Surreal, awe-inspiring, innovative missives from the world of digital animation, selected to showcase the detail, depth of field and full resonant sound that only a cinema can deliver.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2007
The digital realm continues to fracture and diversify according to the various delivery platforms our world offers. With digital animation increasingly available for download, on cell phones and even on plasmas in the back of taxis, there seems to be a resurgence of digitally envisaged works constructed very much with the big screen in mind. The detail, depth of field and full, resonant sound that are the unique qualities that only a cinema can deliver were the touchstones used in compiling this year’s Digital Space.
Fog has devoured the forest, which saw your quietest happiness... a low-down natural scene rendered in shiny metal.
A richly imagined, cubic rendition of the evolution of man.
A twisted, spectacular piece of grotesquery focusing on a face trapped in a dangerous prison of the mind.
A solitary figure – the chalked phantom of a crime scene – begins an inquisitive roam through the greying urban labyrinth.
A film of awe-inspiring textures and intensely imagined detail presented as if through a cinéma vérité camera.
A prestigious killing machine of a warrior is challenged to save as many lives as he has taken.
A salutary tale of good robots turning bad. NannyBot accidentally kills the child and comes up with a special repair job.
A wispy character composed of alphabetic DNA is tracked through his desperate climb to the top.
A spectacular piece of animated choreography drawing from the design and pacing of gaming with more than a nod to The Matrix.
There are only so many leaders, only so many followers, only so many plots – and only so many times a knife can go into the back.
Think insects on steroids and you're part way there. A supercharged, big picture crash-tackle into a tiny world.
Almost too much detail for the eye to muster. A flowing, gliding journey through a forest of surreal beauty.
The haunting deconstruction of a digital/human/robotic face. A truly fascinating film blurring every technical and creative line.