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    A free project we did to test out different creative and technical ideas. And to commit to the craziest of all ideas on the flip chart.
Update: Seed has been chosen as one of vimeos Top-Videos-Of-2015 category "Experimental"
Seed is a free project that we did to try out ideas and techniques. And to have an excuse for commiting to the craziest of all entries on the brainstorming flip chart. A big Thank You! goes out to Maxon for their tremendous support.
To document our process (but mainly to give everyone good laughs) we had a few guys running around with cameras during the production. And this sneaky MakingOf video is what came out of it. Guerilla style (except when staged) and full of insights.
More Behind-the-Scenes and also Outtakes which didn't make it to the film can be found here:
A big thumbs up to the crew who worked their fingers to the bone to pump out all the renderings.
Photoscanning of nearly all objects, Octane and Arnold rendering, Softimage ICE for a few shots, Houdini for a few others and heaps of Cinema4d for all of the rest gets the shells flying and glowing. Add a bit of WorldMachine for landscapes (and ZBrush and Modo for cleanup and retopo) and you've got our pipeline for this piece.
Direction & Technical Direction: Manuel Casasola Merkle
Direction:  Christian Tyroller
Creative Direction & Concept: Moritz Schwind, Ingo Walde
Composer / Sound Design: Michael Fakesch
Concept & Research: Elisabeth Schlichtner
Technical Direction: Marcel Dolschon, Matthias Zabiegly
Modeling / Sculpting: Jens Kindler, Lars Korb
Simulation: Michael Haupt, Fuat Yüksel
3d Artists: Leonhard Akinbiyi, Simon Fiedler,  Achim August Tietz
Compositing: Tobias Müller
Photogrammetry: Gotoxy AV Media - Sven Fiebiger, Frank Zwick
Additionally Photogrammetry: Ava Kalf
Actresses: Barbara Casasola Merkle, Denise Matthey, Victoria Voss
Makeup Artist: Eileen Richter
Catering: Anja Sobawa
Production Baby: Luzie Casasola Merkle