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Smoking Hot

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smokeThese are some very special special effects. Choreographed and performed by Harriet Waghorn and Troy Savic, the film was conceived of and directed by Rogerio Silva.

“Abaddon uses state of the art computer fluid simulation to generate the smoke effects that brings the CGI ghosts to life. Approximately 1400 hours of simulation time were required to process the bespoke effects, generating nearly 5 terabytes of data.”

Not sure I would like the dance so much without the special effects, but the combination is pretty powerful. I’d love to hear what you think!

And here’s the breakdown of the special effects. Although I have no idea what it means, it’s nearly as fascinating as the video itself.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Smoking Hot

  1. I think the smoke effect emphasizes the movement of the dancers, which is effective, but it also contributes an atmosphere of unease, some sort of wavering balance between the sinister and ethereal beauty. I think I liked the effects more than the dance I’m afraid but I’m no dance expert.

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  2. Ethereal for sure. It was almost like he was dancing with death. Maybe playing Russian Roulette. At the end end where she looks up before quickly touching his chest – that felt like the gun going off. Spooky but captivating.

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  3. I’d like to see the dance with different lighting and no special effects. The dance looked terrific to me and some of it was hidden by the smoke. The smoke was cool though and the whole piece fantastic. Interesting how many dance artists are incorporating computer effects into filmed versions of their work. Can you imagine how magnificent it will be when we can experience all of these effects in a live performance? Thanks for your beautiful blog!

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  4. Wicked video! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Like the old SCTV sketch would say, she done blowed up good!

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