Toni Polkowski 27. Mai 2011 Film

External Film Inspiration No. 52

“External Film Inspiration“ is a serial of short films, trailers, motion graphics and music clips by different artists from across the world introduced here at Cromoart. We would like to inspire you give ideas and suggestions. This time with films by Anthony Murphy, Robert Langnickel, Polynoid, Roman Ruetten, I-réel, weareflink and Quayola.

If you are interested in showing your films, please send us a link to the film and maybe it will be a part of the next “film inspiration”.

Proximity from Anthony Murphy on Vimeo.

V∆l∆nc∑ Ðr∆kës aka MusSck


Music video for Proximity, from Valance Drakes’ forthcoming 12″ double EP, out May 27th 2011 on Alkalinear Recordings.

Animation created with Blender and After Effects.

Mini Goodwood from Robert Langnickel on Vimeo.

This movie was created for the Shanghai Auto Show 2011 to present the new Mini Goodwood.

Client: BMW AG
Production: Storz&
Art Director: Stefan Stoeckle
3d Lead Artist | Editing: Robert Langnickel
3d Shading & Lighting Artist: Robert Luedke
Compositing & Particles: Sebastian Langnickel (

Loom from Polynoid on Vimeo.

Loom tells the story of a successful catch.

Year: 2010
Length: 5’20″
Directors: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay
Technical director: Fabian Pross
Production company: Filmakademie BW
Producer: Regina Welker
Sound: Joel Corelitz / waveplant
Artists:Felix Mertikat, Jin-Ho Jeon, Roman Kälin, Tom Weber, Christian Hertwig, Silke Finger, Jacob Frey, Leszek Plichta, Georg Schneider, Anja Wacker, Andreas ‘Felix’ Gebhardt, Falko Paeper, Sarah Eim
5.1 Mix: David Axelbaum / Airstream Audio

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HTC Sensation – Reveal (directors cut) from Roman Ruetten on Vimeo.

Introducing HTC Sensation, a multimedia superphone — featuring premium unibody aluminum design with true widescreen qHD display, rich high-fidelity audio, advanced entertainment capabilities with HTC Watch, full HD video recording, instant capture camera and an immersive HTC Sense experience that sets a new multimedia high for smartphones.

HTC Sensation is more than just a normal phone. And instead of showing the phone first and then what you can do we descide to go the opposite way with reverse story telling. We show first one of the key features like the great audio experience. We show how the HTC is influencing this world. Until we see an explosion of beautiness and a wonderful soundsculpture. Untill we see the ultimate sound sculpture the HTC sensation

The liquid itself symbolize the different multimedia faces of this phone. Its flexible enough to take every shape that you need according to your demands.


Studio: 1stAveMachine
Director: Roman Ruetten
Producer: Monique Robertson
Executive Producer: Michael Moroney
Designer: Roman Ruetten
Lead Compositor: Jeremiah Morehead
Compositor: John Michael Buban
3D Lead: Roman Ruetten, Marc E. Florestant
3D Artists: Shane O’hara, Thomas Maine, Alex Cooper
Realflow Artist: Taras Hrabowsky
Editor: Nathan Scholtens
Storyboard Artist: Chris Butzer
Composer & Sound Designer: Benjamin Bethurum

URWERK – UR110 movie from I-réel on Vimeo.

3 min. Concept, 3D modeling and rendering, postproduction and special effects of a product movie for the Swiss Watch Manufacture.

Lamborghini “Aventador” from weareflink on Vimeo.

Product: Trade Show Trailer
Client: Lamborghini
Agency: Phillipp und Keuntje
Production Company: weareflink
Director: weareflink
Creative Lead: Lasse Clausen
Executive Producer: Andreas Lampe
Producer: Catharina Foelling
CG Artists & Compositing: Lasse Clausen, Alex Heyer, Roman Rütten
Music & Sound Design: Boris Salchow

Partitura 001 from Quayola on Vimeo.

Realtime sound visualisation made with custom software “Partitura”
Sound by Telefon Tel Aviv

an ongoing collaboration between Abstract Birds and Quayola

Partitura is a custom software to generate realtime graphics aimed at visualising sound. The term “Partitura” (score) implies a connection with music, and this metaphor is the main focus of the project. Partitura aims to create a new system for translating sound into visual forms. Inspired by the studies of artists such as Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oscar Fischinger and Norman McLaren, the images generated by Partitura are based on a precise and coherent system of relationships between various types of geometries. The main characteristic of this system is its horizontal linear structure, like that of a musical score. It is along this linear environment that the different classes of abstract elements are created and evolve over time according to the sound. Partitura creates endless ever-evolving abstract landscapes that can respond to musical structures, audio analysis and manual gestural inputs. It is an instrument that visualises sound with both the freedom of spontaneous personal interpretation/improvisation and at the same time maintaining the automations and triggers of mathematical precision.

Partitura defines a coherent language of its own for the creation of new contemporary abstractions. It is within this system that Partitura creates worlds that expand from a single dot to multiple galaxies, from minimalism to complexity, from rigid to elastic, from solid to liquid, from angular to smoothness, from tentative to boldness, from calm to agitation, from slow to fast, from desaturated to saturation, from dark to lightness, from predictable to unpredictability. Literally ‘everything’ and its opposite… just like a musical flow.


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