‘Matte painting’ con Mickaël Forrett

Mickaël Forrett

Mickaël Forrett es un joven diseñador digital con una amplia experiencia en técnicas de mate painting, las cuales permiten la creación de cualquier escenario o paisaje mediante la adecuada mezcla de imágenes fotográficas o ilustraciones a fin de lograr resultados fotorrealistas. Se viene utilizando tanto en el ámbito editorial como en el de la publicidad, el cine, los videojuegos o la arquitectura. Para ello hay que especializarse en una correcta selección y uso de fotografías y texturas así como en la ulterior aplicación de sombras, luces y color. En esta disciplina se combinan diferentes softwares de retoque fotográfico e infografía, así como de efectos especiales, ya bien estáticos o en movimiento.

Mickaël Forrett trabaja con los motores de render Mental Ray, así como con el V-Ray; también diseña terrenos con el World Machine y realiza retoques dinámicos con el Adobe After Effects, el Nuke (un programa de la firma AutoDesk de composición basado en nodos), el Mudbox (software de infografía en 3D también de la empresa AutoDesk), el Adobe Photoshop y el 3D Maya, una compleja aplicación de modelado y animación en tres dimensiones igualmente diseñada por AutoDesk. Hemos de afirmar que en este complejo área de la creación digital, a nuestro juicio Mickaël Forrett logra unos resultados espectaculares.

Mickaël reside en París habitualmente y su ducho dominio de las técnicas de lighting (iluminación), compositing (composición), texturing (aplicación de texturas), shading (sombreado), rendering (procesamiento del producto final), las que conciernen al propio matte painting (pintura y tratamiento de las capas) así como su personal visión del arte conceptual hacen de él uno de los creadores con más futuro en este oficio en nuestros días.

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La técnica del matte painting consiste en reunir varias imágenes o vídeos dentro de la una misma escena, mediante el uso de programas 2D, 3D y de postproducción, para ir luego solapándolas unas a otras a fin de disponer de diferentes capas que, al ser tratadas de manera independiente, coadyuvarán a lograr una mayor sensación de cercanía o lejanía, potenciando de tal modo la sensación de realismo y perspectiva; hablamos de herramientas como las que incorporan los softwares de Adobe, Illustrator, Photoshop o el mágico y divertidísimo After Effects; de este modo se logran resultados prácticamente imposibles de conseguir mediante el rodaje o la grabación de vídeo de escenas reales.

Desde hace ya unas décadas este procedimiento se viene utilizando de modo reiterado tanto en cine como en la realización de spots publicitarios o incluso en imágenes estáticas como las típicas de cartelería. Ya no se trataría de una técnica en particular sino más bien de la mezcla de muchas; tampoco se puede hablar de un solo proceso en concreto dado que se requiere dominar ciertos conceptos previos y entre ellos, la elección del punto de luz es uno de los principales elementos a definir.

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Mickaël Forret mate painting procedure 1

Proceso de inserción de máscaras (Mickaël Forrett’s mate painting demo)

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Mickaël Forrett mate painting procedure 2

Escena final (Mickaël Forrett’s mate painting demo)

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Para aspirar a lograr un resultado creíble resulta preciso alcanzar un balance de tono, saturación y brillo entre todos los elementos que se combinan; la imagen de fondo (el background) podría tratarse casi de modo estático mientras que el resto de capas precisarían… -además de un tratamiento de luz y sombras independiente- …la posibilidad de ir reubicándolas en el frame (fotograma) a medida que se va desplazando la cámara.

Como ejemplo de lo dicho anteriormente, la secuencia del teaser ‘Horizon’ que se inserta de seguido serviría para ilustrarnos al respecto; este corto render conforma la mejor muestra de las habilidades multidisciplinares de Forrett, al menos hasta la fecha de la redacción de este artículo:

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En la imagen anterior el citado background ha premanecido prácticamente estático; por lo tanto no sería preciso diseñar y ulteriormente ‘renderizar‘ (procesar y generar digitalmente) nada más que un solo fotograma del mismo, el cual tampoco necesitaría un tratamiento tridimensional sino que una imagen en dos dimensiones bastaría para cumplir su papel como paisaje de fondo; mientras tanto, el resto de elementos dispuestos en las distintas capas superpuestas ha ido cambiando en el transcurso del travelling (movimiento de la cámara); obviamente las naves que aparecen en el cielo se desplazan y la orientación de los terrenos y objetos más cercanos igualmente va mutando suavemente a lo largo del traslado del enfoque, en base a lo cual, se requeriría de un ‘renderizado’ dinámico secuencial -generado fotograma a fotograma- que obedeciera a la perspectiva que en cada instante de tiempo recoge el objetivo. Esto implica que el contraste, la luz y la proyección de sombras no va a alterarse en los objetos que se encuentran a mayor distancia tanto como en los que se sitúan en la cercanía. La suma de tales factores invitaría a optar por un proceso de construcción tridimensional de dichos cuerpos cercanos a la cámara.

