Although Motion Design often refers to a certain abstraction of shapes and movements, the visual scenario in a Motion Design sequence is strongly influenced by the geometry of real space. As the way we perceive visual information is defined by our physical environment. In Motion Design, perspective and motion is extracted from reality and translated into the abstract space. Motion Design plays with the dynamics of the real space in a world without gravity. Most of this projects started in the real space. -Tobias Gremmler
Tobias Gremmler Is a German designer, auteur, docent, and musician. He has participated in numerous theatrical and artistic productions. Based on his involvement in cultural projects, film productions, and new media events, he has gained an impressive level of specialized skills that have allowed him to successfully embark on the cross-media development of digital design solutions.
Kung Fu Motion Visualization
When working on this project, I was deeply inspired by the dynamics of motion and philosophy of Kung Fu.
Visualizing the invisible is always fascinating, and motion visualizations have been created even in pre-digital times with light, photography, costumes or paintings. I have described some of the methods that I applied in this work in my book “Grids for the Dynamic Images”, published 2003.
The work was commissioned for a Kung Fu exhibition in Hong Kong. Kung Fu Masters: Lee Shek Lin, Wong Yiu Kau.
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Using the C4D program, Gremmler has rendered a sequence of animations that illustrate the disciplined and defined movements of kung fu practice in the form of shapes, geometries, and abstract shapes. human figures are reduced to a minimum of a simple sequence of lines, lines, and points, which adopt postures and pose throughout the video. From minimal to multiform, the silhouettes are transformed into contours and configurations that express the complicated but controlled methods of kung fu.
Virtual Actors in Chinese Opera
Created for a Zuni theater production that fuses Chinese Opera with New Media, the virtual actors are inspired by shapes, colors and motions of traditional Chinese costumes and dance. The project explores how costumes and motions can virtually reshape a human body. Dance: GuoGuang Opera Company.