2015 Closing Ceremony Countdown
Silent Partners Studio
For the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, Silent Partners commissioned us to do visual effects for the closing ceremonies countdown. Azerbaijan has an ancient history of traditional carpet weaving, that has consistently surpassed the transitioning country. The concept of the video, was to travel through the country from its very traditional urban regions, into its modern cosmopolitan cities, with the threads of carpet weaving uniting the country.
We simulated the threads using a particle system and tracked the footage in 3D space. All the threads unite into the final countdown that was inspired by Azerbaijani Artist Faig Ahmed. We essentialy used the aesthetics of this artpieces to create numbers and animate them in 3D.
You can see his work at: http://www.faigahmed.com/
2D/3D animation, compositing, 3D modelling, Lighting, Shading