“CONTRAST minimum edition” by CAD CENTER CORPORATION

  • ©Kazumasa Otsuki


Conference:


SIGGRAPH Video Review:


Track:


    03

Title:


    CONTRAST minimum edition

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • CAD CENTER CORPORATION

Description:


    “Life will last only when our senses can perceive contrasts.” Black and white, flat and solid, entire multi-dimensional universes on a single sheet of paper, infinity evoked by an endless repetition of regular shapes. Branded a heretic by the art establishment of his time, M.C. Escher (1898-1972) described himself as “a graphic artist with heart and soul” and spent his life working out the problems of putting his unique vision on paper. Today he is seen in a new light, as the precursor of contemporary computer graphic art.

    These CG movies include works that received high praise at the 2006 Escher exhibition in Japan. They are digital representa-tions of Escher’s works authorized by the M.C. Escher Foundation in his native Holland. The movies are introduced by a CG character based on a familiar creation of Escher that he called a “Curl-Up,” designed to give a virtual and intuitive experience of the artist’s creative processes.

    As you watch the techniques he developed to realize his groundbreaking visions, you will be irresistibly drawn into the mysteri-ous world of M.C. Escher.

Software:


    Cinema4D, Lightwave, Max, Maya, After Effects, Combustion, Final Cut Pro


Additional Contributors:


    Producers: Masayuki Waku, Naomi Matsuzawa

    Associate Producer: Tomoko Nagai

    Director/Editor: Kazumasa Otsuki

    Programmer: Takamitsu Masumi

    CG Artists: Koichi Kasai, Michihiro Hashimoto, Takao Shida, Junjie Yin, Hongtao Ji, Yuichi Hirano, ANON Pictures

    Assistant Editor: Yoshitaka Nakamura

    Special Collaboration: Huis Ten Bosch, Itsuo Sakane, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

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