"Geologic Time is a stunning tribute to the complicated beauties of mathematics."
THE CREATORS PROJECT
The first film I did that uses a full 16:9 aspect ratio in stead of the 2.35:1 that I had used until now. Also, with this one, there is no moving camera, nor any hand-held camera trickery.
The idea was more that of a moving painting, something you would have on your wall - slowly but surely moving about.
In order to have enough new detail i introduced an extra formula that breaks up the geometric shapes from the first couple of minutes into more organic shapes. Since this was also quite an architectural piece, I decided to use a point light to light it from within, Unfortunately this gave some problems regarding clipping and blown-out highlights in the middle arc. I had to re-render some frames to remove some artifacting because of this.
In order to emphasize the 'painting' of this piece I used some heavy dirt overlays which are nice when there's next to no motion, but becomes slightly silly when there's a big white block moving through the shot. I decided to keep it in.
Using Paulstretch I stretched a wonderful track from the orchestral version of the Ledgend of Zelda, emphasizing the liquid slow motion feel- and reminding me a little of the music from the matrix.