See Through - A Visual Essay by Clim Studio

We had the privilege of getting a closer look at this self initiated project by Clim Studio and had to share it with you guys! 



Exploring the intersection between art and nature, between material, light, and colour. A 40 seconds film that showcases 4 realistic yet abstract CG landscapes, each of them in a relationship with a kinetic transparent sculpture.



What lead you to this project?

As a Creative Animation firm, we are naturally driven by the need to offer solutions to communication problems. Sometimes we must step away from client work and let ourselves play and gather. This is what we did. We navigated toward uncertainty by embracing a short but intensive creative journey.

We love that you allow the time and creative freedom to explore new ideas outside of client work! What did you hope to achieve from this?

The initial goal of this R&D-driven project was to explore landscape design, elegancy, and a more cinematographic language. The outcomes of the design process dictated the animation style and so the final edit which was finally reinforced by an exquisite sound design.

It is crucial for Clim to create self-initiated work and he does so very often. This time, no explicit intention other than exploring an audiovisual language built on a mood based on subtlety, delicacy, and even intimacy. The result reminds us of the classic aspect of a blueprint-photography language mixed with the modernity of the landscape CG NFT-like trend.



It's truly beautiful, did you learn anything new? 

We did find lots of answers that will stay forever on our drives awaiting to be applied to future client work. We learned so much about the design process, its production, pipeline, and technical requirements as well as finding a beautiful sweet spot between reality and graphicness. The following images expose some of our creations that did not make the final cut but that contributed to our learning process.


We can't wait to see these newly developed skills used in your future work, for now we will stay mesmerised by your video (currently on the 10000th replay) 



PRODUCED BY — Clim Studio

CG DESIGN — Linus Zoll + Everthon Esteban
CG ANIMATION — Edgar Ferrer
THANKS TO — Julien Gaboriau + João Lucas
EDIT — Clim