Heebok Lee: Voice of Whale

 
  • ©2004, Heebok Lee

Artist(s):


Title:


    Voice of Whale

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2004

Medium:


    Experimental Animation

Size:


    Length 2:24

Category:



Artist Statement:


    Vox Balaenae (Voice of Whale) is music by the American experimental composer George Crumb. His notation method is unconventional;
    it’s very fluid and artistic. This piece is an abstract visualization of his music and carries his idea into animation. The music notes fly under­ water and come from a giant shell with a texture of notes.

    For this animation, I used After Effects and Cinema 40 for 20 com­ positing and 30 animation. I created basic 30 elements in C4D and impo ed them into AE with cameras and lighting.


Technical Information:


    PRODUCTION
    Modeling: hype r NURBS. Rendering technique used most: N.A. Average CPU time for rendering per frame: N.A. Total production time: 90 days. Production highlight: Cinema 40 integrates well with After Effects, most 30 elements were rendered in black and white to save rendering time and colored in After Effects.

    SOFTWARE
    Modeling: Maxon Cinema 40 8.1 Animation: Adobe After Effects 5.5. Rendering: Dynamics: Compositing: Adobe After Effects 5.5. Additiora software: Adobe Photoshop 7, Illustrator 10. OS: Mac OS 10.2.

    HARDWARE
    Apple Mac G4 dual 800 MHz CPU, 1.25 GB RAM.


Contributors:


    Dan Boyarski