Umesh Shukla: Still I Rise

 
  • ©2002, Umesh Shukla

Artist(s):


Title:


    Still I Rise

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2002

Medium:


    Animation

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Artist Statement:


    Inspired by the coincidental suicides in 1890 of Elephant Man Joseph Merrick and the Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, Still I Rise fuses two events by presenting a fantasy visualization of Merrick’s last dream in an animated Impressionist style.

    The entire production was animated and rendered on Windows 2000 workstations. The final renders were recorded on 35mm film.


Technical Information:


    The following software was used for the production: Maya, Poser, Houdini, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Sound Forge


Affiliation Where Artwork Was Created:


    Atreo Films

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Other Information:


    Design, animation, and direction
    Umesh Shukla

    Producer
    Anna Shukla

    Music
    “Pavane” by Gabriel Faure
    Courtesy of VoxMusic Group, A Division of SPJ Music Inc.

    Joseph Merrick’s photograph
    Courtesy of Royal London Hospital Archives

    Digital to film transfer
    Filmout Express

    Title design
    Hans Bacher

    Mask model
    Chris Cowen

    Special thanks to
    Todd Landor, Gilbert Yablom, Jonathan Evans

    Acknowledgements
    Sergi Sagas, M.J Turner,  Jon Armstrong, Ramiro Gomez, Corey Smith, Joe Kwong, Steve Hwan, Kim Phillips, Craig Hoffman, Steve B. Todd, Ammon Mirali, Shuklalshana Shukla