Themes & Variations

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“Themes & Variations”

by Ziye Liu

more at http://www.ziyeliu.com

( Featured as the opening film of TED 2016 CONFERENCE )

( Vimeo STAFF PICK – 2015 )

( Red Dot Award 2016 – Winner )

« Themes & Variations » is a computer graphic short film based upon contemporary artworks from artists Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei, the short film explored the infinite possibilities by using 3D digital art to create new “versions” of existing artworks.

While exploring the visual style of photorealistic computer graphic rendering and surrealistic atmosphere, « Themes & Variations » blurred the boundaries between imagination and existing contemporary artworks. In this four minutes visual journey, these « new artworks » brought a completely new level of aesthetic experience to its audience.

=== AWARDS ===

((( Red Dot Award 2016 – Communication Design – WINNER )))

((( 49Th Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival – Computer Generated / Mixed Media / 3D – PLATINUM REMI AWARD WINNER )))

((( ASFF Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 – OFFICIAL SELECTION )))

((( BBFF Byron Bay International Film Festival 2016 – OFFICIAL SELECTION )))

((( Cinequest Film Festival 2016 – OFFICIAL SELECTION )))

((( Broadway Film Festival 2016 – Experimental Film – OFFICIAL SELECTION )))

((( The Fine Arts Film Festival 2016 – Animated Film – OFFICIAL SELECTION )))

((( New Media Film Festival 2016 – BEST STUDENT FILM )))

((( Riverrun International Film Festival 2016 – OFFICIAL SELECTION )))

((( International Independent Film Awards 2016 – Animated Visuals – DIAMOND AWARD )))

Detail and behind the scenes stories: http://blog.ziyeliu.com
Breakdown video: http://vimeo.com/136981959

=== Credits ===

Director – Ziye Liu
Modeling, Texturing, Lighting & Rendering – Ziye Liu
Compositing, Editing, Music & Sound – Ziye Liu
Original Soundtrack – “On the Matter of Motion and Light” Composed by Ziye Liu

Inspired by artworks from – Yayoi Kusama – Ai Weiwei

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