“The Approximate Present” a low poly animation by Filippo Baraccani
“The Approximate Present” is a short animation created by Filippo Baraccani a couple of months ago. This incredible low-poly animation is a graduation project at the University of the Arts Bremen (northwestern Germany) in 2014. The animated film is about the weather – inspired and informed by chaos theory and Lorenz attractors, romantic landscape paintings and the minimalist polygonal look of early computer simulations. From inception to completion, this took Filippo Baraccani about one and a half months of full-time work.
Design is stylized, minimal and solid, somewhat reminiscent of early flight simulators. At the same time, he strived to convey a certain sense of place and emotion, drawing inspiration from his own experiences of various weather phenomena. For modeling and animating, Filippo Baraccani used Cinema 4D, and After Effects for additional animation, editing, color grading and post-processing. A bit of Processing was also involved in the visualization of the Lorenz attractors – the butterfly-shaped lines.
Music: Origamibiro – Flicker (origamibiro.com)
Watching fullscreen is recommended!