Helios

Post pobrano z: Helios
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Juan Behrens graduation and final project for the Digital Design Program at Vancouver Film School
is packed with solid animation and beautiful imagery. In addition to
this stop by his website and enjoy his colourful illustration artwork. Check it out!

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“Galileo was not the first person to invent the telescope but was the first to turn one toward the night sky“

During the 17th century, the Roman Catholic church believed that the
earth was the center of the universe and people who tried to prove them
wrong were in danger of being accused of heresy. Helios is the story of
how an idea found his innovator, triggering a series of consequences in
time. The date is 1609, Italy, late night at Galileo Galilei’s workplace
watching the sky, studying celestial bodies focusing on the moon. He
prepares to see this unexplored world with his customized telescope
while some of his sketches and notes rest on the floor. After a gentle
approach to the telescope, he sees the moon through it, a celestial body
full of enigmas and intriguing for any human eye. After a moment, a
bright light invades his scene but he does not notice it. This light
resembles the silhouette of the invention, this enigmatic form splits
into three muses.

These three muses approach Galileo and start touching his back, rest
next to him and point to the sky. Galileo start watching the moon
different, he start spotting data out from the moon he did not see
before, now he seems to understand how the moon works and why. He draws
what he sees, prepares himself to present this to the cardinal
Bellarmine at the church proving that the earth is not the center of the
universe but orbits around the sun just like the moon around the earth.

Galileo’s discovery fundamentally alters the way humans perceive
themselves in the cosmos. Visually, the scene transition to schematic
graphs that represent each belief, they merge and present a montage of
the inventions that resulted from this epiphany.

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