Playgrounds Festival 2014 Title Sequence: Animation by The Mill
An animation of the opening title sequence for Playgrounds, a festival for innovative and creative digital art held annually in Tilburg and Amsterdam. With the brief to create an animation that reflected something experimental, eclectic and artistic, Mill+ Directors Bif, made up of Fabrice Le Nezet and Jules Janaud, created the concept of a warped urban landscape. The images were paired with the distorted sound effects created by world-renowned sound designer Echolab, which aided in bringing the dynamic visuals to life.
We came across the idea for the sequence whilst we were experimenting with the compositing software Nuke. We liked the way that when you open an image on the wrong canvas size the pixels are stretched and depending on the pictures used you can get an amazing colour range.
We then applied this effect to motion and volume. The first tests were very convincing, giving us some really cool surreal and abstract shots, combined with elegance and subtle color tones. We then developed this further to produce the final piece.