The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis.
Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains.
Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.
Direction, Animation, Scultping, Camera, Architecture: Maciek Janicki
Paper City from Maciek Janicki on Vimeo.
It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world – and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything about the Information Age we live in.
How did we make such a mind bending transition into the digital world? And how does it work? It turns out it’s all based on a concept that is surprisingly beautiful in its simplicity. This short video essay explores what that idea is and tells you about the man who figured it all out.
Computers are everywhere and control almost every aspect of our lives. In the next 6 minutes you’ll find out how they really work.
The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels from Delve on Vimeo.
I do a lot of P&G visuals.
That in mind, somehow I just know something like this will make it’s way into a Charmin piece one of these days.
Edet Soft ‘Edet Paper World’ making-of from GLASSWORKS VFX on Vimeo.