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July 23, 2009

Cidade da Musica

This is probably one the most extensive architectural animation I have seen to date in terms of length. It lasts for 10 minutes and presents to us the "Cidade da Musica", a good portion of the presentation is shot during the day and then followed a night animation which shows off the pleasant lighting effects. I love the part where the "Grande Sala" transforms into an opera! The animation then shows a bunch of amazing still renderings of some of the smaller areas of the structure along with actual site photos of the project being built. This building was given the full treatment. Great work to all the people who contributed to this.

July 14, 2009

A Classy Architectural Fly-Through

This is one of those rare presentations that adapt actual movie making techniques. It is like one of those many phrases Dwight Atkinson says from time to time, in reference to creating architectural renderings... "One Must Think Like A Photographer". In this case, "one must think like a movie director". The camera paths, angles and speed fit perfectly with the music. The execution of fading in and out of each animation is pleasant and adds a dramatic effect. I have to give kudos to the one who created 'the steaming water pouring on the tub scene' - excellent! My final critique to the whole presentation - amazingly realistic, and inviting! Thanks to YouTube's architecturelaw for sharing.

July 9, 2009

A Gloomy Cityscape

Considering this is a whole cityscape, it rendered out pretty sweet. The frames on some instances were knitted together in a 'fast paced' manner and then it would slow down some which I found quite interesting. I like how the part starting at 1:12 was composited...a top view looking over some of the buildings with cloud effects that suggest wind... oh, correct me if I'm wrong, but for a minute there I thought I saw a blimp! Great touch! I also love how the overall video has a gloomy feel to it with rays of sun light casting through the spaces between the buildings. Fantastic.

Animated Movie Trailers - must see!!!