A 3D short currently doing the festival circuit inspired by Zbigniew Rybczýnski’s 1980 Tango.
I saw Tango at the Annecy Animation Festival. He’d cleverly composited multiple layers to create the illusion of an impossible number of people in a room 4 x 4 metres – the standard flat size in urban Communist Poland. It was artsy Polish satire. The technique has since been seen in Ariston adverts and a Kylie Minogue video.
During my MA in Stereo 3D at Ravensbourne College, I took this idea into another dimension with 3D Tango (aka Mind The Gap). At one point there are 16 layers of green-screen image – each with a left and a right master. That meant a lot of work. Post was in After Effects (which pushed my system to the limit!). I created the music in GarageBand.
Featuring Daisy Batova, Alfie Albert, and Helena Kuntz.
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Mind The Gap has so far screened at:
3DKIFF, Seoul, S. Korea, 28 October 2016
LA 3-D Movie Festival, Los Angeles, December 10 2016
3D Stereo MEDIA, Liege, 14 December 2016
SD&A San Francisco, 31 January 2017
3D-Co, Irvine, CA, USA, August 10 2017
The Stereoscopic Society, Coventry, October 2017
Art in Flux, Ugly Duck Studios, London, May 2018
Courant 3D, Angoulême, France, 10 October 2018