Aurum, Au, Atomic number 79, commonly named "Gold".
A mystical experimental sequence celebrating the mesmerizing highlights of gold. This 3D animation uses a very high camera focal length and a small focal ratio to create a dramatic macro-photography look with a very narrow depth of field. It creates a dialog between the hardness of gold and the softness of skin, between the permanence of metallic substances and the evanescence of the human body...
The statues were all hand sculpted and the shots were rendered with Cinema 4D's new real time hardware OpenGL render engine. Further post-processing includes bloom effects, glares and color grading.
Design, 3D Animation, Post production and Soundtrack: Eric Nicolas Smit
Production: Eric Nicolas Smit
Eric Nicolas Smit, 2017