Conviene recordar que todas las aplicaciones de diseño en 3D disponen, no ya de una sola sino de varias cámaras virtuales desde las que se trabaja la producción de la escena, así como la percepción final de la secuencia; una cámara a la que normalmente también hay que implementar un determinado movimiento, zoom o tránsito.

En definitiva, para lograr un comportamiento coherente del total de los elementos y parámetros en juego es preciso aplicar los debidos ajustes en las diferentes capas involucradas así como en los modos de superposición éstas; y estos son los requerimientos que permiten efectuarse desde herramientas como Photoshop o After Effects, ambos productos de la pionera marca Adobe; además de tratarse de aplicaciones líderes en esta disciplina prácticamente desde que se lanzaron al mercado a inicios de la década de los 90 del pasado siglo.

After Effects viene a ser como un Photoshop dedicado a la postproducción, edición, retoque y trucaje de imágenes animadas para cine y vídeo en general; su kernel (núcleo del sistema operativo) y algoritmos de funcionamiento de los plug-ins (filtros y aplicaciones aditivas) responden a la misma arquitectura de programación que los que operan bajo Photoshop.

En cualquier caso el trabajo de Forrett devino en un acertado proceso de imaginación conceptual, técnica y buen gusto que hubo de elongarse hasta cinco meses para llegar a transmutarse desde la fase de sketches preliminares... :

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'Horizon' breakdown - Sketch - Mickaël Forrett

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…hasta llegar a convertirse en…:

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Del digital painting al matte painting

Desde los films ‘King Kong’ hasta ‘Blade runner’, pasando por ‘2001: A space odissey’ o la saga ‘Star Wars’ diferentes modalidades de procedimientos de mate painting han venido siendo utilizados por los cineastas de unas y otras épocas. Especialistas de la talla de Dylan Cole, Dusso, Chris Stoski, Alp Altiner o Darin Hilton se lucieron en su día en esta faceta creativa trabajando para las factorías de ILM, Digital Domain, Cinesite, DreamWorks SKG, Pixar, con cada vez más asombrosos resultados. Y en el caso que nos ocupa y aún tratándose todavía de una joven promesa en la materia, la verdad es que los comentarios de algunos de los especialistas y forofos del gremio no nos resultan demasiado exagerados:

[ “I’ve always been amazed by the Matte painting work on Bladerunner. And off topic, the model work as well. Those men were brilliant, and before the aid of computing. Mickaël Forrett’s work on Horizon is stunning! ]

Igualmente en estas artes de composición de imágenes se hace uso de la técnica de la pintura digital (digital painting) combinada con las herramientas de subexposición y sobrexposición (double expossure) que incorporan las últimas versiones de Photoshop; de tal forma es posible combinar los grados de iluminación de cada sección de la escena así como el control del contraste de manera tanto global como local, permitiéndonos parametrizar la exposición final manualmente y a la medida de las necesidades del film-set (escenario, ya bien virtual o real).

En referencia a todo lo expuesto anteriormente, la importancia del buen uso de las máscaras (mattes) diseñadas para cada capa (layout) viene a ser particularmente vital a la hora de conseguir la coherente simbiosis de los distintos componentes en una sola y única percepción final.

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Mickaël Forrett - Matte painting technics for Horizon I

Proceso de mate painting para ‘Horizon’

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‘Horizon’ proceso de producción

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Escenas de ‘Horizon’

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Digital painting

A continuación una muestra del complejo y elogiable arte del digital painting de la mano del propio Forrett, realizado en este caso para el diseño de las escenas del cortometraje The end of Sparta; incluso para los buenos dibujantes o artistas pintores sobre lienzo, papel, que se aplicaran ya bien en el uso del lápiz, carboncillos, óleos, acuarelas o pinturas, el desenvolverse con mediana soltura con las herramientas que provee el ordenador comporta un mundo nuevo de desafíos aunque a la vez un universo aún más vasto de posibilidades:

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M.Forrett-Sparta-1s.jpg

The end of Sparta’, escena final.

