Director / computer graphics animator Tetsuka Niiyama accentuates the already beautiful mystery of ocean biology in his experimental short HINODE. Metallic textures and jewel-embedded features generate a literal statement about the Earth’s most valuable and natural treasures.

Official video details can be read as follows:

“This is a CG movie that depicts saltation and growth of life in the sea using jewelry as the motif for illustrating the theme “Jewels of Sea.” It creates mystifying and attractive scenery by the ores resembling creatures of sea and its transforming refraction and reflection of light that are affected by the organic moves.”

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HINODE, 2012

Tetsuka Niiyama