EINSTEIN’S DREAMS

Inspired by Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams, I wanted to envision a title sequence for a potential movie of the text. To do so, I created a series of brief vignettes exploring reality, if time operated by different rules than we are accustomed to.

 

STYLE FRAMES

MOTION TEST

PROCESS

In order to create to convey the passing and distortion of time, I used paint textures and mathematical equations and deformed them with different effects in Photoshop. Afterwards, I printed them and dragged them through a scanner to distorted them even more. In the end, I brought them into After Effects, and animated them by distorting them even more.

Early Explorations

In my earliest explorations I struggled with making everything come together cohesively. Combining the mathematical formulas, the distorted paint and the type was not an easy task, especially when I had to make them all move in the same manner. Later I found that the solution was to simplify everything and use the same distortion techniques for all the elements.