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Speed painting

Nuevos ejemplos, a continuación, de diseño ‘pictórico’ digital abordado a cierta velocidad, de factura de la diestra mano de Forrett:

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Sunny morning - Final scene - (Mickaël Forrett)

Sunny morning – Final scene – (Mickaël Forrett)

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LightHouse - (M.Forrett)

LightHouse – Final scene – (Mickaël Forrett)

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Steamship - Final scene - Mickaël Forrett

Steamship – Final scene – Mickaël Forrett

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En fin; como alega uno de los comentaristas a pie del vídeo que sigue:

“This kills everything I know in Speedpainting”.

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Endless Space 2 – The Unfallen – Prologue

Para más datos, seguidamente enmarcamos un video que realizó para la empresa Supamonks Studio como promoción del video-juego Endless Space 2 (Amplitude Studio). Los caracteres y diseños de la nave espacial fueron acometidos por el equipo de Amplitude Studio; mientras que, obviamente, el paisaje del entorno y las imágenes de los backgrounds corrieron de la mano de Mickaël Forrett.

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3D modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering

Por si fuera poco todo lo hasta aquí expuesto, Mickaël también es músico y produce sus propias mezclas que pueden escucharse en algunos de sus clips así como en su cuenta personal en el seno de la plataforma SoundCloud; pero en lo que atañe estrictamente al apartado de imagen, su cada vez mayor implicación con las herramientas de diseño en 3D le avalan para producir proyectos cien por cien infográficos ciertamente notables.

En el caso que sigue, el modelado, la animación, la generación de partículas (particles generator), el sombreado, la iluminación y el render final fueron realizados desde el Autodesk 3D Maya; y lo cierto es que el resultado ofrece un aspecto impecable; desde nuestro particular entender, especialmente en lo que toca al capítulo de iluminación. Se hizo uso también del Autodesk Mudbox y el Photoshop para ultimar el acabado de texturas y la composición final se efectuó desde The Foundry Nuke y el Adobe After Effects.

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Mickaël Forrett demo reel

En definitiva pues,  tras haber descubierto hace poco las imágenes de Mickaël… -y habernos puesto en contacto con él a fin de solicitarle la licencia para redactar un artículo sobre su perfil y su obra- …nos congratulamos de que nos facilitara la tarea de compilar e incluir los enlaces correspondientes a fin de ser insertados en este post dedicado.

Y como colofón del presente memorándum nada mejor que añadir también su propio demo reel (carrete de demostración) -producido en 2016- para hacernos una idea global de su capacidad de ingenio conceptual, inventiva y desarrollo.

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Mickaël Forrett – Breve resumen de su carrera profesional

January 2015 – Current : One More Production – Paris – CG Artist / VFX Supervisor.

March 2015 – December 2015 : Fortiche Production – Paris – Compositing.

November 2014 – March 2015 : One More Production – Paris – CG artist / VFX Supervisor.

June 2012 – October 2014 : One More Production – Paris – CG artist.

July 2012 – May 2013 : Freelance – New York city.

April 2012 – June 2012 : Intern at The Mill New York – Matte painting and compositing.

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Enlaces a los sitios web de Mickaël Forrett

Mickaël Forrett en ArtStation

Mickaël Forrett en Vimeo

Mickaël Forrett en la prestigiosa web de Behance

Mickaël Forret en IMDBb

Mickaël Forrett en Linkedin

Mickaël Forrett en SoundCloud

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More… ‘Beauty’ – Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

‘Beauty’ – A short film by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Una vez de vuelta de este corto período de trabajo y meditación en las montañas, retornamos el contacto con las máquinas a fin de promover el encuentro con cualquier manifestación de belleza y/o noción metafísica que se precie ser mentada y divulgada a los cuatro puntos cardinales y más allá de todo límite de aquéllos. Y en lo que a belleza pura y dura se refiere pocos ejemplos van a ser dignos de ser celebrados como el caso del trabajo de este sensacional artista italiano que en su día fue capaz de dotar de movimiento a algunas de las obras pictóricas más memorables de todos los tiempos, en su afamado y premiado cortometraje ‘Beauty’ (Belleza).

De manera pues que, del propio canal YouTube ‘autourdeminuit‘ dedicado a la exposición de esta joya de la animación y el arte digital, pasamos a insertar el metraje integro de dicho título: ‘BEAUTY’, by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.

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[ Publicado el 25 may. 2016

«Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,
And burn the long-lived phoenix in her blood;»

(W. Shakespeare, Sonnet no. 19) ]

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‘Beauty’ – Credits

Beauty – A short video by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.

