MOTHERLAND is an experimental film depicting a propaganda world based on visual inspiration from the 1920s & 1930s but twisted with contemporary elements.
Whilst the world depicted gives the audience a look into a stylized past, it was built and realized using cutting edge 3d real-time technology.
It's theme of freeing oneself from tyranny was radically employed during pre- & post-production: Using a real-time 3d engine gave me more freedom and interactive feedback when building environments, lighting and planning camera moves while decreasing render and waiting times multifold.
The film is my final film at Filmakademie's Institute of Animation and Visual Effects. Besides doing the concept, On-Set VFX supervision and direction, I was also lead artist for 3d and compositing. The workflow to use CryENGINE as a set extension tool for matchmoved live-action shots was born as an experiment during pre-production.
Talks about MOTHERLAND's real-time previs using CryENGINE were held at Siggraph 2008, Los Angeles and at FITA 08, Angouleme, France.