The Third & The Seventh

Note: If you want to get the full effect of the above video, I’d recommend watching the HD version in fullscreen.

Created entirely with CG, Alex Roman’s short film is not just technically and aesthetically impressive. It’s also a wonderful and hauntingly beautiful example of CG’s greatest gift to filmmaking: the ability to create scenes and vistas that are not merely impossible to create in the real world, but are, in fact, more real than reality (i.e., hyperreal).

Or to put it another way, CG allows filmmakers like Roman to pull reality so tightly that when they play it, it sings — to borrow a phrase from Grady Hendrix’s review of Satoshi Kon’s Paprika.

Related: Roman has also uploaded a “making of” video that shows how several of The Third & The Seventh’s scenes were put together.

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