当盗梦的原声响起,就足以震撼你我。这部跨年之作,毫不吝啬地展现大都市与自然之间的不同! / About the Project As of today, it is estimated that there are more than 7 billion humans living on Earth. Humans have only been a glimpse in the Earth’s timeline, yet in the last 200 years the evolution of mankind has skyrocketed as well as the need for Earth’s resources. Skyscrapers are growing taller than the next, like huge trees battling for sunlight. At night, from a higher point of view, traffic evokes lava flowing down a volcano. Like a giant ant colony, humans have made this planet their own. But what about the Earth? Can we continue to take without consequences? The City Limits tries to show that even though we are the dominant species on the planet, there is something bigger than us. In Carl Sagan’s own words “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.” Human progress and technology are developing at exponential rates but at what cost? Where is the city’s limit? / Technical Info Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lenses: Canon 14 II, Canon 24 II, Canon 70-200 / Licensing For licensing information please visit: dominicboudreault.com/licensing / Connect with Me Website: dominicboudreault.com Twitter: twitter.com/domboudreault Instagram: instagram.com/dominicboudreault
2012年8月3日
皮克斯番外篇。小清晰方式表达的恋爱,完美的技术。 故事讲述的是下雨天的街道上,一把蓝色雨伞和一把红色雨伞之间的爱情故事。   皮克斯动画短片《蓝雨伞之恋》(The Blue Umbrella)由摄影构图艺术家Saschka Unseld执导,这也标志着皮克斯从事技术方面的员工首次担任导演,6分钟短篇讲述的故事相当简单,一只蓝色的伞一见钟情地爱上了一只红色的伞,而正处于萌芽期的爱情却被距离和不可预知的自然力量所间隔,在街道伙伴 (街道上所有物体都有了生命)的帮助下,最终有情人终成眷属。   36岁,来自德国的Unseld,2008年才加入皮克斯。他说:“某个下雨天当自己独自走在旧金山街道上时,看到一把破损的雨伞躺在了水沟里。这是一副非常让人伤心的画面。我站在那里,思考着它身上发生了什么故事。这就是我制作本片的灵感来源。”   他还说:“故事的核心想法就是城市里那些不起眼角落里的非生命物体都活起来了,诸如:水槽、下水道、建筑符号以及邮政信箱等等。于是在画面的视觉设计上,就必须朝着照片级现实主义方向前进。如果做成程序化卡通动画,那么这些有生命的魔法将完全消失。”   为了达到照片级的视觉效果,皮克斯使用了以前从来没用到过的技术(这些也全部用在《怪兽大学》上),诸如:全局照明(模拟光如何散发与反射到物体表面)、深度影像合成(能得到三维分层图像的数据)。其效果就是一张图片有了丰富的光线、阴影以及景深,但每帧需要花费20-30小时来渲染。在故事的特定场景中,拍摄也降到了每秒12帧(通常是每秒24帧),来展现雨滴下落的节奏。
2013年10月9日