This is my final project from Vancouver Film School’s 3D animation program. With Malaise I wanted to do a project that was both visually exciting and a demonstration of my abilities as an animator. The look of the piece was influenced by an array of old sci-fi classics ranging from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris to Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella. For the feel and tone of the film it was to Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise that I drew inspiration from. I wanted to pursue a slightly more realistic route for the animation so I researched live action movie footage, live reference as well as more recent CG efforts from America and Japan to help achieve to type of movement I desired. This project was a labor of love and I thank everyone who helped bring it to the screen. Enjoy the show!
GoPro, DJI Phantom, After Effects, Premier, Logic
Our Drone Future explores the technology, capability, and purpose of drones, as their presence becomes an increasingly pervasive reality in the skies of tomorrow.
In the near future, cities use semi-autonomous drones for urban security. Human officers monitor drone feeds remotely, and data reports are displayed with a detailed HUD and communicated via a simulated human voice (designed to mitigate discomfort with sentient drone technology). While the drones operate independently, they are “guided” by the human monitors, who can suggest alternate mission plans and ask questions.
Specializing in predictive analysis, the security drones can retask themselves to investigate potential threats. As shown in this video, an urban security drone surveys San Francisco’s landmarks and encounters fierce civilian resistance.
A movie Written and Directed by K-MICHEL PARANDI
Produced by James Lawler Productions
Producers: James Lawler & K-Michel Parandi
Executive Producer: Virgil Price / Co-Executive Producer: Lauren Beck
Original concept: K-Michel Parandi
Production Design & Concept Artist: Ben Mauro -
Design art work: K-Michel Parandi & Ben Mauro -
Costume Production Design: Julien Richard
Dialogue: K-Michel Parandi & Jack Coulton
Music and Sound Design: Pascal Bonifay (AOC/BOC)
Director’s cut. April 2013.
Today, a spacecraft designed by human beings left behind our familiar neighborhood and entered the vast interstellar void. Rebecca J. Rosen has a post at The Atlantic with the following amazing Soundcloud audio file - the distant cry of other solar systems, measured by the oscillations of our private star.
It’s absolutely amazing what independent filmmakers can do these days with modern equipment and software. (Not to mention talent!)
Arya is the last remaining member of her family, a lineage with a unique genetic code that grants the ability to survive the folding of temporal and spatial boundaries… In short, she can teleport. Tasked with exploring new planets, she is in search of something that will explain who exactly she is and where she comes from.
Director: Raphael Rogers
Producers: Raphael Rogers, Bianca Malinowski
Talent: Bianca Malinowski, Andrew Varenhorst, Raphael Rogers
For those interested, I shot this with a Canon c100. Lenses used were the Canon 24mm IS prime, the Canon 50mm 1.4, the 100mm Macro IS 2.8 and the Tokina 11-16mm. By far, most of it was shot on the 24 and the 100. The final shot was done with my trusty 5DII as it was a pickup. There was no crew on this shoot. Just myself and Bianca. The shoot took 3 days and post production took significantly longer. All the visuals were done in after effects. I used Element3D a good amount. Thank you to everyone who helped me out during all the time spent editing. You know who you are.