Amazing work from the Mill. Lloyd Alvarez had the privilege to collaborate with the Mill on this project.
Trippy, amazing, and "how'd they do that?" are a few ways to describe "Skazka," Mill+ creative director Rama Allen's main titles for OFFF St. Petersburg.
The titles bring to life the process of collaboration through an experimental combination of masterpieces together in one video using motion capture from professional dancers, and watercolor and oils suspensions reactions.
From Rama, "I wanted to create a visual allegory for the creative process through collaboration. The piece is told through the choreography of two beings that discover each other, dance together to create, collide in a moment of conflict, then find their way through the conflict to become even stronger partners once again."
The goal was to use 'traditional' human input to define much of the animation of the piece. The dancer animations are all from mocap of two dancers the team worked with. The typography is all hand painted and then re-interpreted in 3D. Much of the 'effects' and textures are built from experiments shot with various inks and pigments.
Go ahead… watch a few more times. You'll discover something new each time!