January 2007

The prompt for this assignment was to create a title sequence for a film that will never exist. My personalized restrictions were to incorporate an infinite temporal structure; each moment of the film must indicate moments occurring outside that are not depicted but are understood by the audience; and the film must involve some sort of algorithmic process.

The effects were generated by a behavior simulation was written in the processing environment. It was partially based off of the Boids swarming algorithm and partially of a swarming algorithm designed by myself. The simulation was rear screen projected and filmed in real time. The particle orchestration was conducted by Jared Friend and the figure actor was Mike McCrea. The sound was also produced by Mike McCrea in SuperCollider. The titles were rendered directly from processing.

I have made the boids simulation available to interact with here.