Pushing their 3D skills to the limit has earned design students, Dan Braga and Julz Lane, a prestigious Bronze Cube in the Craft in Motion, Direction – Single category at the 96th annual global Art Directors’ Club (ADC) Awards.
Budding film-makers Braga and Lane are currently studying the Bachelor of Media Design (Film & Video Design) with Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia. The pair had the opportunity to collaborate on a project together in class and, inspired by directors such as Sam Esmail, they took consciousness as their main theme to explore allegorical storytelling.
The result? ‘Wake’; a visually compelling, futuristic short film with slick 3D computer-generated animation.
It was one of only a handful of Australian winners (including R/GA Sydney and Leo Burnett) to be recognised at the ADC Annual Awards gala in New York. It’s the oldest continuously-running industry awards show in the world and, as part of Creative week, celebrates the best in global craft, design and innovation.
Dan is a freelance creative and aspiring director, passionate about storytelling through design, live action and 3D animation. Julz is a 3D motion graphics artist working with animation and visual language to convey key concepts.
As part of the course, the two students have been developing hands-on skills in motion graphic design, digital video production, postproduction, sound design, concept design, cinematography and visual effects. “All specific skills required for a career in designing and producing content for film, TV, games, advertising, education and more,” explains Professor Justin Beilby, Vice Chancellor at Torrens.