“Masks” by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

  • ©Piotr Karwas


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Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg


    A search for identity. A faceless person constructs endless masks to find the perfect one. During the last desperate try, the protagonist scratches his faceless face.

    Computer animation was completely done with Softimage 3D and an inverse kinematics technique. The film was rendered with Mental Ray in D1 resolution and resized to 2K for film exposure. Everything is textured with hand paintings done using acrylic paint on paper and adjusted for 3D purposes in Photoshop. Depth of field and motion blur were mostly done with post-process shaders. Almost all of the composited parts were done in Discreet Logic Flint and Flame, and a few in Softimage Eddie. The film was edited on Avid Media Composer. Online editing was done on a D1 system.


    Most of the work was done on SGI and Intergraph workstations.

Additional Contributors:

    Director: Piotr Karwas

    Producer: Andrea Osterhorn

    Editors: Stephan Krumbiegel, Piotr Karwas

    Music: Piotr Karwas