What do robots dream about when
they go to sleep at night ?
rambling + the stirring tune of Orbital's Halcyon On an On
on a mundane train trip back home was the primary impetus
for the "Robot Dreams"
animation project. Its a culmination of 2 previous uncompleted
works, "Memento Mori" and "Do Robots Dream".
A mixed media of CG animation and video, this project explores
the arbitrary dream world of a robot individual, begging the
question from the audience, do robots dream ?
for the project began in earnest during the summer holidays
of 2005, where usable sequences from the previous 2 projects
were reviewed and the selected ones re-rendered in 16:9
format and then effects and colour correction done in
AfferEffects. Entirely new sequences like the digital
readout countdown at the start of the film were also done
concurrently as a rough cut of the film was edited in
Adobe Premiere. Here suitable video elements, shot day
to day and also others culled from trips to Gunma were
pieced together to form the main body of the film, together
with the rendered CG segments.
was chosen by a panel of judges including Japanese film director
Isao Yukisada as one of the top
10 films at TVF ( Toho VIdeo Festival
) 2005, from out of a 100 participating films, and was
also screened at the 2006 Singapore International