Art direction: Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.
Assistant director: Laila Sonsino.
2nd assistant director: Carlotta Balestrieri.
Editing, compositing, animation: Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.
Music & sound design: Enrico Ascoli.
Historiographer: Giuliano corti.

Time: 09’49”

Year: 2014

Thanks: Ma&Pa, Anna, Raffaella, Corrado, Vinicio Bordin, Paolo Ranieri, Karmachina, Alberto Modignani, Augusta Desire Grecchi, Paolo Bazzani, Thomas McEvoy

Distributor / Sales agent: Autour de Minuit.

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Art paintings:

In order of appearance:

Asher Brown Durand – The Catskill Valley‬.
Thomas Hill – Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.
Albert Bierstadt – Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Ivan Shishkin – Forest edge.
James Sant – Frau und Tochter‬.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – L’Innocence.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Song of the Angels.
Ivan Shishkin – Bach im Birkenwald.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Le Baiser.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Nature’s Fan- Girl with a Child.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Motherland.
Ivan Shishkin – Morning in a Pine Forest.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Nut Gatherers.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Two Sisters.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Not too Much to Carry.
Thomas Cole – The Course of Empire: Desolation.
Martinus Rørbye – Entrance to an Inn in the Praestegarden at Hillested.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Sewing.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Difficult Lesson.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Curtsey.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Little Girl with a Bouquet.
Claude Lorrain – Pastoral Landscape.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Cupidon.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Admiration.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – A Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Dawn.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – L’Amour et Psych.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Spring Breeze.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Invation.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Nymphs and Satyr.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Youth of Bacchus.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Birth of Venus.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – The Nymphaeum.
Gioacchino Pagliei – Le Naiadi.
Luis Ricardo Falero – Faust’s Dream.
Luis Ricardo Falero – Reclining Nude.
Jules Joseph Lefebvre – La Cigale.
John William Godward – Tarot of Delphi.
Jan van Huysum – Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn.
Adrien Henri Tanoux – Salammbo.
Guillaume Seignac – Reclining Nude.
Tiziano – Venere di Urbino.
Louis Jean François Lagrenée – Amor and Psyche.
Correggio – Giove e Io.
François Gérard – Psyché et l’Amour.
John William Godward – Contemplation.
John William Godward – Far Away Thought.
John William Godward – An Auburn Beauty.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Flora And Zephy.
Louis Jean François Lagrenée – Mars and Venus, Allegory of Peace.
Fritz Zuber-Bühle – A Reclining Beauty.
Paul Peel – The Rest.
Guillaume Seignac – L’Abandon.
Victor Karlovich Shtemberg – Nu à la peau de bete.
Pierre Auguste Cot – Portrait Of Young Woman.
Ivan Shishkin – Mast Tree Grove.
Ivan Shishkin – Rain in an oak forest.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Biblis.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Elegy.
Marcus Stone – Loves Daydream End.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Head Of A Young Girl.
Hugues Merle – Mary Magdalene in the Cave.
Andrea Vaccaro – Sant’Agata.
Jacques-Luois David – Accademia (o Patroclo).
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – San Giovanni Battista.
Roberto Ferri – In Nomine Deus.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Cristo alla colonna.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Incoronazione di spine.
Paul Delaroche – L’Exécution de lady Jane Grey en la tour de Londres, l’an 1554.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Decollazione di San Giovanni Battista.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Sacrificio di Isacco.
Guido Reni – Davide e Golia.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Giuditta e Oloferne.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Davide e Golia.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Salomè con la testa del Battista.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Davide con la testa di Golia.
Jakub Schikaneder – All Soul’s Day.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – San Gerolamo scrivente.
Guido Reni – San Gerolamo.
Pieter Claesz – Vanitas.
Gabriel von Max – The Ecstatic Virgin Anna Katharina Emmerich.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Gardner.
Jan Lievens – A young girl.
Johannes Vermeer – Portrait of a Young Girl.
Luis Ricardo Falero – Moonlit Beauties.
Joseph Rebell – Burrasca al chiaro di luna nel golfo di Napoli.
Luis Ricardo Falero – Witches going to their Sabbath.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – Dante And Virgil In Hell.
Théodore Géricault – Cheval arabe gris-blanc.
Peter Paul Rubens – Satiro.
Felice Boselli – Skinned Head of a Young Bull.
Gabriel Cornelius von Max – Monkeys as Judges of Art.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Medusa.
Luca Giordano – San Michele.
Théodore Géricault – Study of Feet and Hands.
Peter Paul Rubens – Saturn Devouring His Son.
Ilya Repin – Ivan il Terribile e suo figlio Ivan.
Franz von Stuck – Lucifero Moderno.
Gustave Doré – Enigma.
Arnold Böcklin – Die Toteninsel (III).
Sophie Gengembre Anderson – Elaine.
John Everett Millais – Ophelia.
Paul Delaroche – Jeune Martyre.
Herbert Draper – The Lament for Icarus.
Martin Johnson Heade – Twilight on the St. Johns River.
Gabriel Cornelius von Max – Der Anatom.
Enrique Simonet – Anatomía del corazón.
Thomas Eakins – Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic).
Rembrandt – Lezione di anatomia del dottor Tulp.
Peter Paul Rubens – Die Beweinung Christi.
Paul Hippolyte Delaroche – Die Frau des Künstlers Louise Vernet auf ihrem Totenbett.
William Adolphe Bouguereau – El primer duelo.
Elizabeth Jane Gardner Bouguereau – Too Imprudent.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau – The Prayer.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Amorino dormiente.
Augustin Théodule Ribot – St. Vincent (of Saragossa).
Caspar David Friedrich – Abtei im eichwald.

