Semester 2 Project: ANIHCCAM
Team Anihccam, in partnership with Franco Sciannameo and Don Marinelli, re-imagined Fortunato Depero's classic Italian mechanical ballet, Anihccam del 3000. Bringing to life the noise and movement that defined Futurism, the team used modern animation techniques in combination with advanced motion capture technology to tell this enduring story.
The ballet is a dialogue between two locomotives that have transformed into humanoids. As they awaken they discover their own emerging emotions and the growing relationship between technology and humankind.
The team presented their final piece in Rovereto Italy in the Museum of Modern Art Rovereto (Museo Di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto), in the home of the artist himself, Casa Depero. The piece was well received and the audience had many questions about the process that it took to transform his paintings into a virtual world.
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MOCAP: Behind the scenes
April 11, 2012: Second Previsualization for our animated Short Anihccam Del 3000.
With the majority of our scenes laid out we wanted to test the timing, shots, and feel of our animated short therefore the Anihccam Team generated another previsualization a couple weeks ago. This video shows the structure and story of our piece. Some shots are still missing and the major dance sequence still needs camera animation, but it gave us a better understanding of how all the shots fit together. The team is working hard to get everything done before we leave for Italy on April 28th to present in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rovereto. Can’t wait to show all of you our final piece! Stay Tuned!
February 29, 2012: Dance Rehearsal for Motion Capture Sequence
Today I had the pleasure of joining Attack Theatre as they rehearsed their dance sequence for our animated short, Anihccam del 3000. We helped build replica costumes of the humanoid trains to make it easier for them to get a feel for the range of motion possible when they perform. The dance will be captured using the Vicon System at Carnegie Mellon University this Friday. This has been an amazing experience, which has only been enhanced by working alongside such talented people!