The Gaian Project is a digital media based community creatively generating works inspired by the natural environment surrounding our daily lives. This year’s promotional trailer gets a re-polished shine from its original creators Steffen Knoesgaard (who’s previous work has been featured on EK here) and Fredrik Ekholm. With aid and huge support from character designer Linus Lundin, production studio Svep.tv, sound designer Jochen Mader / Audionerve, and Gaian curator Marius Bauer.
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More official background info can be read as follows:
“THE GAIAN PROJECT celebrates nature. With its yearly digital album release including designs, music and articles it inspires to preserve our planet.
In 2010, Steffen Knoesgaard, Fredrik Ekholm and Simon Holmedal, created the first ever moving imagery for the community art project Gaia: The Gaia10 official trailer. Two years later the project has changed from coordinated yearly releases, into an ongoing collaboration as the community run website gaian.me
To mark the new direction of the community, curator Marius Bauer returned to Steffen and Fredrik and commissioned an updated trailer. Seeing this as an excellent opportunity to blow off some creative steam, they conceptualized an idea to recreate the trailer based on the original thoughts, but updated for 2012. During the process designer/animator Linus Lundin – a long time collaborator, joined the project as well as musician and sound designer Jochen Mader.”
You can watch the trailer, along with a few quick snapshots, down at the bottom of this site.