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The Enigma of Beauty

«Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,
And burn the long-lived phoenix in her blood;»

-(W. Shakespeare, Sonnet no. 19)-

Over Beauty, there has always hung the cloud of destiny and all-devouring time.

Beauty has been invoked, re-figured and described since antiquity as a fleeting moment of happiness and the inexhaustible fullness of life, doomed from the start to a redemptive yet tragic end.

In this interpretation by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, this beauty is brought back to the expressive force of gestures that he springs from the immobility of canvas, animating a sentiment lost to the fixedness masterpieces.

Its as though these images which the history of art has consigned to us as frozen movement can today come back to life thanks to the fire of digital invention.

A series of well selected images from the tradition of pictorial beauty are appropriated, (from the renaissance to the symbolism of the late 1800s, through Mannerism, Pastoralism, Romanticism and Neo-classicism) with the intention of retracing the sentiment beneath the veil of appearance.

An inspiration that returns to us the sense of one fallen, and the existential brevity that the author interprets as tragic dignity, with an unenchanted eye able to capture the profoundest sense of the image.

Beauty in this interpretation is the silent companion of Life , inexorably leading from the smile of the baby, through erotic ecstasies to the grimaces of pain that close a cycle destined to repeat ad infinitum.

They are, from the inception of a romantic sunrise in which big black birds fly to the final sunset beyond gothic ruins that complete the piece, a work of fleeting time.

Giuliano Corti – (English translation: Thomas McEvoy)

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Saturn-Devouring-His-Son (P.Paul-Rubens.)

Saturno devorando a su hijo – Peter Paul Rubens

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Rino Stefano Tagliafierro – Biography

Born in 1980.

Director, art director and video artist. Over the years he has had experience as art director, visual-artist, graphic designer, animator and 2Dcompositor to realize video-art, commercials, short films, fashion video, videomapping, videoprojections and videoinstallations for exhibitions, museums and special events.

He has realized videos for important brands, among them are Coke, Samsung, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Antonio Marras, Bvlgari, BMW, Lancia, Pirelli, MTV USA and Davines. In 2015 with the ADV “Untouched” for Coke won the Gold Award at the LIA AWARDS 2015 in London and the CLIO Award at NY-CLIO Festival. He also created music videos for major Italian and international artists as Four Tet, Stumbleine, Digitalism, M+A, ORAX, Anil Sebastian, About Wayne and Optogram. He has collaborated with several studios, professionals and in movies project such as “A Rose Reborn” by Park Chan-wook and “David Lynch – The Art Life” by Jon Nguyen.

In 2013 he cofounded the studio KARMACHINA, producing, among other works, the video installation for the opening ceremony of the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival 2014 and the art direction of the Tree of Life evening show at Expo 2015.

As an author he has taken part in several contemporary art exhibitions in Milan, New York, Paris, Sapporo, Moscow, Berlin, receiving international awards in many animation, shortfilm and experiamental festivals, including Short Film Corner Cannes, Festival d’Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand Short Festival, Rooftop Film New York City, Sapporo Short Fest e Milano Film Festival.

In 2014 he published the short film BEAUTY, obtaining great outcome and recognition wordlwide and gaining the approval of major national and international newspapers and specialized magazines, such as Le Monde, Le Parisien, Le Figaro, Wall Street International, Bild, The Guardian, France2, Wired, The Telegraph , Artribune, Daily Mail, Sky, La Stampa and La Repubblica.

