Henry Waltz

This preview for an independent film called Henry Waltz, by Emil Goodman, is hard to decipher on a narrative level, but it unfolds in a Jasper Morello-like world of steampunk shadow puppets and wireframe cities on circular space frames, with underwater crystal submarines and fluttering machine-butterflies crossing monstrous landscapes. Humans in motorized glass domes chase one another through a maze of iron columns—which is where something like a plot must lie, though it's hard to tell exactly what it might be. Read more on the Henry Waltz website, including a link to this short making-of video.

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Blogger Greg said...

Hard to tell from the YouTube page, but that looks a lot like he's using the Kinect for motion capture. Interesting translation between body motion and architectural/vehicular motion. Wonder how else motion capture will be relevant to architectural fantasy and actual industry visualization practices.

July 12, 2011 2:14 PM  
Blogger sonicblastoise said...

looks excellent. the art and style remind me of a flash game called "little wheel".


very cool! looking forward to the full feature

July 12, 2011 2:49 PM  
Blogger Matthew Manos said...

Norman Klein would sure love this!

July 13, 2011 1:06 PM  
Blogger Leif said...

that could be the microfilm baby announcement for Cherie Priest and Sir Warren Ellis' love child

July 14, 2011 10:17 PM  

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