Maciej Jackiewicz, animation director and CG supervisor at Platige Image, introduces a showcase of the films and game imagery that have made this Polish film studio a major shaper and international force in 3D stereoscopic animation.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2012
Poland’s Platige Image Film Studio is having a very major say in the shaping of 3D stereoscopic animation. In existence for a mere 15 years, Platige Image has produced a truly impressive collection of short films and commercials. One of its very first short films, The Cathedral, was nominated for an Academy Award and virtually every one of its shorts since then has gone on to win awards and near-universal acclaim.
This programme will be introduced by Maciej Jackiewicz, animation director and CG supervisor at Platige Image. In more than a decade at the studio, he has worked on some their highest profile projects, the most recent of which was The Witcher. Maciej is a member of an elite community of CGI and 3D digital ‘engineers’ driving the technology. His perspective on where digital animation is headed will be fascinating. — MT
An ethereal journey through a structure of infinite intrigue.
The ingenious cruelty of a machine designed to capture an alternative version of the cinematic moving image.
A vast ship with a confused human cargo plots a course to challenge the inevitable.
Easier to do than you might think, and just as exciting. An amazing blaze of images that draw from a vast imaginative reservoir.
The REAL news behind the weather. A running battle between the elements and technology.
A superb and chilling teaser for one of the most polished pieces of gaming animation so far created.
Two thousand years squeezed into eight minutes. A high-speed visual chronology of the creation of modern Poland.
A spellbinding digital rendition of Jan Matejko’s massive mural.
A heart-wrenching digital recreation of a devastated Warsaw in the immediate aftermath of WW2.
A simply astounding testament to the madness of war.