A little late but figured I'd get this work up before the new year.
large: http://www.mohan-conceptual.com/jason_mohan_2009_Large.mov (74mb)
small: http://www.mohan-conceptual.com/jason_mohan_2009_Small.mov (36mb)
Software (Maya, Photoshop, NUKE, Houdini, HDRshop, After Effects, Mental Ray)
Smoke: The beauty in that picture is photographer Sylvia Vale (original photo (http://sylvery.redbubble.com/sets/95758/works/4000656-1-come-in-here-dear-boy-have-a-cigar)), I disected the image, added stylized fluid smoke and comp enhancments to present her in a darker aesthetic.
Frozen Flower: Inspired by Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain". Devastating film, I attempted to reinterpret another visual of beauty/love's power, never yielding.
This reel served its purpose, I'm employed.
C&C welcome & thanks for the help
Jason Mohan (Fess)