In 2016 he published PEEP SHOW, a private journey in the world of eroticism in which art is the object of desire.

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Contacts

Director: Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.

E-mail –    mail@rinostefanotagliafierro.com

Web site –    http://www.rinostefanotagliafierro.com/

Vimeo –    vimeo.com/rinostefanotagliafierro

YouTube –    youtube.com/rinomad

News –    http://rinostefanotagliafierro.wordpress.com/

Tumblr –    http://rinostefanotagliafierro.tumblr.com/

Facebook –    facebook.com/rinostefanotagliafierro

Skype –    rinostefano

Project –    KARMACHINA

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Sound designer:

Enrico Ascoli.

E-mail –    info@enricoascoli.com

Web site –    http://enricoascoli.tumblr.com/

Vimeo –    vimeo.com/enricoascoli

Bandcamp`-    https://enricoascoli.bandcamp.com/

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Distributor – Sales agent:

Autour de Minuit

E-mail –    annabel@autourdeminuit.com

Web site –    http://blog.autourdeminuit.com/

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‘Jovencita defendiéndose de Eros’ de William Adolphe Bouguereau

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Press reviews

http://www.rinostefanotagliafierro.com/beauty_pressreviews.html

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Festivals

http://www.rinostefanotagliafierro.com/beauty_festivals.html

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Awards

http://www.rinostefanotagliafierro.com/beauty_awards.html

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awards

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News

All news about new works, preview, interview, awards, festivals, screening and pubblishing on:

rinostefanotagliafierro.wordpress.com/

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Entrevistas con Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Importada del canal YouTube ‘televisionet’ .

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[ Publicado el 22 ene. 2014

Abbiamo incontrato Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, regista e animatore di video sperimentali, che proprio in questi giorni spopola sul web con il suo lavoro più recente: ‘Beauty’, il video in cui 180 opere d’arte prendono vita e ci accompagnano in uno straordinario percorso multisensoriale. In ‘Beauty’ assistiamo ad una lievissima, ma sensazionale animazione di alcuni dipinti, che vanno dall’epoca del Rinascimento a quella del Simbolismo: un lavoro che in poco più di una settimana ha totalizzato oltre 1,5 milioni di visualizzazioni mettendo in luce l’originale talento di questo giovane videoartista. ]

Qui il video integrale di Beauty:

http://www.televisionet.tv/it/lifesty ]

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‘Brujas dirigiéndose al Sabbath’ de Luis Ricardo Falero

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‘Cristo en la columna’ de Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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‘David con la cabeza de Goliath’ de Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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‘El sacrificio de Isaac’ de Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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‘Judith decapitando a Holofernes’ de Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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‘Salomé con la cabeza de Juan Bautista’ de Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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Rino Stefano Tagliafierro official web site

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-(Header graphic Photoshop by Digital Imagine TV)-

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Surrealist reality. Kinga Britschgi.

 

About Kinga Britschgi, in her own words.

Kinga Britschgi is a Hungarian artist living in the United States. She is best known for her magical digital images that always have some dark surrealistic elements. She was born in Nagyatád, Hungary and moved to the U.S. in 1995. She has a degree in Fine Arts (graphic design), TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), and Elementary Education.

Her works were published in numerous professional publications and in 2013 Adobe chose her as one of the artists in their ‘New Creatives’ campaign.

She lives with her husband and son in Boise, Idaho.

– I earned a degree in Elementary Education, including Art Education and also in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. For a long time I had a very hard time deciding which direction I wanted to take. In Hungary, it seemed to be teaching English and some art, in the United States, it is mainly art with some teaching.

I try to make art a daily ritual or at least a daily engagement. Although I usually define myself as a collage-painter and block printer, I have mainly four areas of interest: collages (in a broad sense; as I am also attracted to assemblage, bricollage and such things), block printing, artist books and computer graphics.

I create my pieces from “found objects.” Mainly old ephemera, books, charms, photos, nature’s treasures, fabric and a lot of other sources. I also have innumerable rubber stamps. I am a “metallic” fan: gold, copper, silver, bronze.

Lately I have returned to some of my old college routines: oil paintings, some watercolor and pencil drawings. My favourite and always returning motif is the female nude in many, many forms.

As I also write (unfortunately much less lately than I used to) I often use my writings as a starting and/or inspiring point. I create either a ‘visual writing chunk’ (when the actual words, their physical appearance, have vital parts in the finished piece) or merely an illustration for the chosen sentences.

