“The Journey” is a short film that takes science fiction as an element to describe curiosity and its fulfillment. I wanted to explore the notion of extra-ordinariness.
“The Journey” is a collaboration of two friends, Sanat Charankar and Aditya Prabhu in the fourth year of Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. The project was guided by Sarath Kumar and Sandeep Ashwath. Its creation took two and half months from conception to production. It is also an expression of admiration for architecture and alchemy.
My role throughout the film was in the conception, design, modeling, shading and texturing, animation, lighting, rendering and sound. I used Houdini for all aspects and Arnold to render.
We would like to specially thank Bhavana Vipparthi for her assistance. We would also like to thank GeorD for the music piece.
We were inspired and recreated the Pushkarini stepwell in Hampi, India. We wanted to keep this experience grounded in existential reality instead of total fiction.