Case 1: Complexity
‘Complexity’ (2014) by Lieven Casters, Alice Patsellis and Dani Velasco
Filmmaker: Lieven Casters.
Computer-generated graphics are employed to apply texture to the main character and to paint a desolate virtual environment. The alienated mood is enforced by the sparse use of movement and the minimalist graphical style, whereby hardly any narrative context is provided. Editing and motion design have been done according to mathematical principles (using a Fibbonacci sequence as starting point), gradually introducing new elements to the scenery at a faster rate.
Music composers: Alice Patsellis and Dani Velasco.
An abstract soundtrack is generated, relying on volatile sounds that have been generated or processed by a computer. The Fibonacci sequence has guided the construction of chords, melodies and rhythmical patterns. Harmonics have been extensively used and prominently mixed, to enhance the strangeness and discomfort of the mood.