UniversalEverything/Vivid 2015

A global animation project by Universal Everything, collaborating with over 20 different animation studios worldwide to create a living mural on one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

A global animation project by Universal Everything, collaborating with over 20 different animation studios worldwide to create a living mural on one of the world’s most iconic buildings.
 
Embracing emerging technologies, Universal Everything’s process always starts from drawing. The hand drawn techniques seen in this film are akin to the early pioneers of animation Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Walt Disney.
Using these timeless techniques mean this film could have been existed in 1920, albeit with a 21st century twist - bringing our influences of global pop culture, modernist graphics and physics simulations into a playful exploration of this iconic building.
 
 
Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animation Director: Chris Perry
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke / Freefarm - freefarm.co.uk
Producer: Greg Povey
On-Site Producer: Mic Gruchy - grup.tv
 
Commissioned by Sydney Opera House for VIVID 2015
My creation "Calm" starts at 4:50 until 5:15
The main idea is the contrast between calm and quiet characters in the center and nimble creatures, lights and different effects around them. These fast and bright creatures organize in the streams flowing around, but the main characters don't pay their attention and seem sleeping. 
 
Animation sketches
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