Recently, while I was drawing for one of my newer collages, I stopped and started to think: why do I not draw/paint a ‘whole-story’ picture? (You know: women are sitting in a sun-lit forest chatting; little cottage on a river bank or even a portrait; you know what I am talking about.) Why do I feel the urge of pasting bits and pieces to / at / below / above / through my seemingly unfinished drawings / paintings and finish them in this way, creating a collage? It is not because I could not paint or draw an ‘epic’ picture, I guess. It is because I do not think in a linear way, and because I always want to express much more than I ever could in any other ‘linear‘ form. I am not saying other directions are wrong; what I mean is, that for the ultimate and only way of my self-expression is the collage form with its unbelievable freedom.

I am a very slow artist; in this context it means that although collage seems to be a very improvisational form, for me it is a very, very serious, bittersweet battle: when I finish my piece I can tell you exactly why I have chosen a certain piece of paper or why I attached that label or why I positioned that rusty piece of metal just there. What I mean is, yes, even if I hate this term, my pieces do have some message; on the other hand I am the last person who expects anyone to ‘go for’ this message. But it is extremely important for me to create purposefully; to know what I do and why exactly I do that in that certain piece. I do believe that in this way I create something that is worth looking at, ‘deeper‘ than a decoupage (“a surface decoration“). And I do believe that even if my ‘message’ cannot be discovered sometimes, the piece can put up with time for a long while and please people as it is being born out of a painful but extremely joyful creative process.

I do not like the term, “fast and easy to make.” I think it is always very hard to make something meaningful and in a lot of cases it is a long and frustrating process. But this is exactly what is most beautiful about being an artist.

In the future, I am planning to go back to school and study printing and book arts.

Per più informazioni leggi qui:

http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2016/06/Kinga-Britschgi.html

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More about ‘Kingabrit’

I am a Hungarian artist having been living in the U.S. since 1995. Although my art degree is graphic design I work in both traditional and digital media. Apart from magazine covers and cd covers my works appeared in several professional magazines. I like to create magical worlds in my pictures and my specialty is creating surrealist photo manipulations / photo collages with a touch of fantasy; I call them ‘surrealist reality’. I sometimes design digital collage elements that my clients can mix-and-match to make their own art pieces.

Corporate & personal print designs (posters, flyers, invitations, brochures), book- and cd-covers, packaging, digital illustrations, and digital fine art. Ten plus years of experience in the creative field.

If you are interested in hiring me for a graphic design job visit my website ( kingabrit.wix.com/kinga “Contact” tab) or simply send me a note here. Please allow me a few days to respond.

I am a professional graphic designer and digital artist working in both traditional and digital media. My specialities are print designs, illustrations, and surreal digital fine art. I love creating corporate and personal flyers, brochures, cards, direct mail pieces (mailers), signage, magazine ads, and banners. I am also designing eye-catching book- and cd-covers.

I do have a very specific and unique way of seeing the world around me, so my designs, although always very professional and effective, stand out of the mainstream designs helping my clients a great deal to achieve their business goal. My clients include Adobe, Sydney Theatre School (Australia), The College of Idaho, Olibet (Belgium), and numerous small businesses and individuals.

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Links to Kinga’s demos:
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Kinga Britschgi shop:

Open Edition, Digitally Signed and Signed Prints

Thank you for your interest in my digital fine art prints! You can order your Open Edition Prints of my images here:

Kinga Britschgi Prints

There are many options and sizes, greeting cards, and a lot of gift items (mugs, coasters, etc) – check them out!

If you would like to have a signed print (either digitally signed or with an original signature, please let me know through my Contact Page and I will get back to you very shortly.

Kinga Britschgi on Behance

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Representation:

Sullivan Moore
http://www.sullivanmoore.com
rep email: kate@sullivanmoore.com
phone: 631-235-5245

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Pranava – Deep Chant and Yantra Meditation

Pranava – Deep chant and yantra meditation – Natural Aum / Om

Del canal YouTube ‘AwakenTheWorldFilm‘ un vídeo con cantos para la meditación Pranava.

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[ Publicado el 2 ene. 2013

The recording can be purchased at http://www.spiritlegend.com.

A high definition (1080P) MP4 version of Pranava can be purchased for download at:

http://www.innerworldsmovie.com/index…

Pranava is the original vibration of the universe that is dancing your life into being. If you feel a resonance calling you back to your inner nature, to the Source of creation, then you have the seed of dharma or wisdom. To re-establish the balance between the inner and outer worlds is what the Buddha called the middle way, and what Aristotle called the Golden Mean, what Lao Tsu called the silent balance between Yin and Yang.

