///Concept/ 3D/ Animation: Ines Leite
///Music: OMEGA by Gesaffelstein
CHANEL N°5 Red Limited Edition
With an unprecedented use of aldehydes, which add layers of complexity, N°5 was the world’s first abstract fragrance. A floral bouquet composed around May Rose and Jasmine features bright citrus top notes. Aldehydes create a unique presence while the smooth touch of Bourbon Vanilla leaves an incredibly sensual trail. Mademoiselle sought "a woman's perfume with a woman's scent."
By the time is was created by perfumer Ernest Beaux, female fragrances fell into two categories. Single flower fragrances were used by "respectable women", sexually provocative perfumes with intense notes as of musk were associated with prostitutes or courtesans. For the first time, with the release of N°5 in 1921, Coco Chanel defies the convention of perfumes. A new scent that celebrates the liberated spirit of the 1920s and would appeal to the flapper, the modern woman of this era.
Pure. Austere. As bare as a vial. The minimalist lines of N°5 design are an antidote to the bottles of its time that distinguishes it from the mannered bottles of the 20's. As Mademoiselle said, "the perfection of the product forbids dressing it in the customary artifices. Why rely on the art of the glassmaker..." Mademoiselle presents a simple bottle adorned only by precious teardrops of perfume of incomparable quality, complex, unique in composition, revealing the artistic personality of their creator.
Throughout the years, the original bottle adapts imperceptibly to its time. It becomes an icon to the XX century, resists the whims of fashion and the passage of time, and is till today the most best selling and successful perfume of all time.
After Coco (1984) and Coco Mademoiselle (2001), both inspired in Coco Chanel herself, the perfumer Jaques Polge wanted to continue exploring an entire aesthetic range, envisioning the night of the "Orient that starts and ends in Venice" inspired by Mademoiselle's apartment. Together with Christopher Sheldrake, they create an intimate, seductive and contemporary expression of a nocturnal Baroque. A magnetic sensuality told in a modern, luminous Oriental fragrance for women.
"As a prelude, a vibrant, sophisticated burst dominated by Grapefruit sparks the curiosity. A generous heart gradually reveals the sensuality of May Rose and the remarkable note of Geranium Rose Leaf. This luminous floral facet creates a striking presence, while Venezuelan Tonka Bean and Indonesian Patchouli notes add warmth."
Pure. Austere. Dark as the night. Coco Noir follows the minimalist lines of Coco, Coco Mademoiselle, N°19 and N°19 Poudré designs, created originality in 1921 for N°5. This time in a opaque black glass bottle contrasting with gold Baroque elements.
Visuals for Falco Benz live performances at Amsterdam Dance Event '15 and beyond. Project developed with Max Italiaander aka Maxmana.
Falco wanted to merge the analogue feeling of his music with a Bauhaus inspired aesthetic. Two screens where placed on stage to project the visuals (see photo on the side during his performance at Sugarfactory). Long For The Light animation was my part in this project.
Art Direction/ Concept/ 3D/ 2D Animation/ Video Editing for Long For The Light.
Plant vs Animal reflects on basic biologic components between plant cells and animal cells. Placing them on a battle field where both, win with their differences, and are brought together in their similarities.
The CELL, from Latin cella, meaning "small room", is the smallest unit of life. The basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms. "The building blocks of life".
Plant Cells and Animal Cells belong to the domain Eukarya (from Greek, Eu, "well" or "true", karyon, "nut" or "kernel". Eukarya domain is distinct from Prokarya domain (from Greek Pro "before" kernel) for having “compartments”, membrane-bound organelles where specific activities take place, and most important, they have a cell nucleus, where the DNA is stored.
Plant Cells and Animal Cells both have membrane, nucleus and other organelles. Yet, Plant Cells can be distinguished by Animal Cells for having cell walls (giving it a block shape), chloroplasts (where photosynthesis takes place) and a big vacuole. Animal Cells have a blob-shape (due to absence of a cell wall), a bigger nucleus, smaller vacuoles or none, and centrioles.
So different from one another, yet so close to each other.
Azulejo is an animated collection that merges the fourth dimension with traditional art, inspired by Portuguese tiles and blue skies.
It featured at For Film Sake festival 2017, Sydney (AU).
Experimental and provocative gifs. Soon in theaters. For more work in progress, please visit this link.
In Portuguese, NU means "naked". In Swedish and Dutch it means "now". NU is a collaboration between visual artists Inês Leite and Ágata Alencoão that reflects about the female image and feminism.
KPN Grow, a Make 'em Say project that I worked on together with Max Van Gorkum while part of the team.
Art Director/ Lead Animator/ Post-Production: Max van Gorkum
My roles: concept research, animation, 3D modelling and texturing
A Onesize and James White (aka Signalnoise) project for OFFF '15 Barcelona Main Titles.
Credits: Gif Animations/ Production Assistant/ Styling for the TVC.
Illustrations: James White.
KINESTHESIA started as a Hyper Island student project. It is an interactive audio-visual experiment developed for the exhibition Fluorescent Space Vibration in Stockholm, October 2014.
The Brief: Create a 30 sec teaser for the exhibition, no more, no less. It should start and end with a circle. Think about sound.
KINESTHESIA refers to the perception of movements of one's body, it's relationship to it's limbs, muscles and also the space and objects around it.
We wanted to explore that sense of bodily movement and connect it to the senses of seeing and hearing, creating an experience where you not only can hear music but also feel it, almost touch it.
How does it work?
Kinesthesia uses the Microsoft Kinect to track the users movements, translating the position of hands and arms into data for Ableton Live.
Each possible movement is mapped to a certain button, slider or knob in an array of effects making the slightest movement instantaneously recognizable and creating a sense of real control of the senses.
Motion Graphics: Ines Leite
Music: Creeper, The Acid (all rights reserved)
My colleagues: Alessandro Nobile, Niki Nilsson, August Håkansson and Jet Hilferink.
While taking an internship at FGreat Studio, Conrado asked me to pitch three possible projects. The brief was simple, "make something whooww". The winning idea was this origami inspired air balloon journey, by a papercraft boy named Bob.
My roles: Concept Design, 3D Modelling, UV Mapping, Texturing, Lighting, Animation.
Sound and Compositing by Fgreat Studio.
A Hyper Island student project by Ines Leite (me), Caroline Roeck Hansen, Joakim Agervald, Oskar Ferm and Michael Odelberth for Storytelling Module.
The Brief: "Show, don't tell". Create a 30 sec film piece. Open Technique. Choose one of the given musics.
How far would you go for a winning ticket?
Exploring new techniques we mixed live footage of ink and milk together with digital animation, for a melancholic and mysterious mood.
My role: Live footage and animation for ink transition and part of the illustrations.
A Hyper Island student project for Animal Protection Network. Promoting awareness for bear bile farming.
The brief: Create a video to promote awareness for bear bile farming in China.
Our goal was to make a video that would create awareness without the explicit content we had to go through, being age appropriate for adults and kids. Inspired by the story of a young girl that made his father change from bear bile producer to creating a bear rescue center, we created Barely a Life.
Project made by Ines Leite (me), Alessandro Nobile, Jet Hilferink, Mads Broni and Per Fridsjö.
My role: Idea generation. Internal organs design and animation. Moodboard direction.