ design/ photography: Kati Egely
music: Chancha Vía Circuito & El Búho
sound: Pedro Canale
color correction: Pablo Padovani
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