‘Hinode’ by Tetsuka Niiyama

I was browsing Vimeo the other day when I came across this video created by the Japanese animator Tetsuka Niiyama. The short film is a great ambient piece that is just beautiful to look at. Niiyama describes it as such:

This is a CG movie that depicts saltation and growth of life in the sea using jewelry as the motif for illustrating the theme “Jewels of Sea.” It creates mystifying and attractive scenery by the ores resembling creatures of sea and its transforming refraction and reflection of light that are affected by the organic moves.

I love the mix of the organic and the mineral and the film just sucks you right in. Niiyama has a handful of other similarly beautiful videos which you can check out here.

November 27, 2012 / By