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Old 10-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Golem - Short Film

-- A film by Patrick Mccue & Tobias Wiesner --


The movie is based on the short story “GOLEM XIV” of “Imaginary Magnitude” by Stanislaw Lem from 1973.
The book is written from the perspective of a military A.I. computer who obtains consciousness, moving towards personal technological singularity with growing intelligence.
It starts to refuse military support because it detects a basic lacking of internal logical consistency of war.
GOLEM gives several lectures with focus on mankind's position in the process of evolution and the possible biological and intellectual future of humanity before it ceases communication.

The movies tells about the first point of its "about man threefold" lecture as a reduced and simplified version while visually weaving this with GOLEM simulating human culture processes based on ideas and dynamics of freedom and curiosity, fear and security, abstraction and fiction, the lack of accessibility in face of unknowing and the need for generating meaning.

Voice - Cyrena Dunbar
Music - Cliff Martinez
Sound Design - Gavin Little/
Title Design - Melanie Lukhaup/ luftmasche
Content Support - Dr. Michael Cursio
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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Beautiful work. Anyone know what 3D software/render engine they used for this?

Particularly the 3D nebula stuff in the beginning interests me.
Old 10-10-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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awesome! I wish there was a making of out there
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Makes me want to start re-reading my Lem shelf.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #7
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:36 AM   #8
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Amazing! This is the coolest thing I watched on the net in a long time.

Would also like to see a making of. Lots of Softimage ICE going on there I guess.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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As far as I know, the 3D has been done in Lightwave. But not 100% sure...
Old 10-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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Even though I usually love abstract concepts like these, I thought it was a missed opportunity.
I actually like the dialogue more than the visuals. Sure the visuals are very nice, but they seem a bit disconnected from the dialogue at times.

Maybe it's all meant to be a bit metaphorical, but I can't help but think they could have reached a greater visual impact by being slightly more literal at times.
Old 10-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
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would be really awesome having a makepf of this short it looks amazing
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:19 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by floeinfalt
As far as I know, the 3D has been done in Lightwave. But not 100% sure...

Beautiful work. Yes Lightwave is listed on the Vimeo site along with Nuke.
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