Set in the future this is an intense, often disjointed realtime computer simulation of one individuals attempt to access the ‘Mainframe’.
This micro-length animation is a companion piece to the forthcoming short Return to the City. Although the two story-lines are self-contained both films form a part of the Paradigm Flux universe and lay down the foundations for the main story.
BAS Artifacts Revealed + Hidden Mainframe Access
As you can see the film features an access card not unlike the Return to the City Keycard. In the real world a Series 9, Level 4 Keycard gave you access to the ‘Mainframe’ – a beta version of the forthcoming Woob track. The film teases ‘Mainframe Access lies within’ so connect the dots add a little patience some simple guesswork/deciphering and see where it gets you! For those after something more tangible those BAS artifacts previously mentioned are in fact Series 9 (MK2) Level 2 Keycards – full details
About the film:
Tokyo Run features the amazing time-lapse photography of Samuel Cockedey and the design and animation of Paul Frankland (Woob). Although the ‘Run’ is based in a futuristic ‘old Tokyo’ It uses buildings and images from 3 major cities around the world. The simple animation was created in Cinema 4d then projected and filmed off a variety of different surfaces to roughen it up and to contrast against the slick-ness of the Time-lapse. A lot of the sound design was created using everyday objects, other more musical effects were created by chopping up and processing the original 24bit files contained on the real version of the keycard depicted in the film. More information on Samuels time-lapse creation process can be found here
You can now download the 90 second soundtrack: