Hybrid VR techniques of The Orchid and the Bee
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CAF - Panel and Production Talks
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DescriptionInterdisciplinary artist Frances Adair Mckenzie brings her unusual sense of play to the realm of virtual reality by combining the tactile materiality of old-school stop-motion animation with cutting-edge technology in her most recent NFB project, The Orchid and the Bee, which speaks to the interconnectedness of all living things. Adair lives and works in Montreal. In this conversation about the process, she and her lead CG collaborator Fred Casia reveal pitfalls and eureka moments of integrating stereoscopic stop-motion in a spherical space in Nuke. The result is a full 360 immersion into a reimagined chain of genetic love affairs unfolding seamlessly in a rotating 8K HDR spiral. Presented by The National Film Board of Canada.
Artist & Animator
Graphic designer, animator, director, producer, illustrator and visual artist