NOCTURNE

This abstract animated art film is created as a reflection of the current state affairs after one year of pandemic. Created as a rite of spring with renewal an rejuvenation core to the spirit of human endeavor.

  • Mark Chavez
    Director
    Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent), Chrysalis, The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate
  • Mark Chavez
    Producer
    Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent), Chrysalis, The Adventures of Barty and the Pirate, Elysian Fields
  • Ina Conradi
    Producer
    Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent), Chrysalis, Elysian Fields
  • Tate Egon Chavez
    Musical Score
    Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, generative
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez is an animation industry veteran who has worked at major animation studios on more than 15 award-winning feature films and innovative interactive titles.
He is founding faculty for the animation area at Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s School of Art, Design & Media. He is chair of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 conference’s Art Gallery in Hong Kong and for the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Educators Program in Singapore. He the recipient of a National Research Foundation / Media Development Authority of Singapore research grant to establish a research lab at the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Mark’s current work explores abstract imagery and emotional/intellectual themes. He creates immersive reactive audio-visual experiences that use design archetypes to explore emotional phenomena.
Other recent works have received awards from the Raw Science Film festival for Best Visual Effects, for his project Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent), the prestigious 2018 and 2017 Lumiere Awards by Advanced Imaging Society (AIS), and Virtual Reality (VR) Society’s Hollywood and EMEA chapters (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) for Chrysalis, and his work has been exhibited at international events such as Ars Electronica Festival (2015-2018), Media Architecture Biennial 2018 Beijing, Art|Sci Gallery UCLA 2018, Web 3D Art Gallery Brisbane 2017, Visualization Matters UNSW Sydney, Asia Animation Forum PISAF Korea 2017, and New Media Festival 2017.
He has created other animated films that have screened at numerous international film festivals and have received awards.

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Director Statement

My artistic practice strives to utilize digital multimedia techniques to tag meaning to tangible, concrete ideas. I explore animation with emotive-abstraction, mapping design to emotions, with audio-reactive motion and real-time animation design. My work currently attempts to shape themes that I am exploring by using familiar archetypes in design to explain the contemporary situation. I exhibit my artwork as short films and interactive reactive and immersive experiences.