Elemental Trailer (2016)

Choreographie/ Storyboard/ Casting

Imagine. Fire, Water, Earth and Air. Four elements, driven by the energy and rhythm of nature, emerging into something new

ELEMENTAL combines the elements of dance with the modern art of VFX, climaxing in the fusion of all four elements.

The FMX trailers are traditionally created by students of the Institute of Animation, Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in their third year of study.
Production time of the trailer was 6 months.

Stills of the film:

The FMX 2017 trailer Elemental delivers the visuals for a multifaceted program – and it breathes the spirit of „Beyond the Screen“ as an exemplary blend of technological finesse and humanistic values alike. The trailer depicts four expressive dancers who transform into the elements of air, earth, fire and water, in order to further metamorphose into a completely unique, new form.
Adrian Meyer, the Director of Elemental and creative mind behind the original trailer idea – which is now further translated into print and online visuals by the team’s Concept Artist Julie Böhm, Producer Lena-Carolin Lohfink and Technical Lead David Bellenbaum – explains the back story:

The inspiration for the film  Elemental was the exercise in itself – to create something that is new and fascinating as a group of artists, together. The idea was to illustrate the collective process of creation as a dance in all its facets, focusing on attraction, but also on friction and polarization inside a team. Inspired by the four elements of nature, the different energies and forms of expressions of the dancers clash. And finally they emerge into something new and energetic.

Producer: Lena Lohfink,  scenic Producer: Annka Boberg, Veith Unger
Director: Adrian Meyer
VFX & Compositing Lead Artist: Denis Krez
VFX Artists: David Bellenbaum, Matthias Heim
Choreography, Storyboard, additional Compositing: Julie Boehm
DoP: Dominik Moos 
Editor: Tobias Wilhelmer
TD: Hesham Mahmoud
Dancers:  Momo SannoAnnika HakalaYamil Sun RayPingting Zang

Storyboard Sketches by Julie Boehm

Concepts for the performance of the LifeAction Shooting, ITFS Trailer ‚Elemental‘

Four dancers of different ethnics transforming into their element and fusing together to the 5th element –  significant for the international artists coming together on the ‚Conference of Animation & Visual Effects‘ – the FMX in Stuttgart every year.

Makingof Film

Making Of Life Action Shooting

Making Of Motion Capturing


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