The Third and the Seventh

If you like color, lines, texture, beautiful light, architecture, creative genius, artistic awareness and zen-like music,.. you Gotta see this clip from Alex Roman, called  “The Third and the Seventh”.  Watch first, and then read the rest of the post.  It’s a 10 minute video- watch it when it’s quiet around you and you can really enjoy the work:

What did you think?

And now for the whammy:  it is all computer generated!  That’s right, Roman created all those images on his computer- lighting, coloring, design, everything!  (well, except about a handful of images like the sky)  It’s all virtual.  He’s a genius.  He blows the mind.  How do people like him and me exist at the same time?  It’s like I’m the prehistoric “Lucy” and he’s a wizard.

He’s an optimist- no?  He sees the beauty in design and shape and space in everything that surrounds us.  He took a year “off” to make this remarkable piece of work, and now people all over the world are enjoying his visions.  Hard work always pays off.

I particularly loved the white room with the man (he reminds me of The Pianist for some reason) in the black vest and there’s this balloon-like floating cloth thing that billows open and light floods the place.

And your favorite?

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2 Responses to The Third and the Seventh

  1. Jaclyn says:

    I’ve always admired highly creative people- because I am not. Especially those who can pull so much out of seemingly mundane scenes and make them art. You’re right- he’s artistic genius.

  2. Todd says:

    I’ll take credit for getting this up on the Swan’s Neck … knowing of course that “the Swan” would do it poetic justice in describing what I consider to be, virtual world and all, one of the more poignant shorts I’ve ever seen.

    And my favorite scene (because I can conceive of just how painstaking it’s creation would be) is the shower of pages in the library – the consistency of the lighting is more real than reality …

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