From filmmaker to 3D artist

Thirty years as a filmmaker has influenced my approach to 3D.

I discovered the 3D program Blender in 2014. While learning Blender I also found a global and generous community that helps me out when I am stuck.

The six videos below are the results of my experimentations so far.

Welcome!

The Carth

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)


William Turner (1775-1851) blends light and color in his paintings in an extraordinary way. I am particularly fascinated by one of his paintings at the National Gallery in London: "Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway".

Music: Blue Danube by Richard Strauss

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Europa 2016

In 1536, Michelangelo was over sixty years old when he started to paint the Last Judgment in Rome. It took him 6 years to complete.

The famous fresco has been recreated in a 3D environment where the camera sweeps around the numerous characters. The atmosphere is as tense as on a sinking ship following the figures who grasp and climb over each other in desperation. Struggling to reach safety at the top where there is only space for the few.

Etchings in the background by Giovanni Battista Piranesi 1720-1778

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The enigma of La Ciotat

My wife painting at home and later in a landscape inspired by Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978).

The black and white silent film was filmed by the brothers Lumière in France 1895: “L’arrivée d’un train en gare de la Ciotat”, is considered one of the first film ever made.

Music: Valse no.1 from Valses oubliées, S.215 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Performed by Vadim Chaimovich.

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Paintings

The veil, so loaded with meanings these days!
I prefer to search the mysteries it veils.

First painting: unknown artist.
Engraving by Gustav Doré (1832-1883): The Confusion of Tongues.
Second painting by Antonello da Messina
(1430-1479): The Virgin Annunciate.

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Fireplace

First painting: unknown artist.
Engraving by Gustav Doré (1832-1883): The Confusion of Tongues.
Second painting by Antonello da Messina (1430-1479): The Virgin Annunciate

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Carousel

My first experiment with 3D.
A tribute to my grandfather and two early filmmakers Georges Méliès and Robert W. Paul.

Voyage Impossible by Georges Méliès
The Motorist by Robert W. Paul 

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