Friday, October 9, 2009

Threshold at Darklight

This weekend my film 'Threshold' is showing as part of the Darklight festival. It's showing in the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield all day today & tomorrow on Level -3 (same level as screens 1 & 2).

In case any of you missed it before, here's the blurb:
Threshold is a 3D animation presented using multi-planar projection showing three screens of concurrent action, aswell as relief projection on structures on either side of the stage showing ancillary imagery. It uses an analysis of comparative mythology as a conceptual framework for creating a narrative structure that draws from the store of archetypal images and motifs provided by myth, which are then realized using the fluid aesthetic possibilities of digital animation. The visual elements are accompanied by a score which uses the acoustic sounds of cello, guitar and percussion, and augments them with digital manipulation and textures to create a score that relates the organic principles of collective human experience and filters them through contemporary tools, creating a connection with the manner in which mythology itself is constantly evolving, retaining the essence of its semiotic codes whilst incorporating specific contemporary sociological and cultural cues.
More festival info here. Many thanks to Michael & Ania for lending me their projector and to Conor for helping me set up, couldn't have done it without ye lads :) Also, thanks a million to Derek and all the staff & volunteers involved with Darklight/Lighthouse, everyone was very lovely.

Below is the three screen version.


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