Traditional computer animation is non-linear. The animator tweaks and adjusts everything by going back and forth between different states of the animation. Thus, he is in control of the outcome. Contrary, when simulating, the animator gives up control by outsourcing several tasks to the computer. The computer executes these tasks based on calculations and outputs a linear simulation result. The animator interacts with the computer and is in
control only to a certain degree.
Animating like this feels like real-life filmmaking: Like a real actor, the computer follows the action set by the animator and produces results that are unexpected, realistic, broken and personal. Accordingly, the focus shifts from outcome to process. The animator is left with the challenge to find the right balance between staying in control and leaving room for randomness.
Diakur is now making short films influenced by prominent internet stories and animated via the process of computer simulation.
2009 FLY ON THE WINDOW
2008 LOOKING OUT
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Nikita Diakur
Written by: Nikita Diakur
Produced by: Nikita Diakur
Cinematography: Nikita Diakur
Editing: Nikita Diakur
Production Design: Nikita Diakur
Costume Design: Nikita Diakur
Make-Up & Hair: Nikita Diakur
Original Score: Enrica Sciandrone, Cédric Dekowski, Felix Reifenberg
Sound Design: David Kamp, Nicolas Martigne
Animation: Phil Maron, Bastian J. Schiffer, Gerhard Funk, Nicolas Trotignon
Main Cast: Redbear Easterman
Nominations and Awards
- European Short Film 2017