Creative Designer, 2D Animation Producer Lead - Designer
WIP - Proxi Challenge
My name's Marco Reale and I have been a Creative Designer for 20 (Jees! It's a lot.) years now. I started as a simple graphic designer for printing and then I began to evolve in all the ways my creativity could drive me to. It's a paradox, if you consider the kind of challenge I decided to enter in, but my weakness has always been the 3D part. I spent a lot of time on 3D sfoftware as 3DS Max or Blender but I never had that strong pushing to do something more complex than a "shot here and another one there". Until now. So, I can't call myself a 3D artist but I felt very interested in this call to action and for this reason I am participating with a different (I hope) perspective, basing everything on the storytelling because I have background as filmmaker. I am trying to put the scenes to a new level where we have more than one story for each one. Hope you like it.
About the idea:
Every snowglobe is a different life in terms of people and/or choise that make that life changing. In this case I want to describe three very important nodes on my life timeline: 1. when I met my actual wife - 2. when we decide to leave our country - 3. when we were waiting for our beautiful daughter Margot.
I think a snowglobe is a little magic object that can turn on the imagination of children and adults, a poetic way to describe a scene, as if we are spectators watching trough the glass. Everything happens there, inside, untouchable, but here too where we can decide the angle of view, the distance, the watching time. It is not like a photo because it is alive with his snow falling but protected by a deep glass. I want to visualize those moments exactly like that: perfect poems repeating themselves for me and protected from everything, even the time. Little object filled up by my life and put on the shelf, waiting to be watched.
I imagine those as an almost perfect quotation by movies, songs or theatre representations.
A little curiosity: the scenes will be created as a top three style where we will have three snowglobes in the first memory, two in the second and one in the third one.
Mem. 1: It Takes Two to Tango
I tried to detail the sketch as much as possible but during the modelling I thought some little changes would help to make the scene more poetic and full.
Snowglobe one: One broken soul - I was lost after a series of unfortunate events, broken, a life in black & white folded on itself. Suddenly I decided to escape and just in that moment I have met her.
Snowglobe two: One frozen life - She was stuck in a life repeating in loop, frozen without even know about it. When we met she decided, knowing about the pain she would cause to herself and everyone was stuck around her, to break out from that loop and to follow the new flow.
Snowglobe three: It Takes Two to Tango - It is a song by Betty Carter and Ray Charles and even if it is not strictly related to Tango, it has a powerful meaning because you always need two people for dancing tango. We were two single lives and we decided (thanks also to the way we began into the tango's world) to be two together (one + one).
Little update: the first scene is almost complete and I decided to create a short temporary video, captured with Unity Recorder, for checking it in details. It is possible I would use this mood for the complete video with all the three memories. The soundtrack is a my old creation recorded with a midi software, sorry for that :)
Mem 02: From Rome with Love
My second memory talks about my moving to Ireland in 2014. It was a cold morning on the 6th of January and I have left Rome with both hope and sadness in my heart: I began my new adventure alone because it was easier and safer to find a new reality for one person and then, when everything was settled, to call my other half. It was hard indeed, for four months I felt completely alone, then something happened.