25 October - 3 November 2013
at Barbican Centre
London EC2Y 8DS
Platige Image: Studio Focus + Ola Watras Q&A
October 31, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Poland's Platige Image Film Studio is having a very major say in the shaping of 3D stereoscopic animation. In existence for a mere 15 years, Platige Image has produced a truly impressive collection of short films and commercials. One of its very first short films, The Cathedral, was nominated for an Academy Award and virtually every one of its shorts since then has gone on to win awards and near-universal acclaim. This programme will be introduced by very special guest Ola Watras from Platige Image who will take part in a Q and A after the screening. Her perspective on where digital animation is headed will be fascinating.
dir.Tomek Baginski, 2002, 6 min
An ethereal journey through a structure of infinite intrigue.
dir. Tomek Baginski, 2005, 6 min
The ingenious cruelty of a machine designed to capture an alternative version of the cinematic moving image.
dir. Grzegorz Jonkajtys, 2007, 8 min
A vast ship with a confused human cargo plots a course to challenge the inevitable.
The Great Escape
dir. Damian Nenow, 2006, 6 min
The REAL news behind the weather. A running battle between the elements and technology.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Intro
dir. Tomek Baginski & Maciej Jackiewicz, 2011, 4 min
A superb and chilling teaser for one of the most polished pieces of gaming animation so far created.
dir. Bartek Kik & Jakub Jablonski, 2008, 15 min
Easier to do than you might think, and just as exciting. An amazing blaze of images that draw from a vast imaginative reservoir.
dir. Tomek Baginski, 2013, 2 min
From the Platige Image games division comes this amazing Bladerunner-esque trailer - a female android faces off against armed police.
Another Day in the Life Trailer
dir. Damian Nenow, 2013, 3,40 min
Awe-inspiring trailer for the forthcoming feature film 'Another day in the Life' based on the memoirs of Polish war correspondent Ryszard Kapuściński and the civil war in Angola in 1975.
Paths of Hate
dir. Damian Nenow, 2010, 10 min 3D
A simply astounding testament to the madness of war.
Jan Matejko's Battle of Grunwald
dir. Tomek Baginski, 2010, 4 min 3D
A spellbinding digital rendition of Jan Matejko's massive mural.
Animated History of Poland
dir. Tomek Baginski, 2010, 8 min 3D
Two thousand years squeezed into eight minutes. A high-speed visual chronology of the creation of modern Poland.
City of Ruins
dir. Damian Nenow, 2010, 5 min 3D
A heart-wrenching digital recreation of a devastated Warsaw in the immediate aftermath of World War 2.
Platige Image Masterclass: Creativity & Technology - A Perfect Match
November 2, 2013 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm
at Barbican Centre
Platige Image's mantra is that creativity generates technology and technology feeds creativity. It is a wonderful vicious circle of inspiration and ideas and Platige Image has been embracing the craziest ideas and finding technologies to bring them to life since their evolution. The presentation will look at the creation of some of their most challenging projects like the Move Your Imagination campaign, the Witcher game series and the astonishing Cyberpunk 2077 (2013). There will also be a look at the historic reconstruction of a city in City of Ruins (2010) and the recreation of a painting in Jan Matejko's Battle of Grunwald 3D (2010). This masterclass with Ola Watras from Platige Image will be a fascinating and indispensable look at some of the processes involved in their multi-award winning productions.
For more information please visit http://www.liaf.org.uk