The animation and deep voice chanting was done by Daniel Schmidt and female voice by Eva Dametto. Also check out the documentary “Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds” at http://www.innerworldsmovie.com.

For those asking how yantra and mantra meditation works… A yantra or mantra is a tool or mechanism for awakening inner energy and consciousness simultaneously. The mantra is simply the audible form of the visual yantra- the two are not separate; it is only our senses that filter the vibratory world. Simply be fully present and conscious, while at the same time removing all resistance to the phenomena you experience (gross and subtle sensations, visuals, sounds, thoughts, emotions, etc.). Do not try to DO anything, think anything or make anything happen, but observe reality as it actually is with a still and unmoving mind. This combination of presence and surrender to what IS, is the essence of meditation.

Pranava was created as part of the film Inner Worlds Outer Worlds. Frequently asked questions about the film and Pranava:

1) Where can I get a particular song or the soundtrack?

A: Much of the music is available for purchase at http://www.spiritlegend.com on various CD’s. We will be coming out with a special Inner Worlds compilation in the Summer of 2013. The track “Om Shreen Hreem” is found under “Yoga” in a CD called “Universal Mother”.

2) Can I download the film and upload it to my own Youtube Channel?

A: We whole-heartedly encourage everyone to share the existing Youtube links with their friends, embed on their website, or to create screenings for their community. I’m afraid we cannot allow you to re-upload the film to your own channel for the following reasons:

a) The content itself is copyrighted and is owned by REM Publishing Ltd. Some of the video clips in the film are licensed under certain agreements and cannot be distributed or controlled by third parties.

b) Several individuals have already tried to re-upload the film and to monetize their channel and/or make a profit from selling the film without our permission, or simply to try to build subscribers for their own channel. We don’t always know what people’s true motivation is (and sometimes neither do they).

c) Our channel contains closed captions in many languages and we don’t want versions of the film floating around without these professional translations.

d) When users subscribe to the AwakenTheWorldFilm channel we can provide people future films as we release them. This is just the first of many films and our second is already in the works.

e) Our channel also provides links to our website and Facebook page and the opportunity for people to donate to the Awaken the World initiative. Money/ support is needed to make these films, and while we make them available for free, we really appreciate when people donate, offer translation skills or other support.

If you add the existing Youtube links to a playlist you can still share the film with your friends and viewers and still have it as part of your channel, just do not upload your own version. We greatly appreciate people who feel so strongly about the content that they want to share and spread the film, and hope that you will continue to do so.

3) Where can I find a screening/ workshop/ meditation retreat etc.

A: Current information is available on the Inner Worlds Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/innerworldsmovie. ]

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Samadhi – Film Trailer

Samadhi – Film Trailer [9 minute excerpt from film]

[ Publicado el 15 ago. 2015

The film Samadhi will be most likely be released 2016. We are following our inner guidance with respect to the timing of the release. In the spirit of the ancient teachings “Samadhi” will be released for free for the benefit of all beings. Please subscribe to this Youtube channel, the AwakenTheWorldFilm channel to receive notification when it is released, and join our mailing list at http://www.innerworldsmovie.com. If you have not watched the award winning documentary series “Inner Worlds Outer Worlds” it can be watched for free at the above link.

Please contact us if you can help to translate the film to another language.

The Awaken the World Initiative aims to bring the ancient teachings back to planet earth. We rely on donations to make this happen. Please support us at:

http://www.innerworldsmovie.com. ]

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Samadhi film update

[ 19 diciembre 2016, 15:19 ]

There have been many inquiries about the film lately as we are nearing the end of 2016 and I just want to provide you all with an update. It has been a continuous exercise in “letting go” as I have had to drop my own expectations and mentally imposed deadlines. That being said it has been a busy, productive year and things are really coming together.

I am starting to see a final finished film getting ready to be born into the world within a few months. This is necessarily coinciding with the evolution of my own meditation practice and ever-deepening experience of Samadhi.

I feel that it is no accident that this ancient teaching is coming back into the world at a time of much turmoil, and the potential for mass awakening has never been more potent on planet Earth. All attention and dedication is being given to this birthing process, so rest assured that it will arrive when the greater poetry of the universe deems fit.

Thank you for your patience and I will provide further updates in the new year.

“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”

St. John of the Cross.

~Daniel-

Imported from Facebook ‘Inner worlds, outer worlds’ page.

Inner worlds, outer worlds, Facebook page

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