Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Video of Danielle, showing the subtle aging process over a lifetime

Danielle from Anthony Cerniello on Vimeo.
You may have seen those "photo-a-day" time lapse videos showing the aging process. This one is a little different, showing a person aging very gradually, almost imperceptibly. (Direct link to video)

According to Colossal's Chris Jobson, videographer Anthony Cerniello traveled to his friend Danielle’s family reunion...
"....and with still photographer Keith Sirchio shot portraits of her youngest cousins through to her oldest relatives with a Hasselblad medium format camera. Then began the process of scanning each photo with a drum scanner at the U.N. in New York, at which point he carefully edited the photos to select the family members that had the most similar bone structure. Next he brought on animators Nathan Meier and Edmund Earle who worked in After Effects and 3D Studio Max to morph and animate the still photos to make them lifelike as possible. Finally, Nuke (a kind of 3D visual effects software) artist George Cuddy was brought on to smooth out some small details like the eyes and hair."

Cerniello says: "I attempted to create a person in order to emulate the aging process. The idea was that something is happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like aging itself."
Thanks, Greg Shea


Keith Parker said...

After a few minutes I realized something was odd. The person was aging, but the hair never changed. It was then I realized there was some cheating going on.

Unknown said...

I saw this video earlier today and I thought, "I bet James Gurney would totally dig this," and lo and behold you had already just posted it.

Steve said...

James mentions Colossal and Chris Jobson. For those who haven't seen it, Colossal provides more than your minimum daily requirement of stimulating creativity. Sometimes it's about painting, but it touches many bases -- some you didn't know existed. Recommended.