Do robots dream about electric love? In the perfectly designed world of machines, everyone follows the rules determined by the central unit. Nevertheless, two appliances that start to communicate with each other, break out from the rhythm. Their relationship will have tragic results for the entire system. This animated science-fiction film made in computer aesthetics may be both an allegory of totalitarian systems and a reference to the modern world of standardisation, automation and robotization.
OFFICIAL TRAILER (50 s):
CYBORGY was my graduation film. It was my the most challenging project and real painstaking task. Due to low budget and unusual mix of techniques I was the only animator. It took me 14 months. Animation techniques used: puppet stop-motion, object, 2D, real-life, clay + digital editing and postproduction (AE, Ps, Premiere).
MAKING OF VIDEO (animation and sound process, 1 min 24 s):
Making stop-motion animation was only a half of work. I used After Effects to master my animation, build whole world and to create a sense of space. After Effects project consisted of approx. 16 000 layers divided into 89 compositions.
...AND FINALLY (animation sample, 10 s):
WORKING WITH SOUND
"CYBORGY" got really special sound. It was made by Piotr Madej, great Polish sound designer. It was first time, when writing a script I started with sound-concept that was supposed to grasp narrative and vibe of the "CYBORGY". Our greatest music inspirations were: "Ursonate" by Kurt Schwitters (1932), "Rubber Johnny" by Chris Cunningham & Aphex Twin (2005) and "Moonchild" by Mike Patton (2006).
BONUS: ringtones and sms sounds
I just started submitting "CYBORGY" to the International Film Festivals. Due to requirements I can't post my full film online (It will be available in 2019). But I can share with You 20% excerpt.
AND IN THE END:
"CYBORGY" (Final animation & sound, 1 min 59 s excerpt)
...is a story about a civilization of the robots. Their world is perfectly organised and logical... But suddenly something unexpected happens - a feeling arises. It is a bug, result of error, the beginning
of the end. Culmination leads to a grotesque struggle between computer logic and emotions.
Director & Animator: Adam Żądło
Music & Sound: Piotr Madej
Time: 8 min 01 s
Producer: Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts
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