PIXEL POWER

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MAKE GOOD THINGS by Fx Goby www.fx­goby.com

French film­maker Fx Goby opened the an­nual Google I/O con­fer­ence with a charming an­i­ma­tion illustrating the lim­it­less power of a com­mu­nity work­ing to­gether. “We de­cided to use the metaphor of a pixel,” re­calls Goby, who’s a di­rec­tor at Nexus Stu­dios. “A pixel on its own can only do so much, but mil­lions of pix­els can cre­ate al­most any­thing. Their power is in their abil­ity to make things to­gether.”

In­spired by the topic, Goby in­vited Nexus di­rec­tor Jack Cun­ning­ham, James Castillo Mur­phy and art di­rec­tor Me­lanie Cli­ment to help. “Mak­ing it in seven weeks in 6K with over 1,600 han­dan­i­mated char­ac­ters and mil­lions in crowd sim­u­la­tion was chal­leng­ing,” he says. “Every­one worked in­cred­i­bly hard to make it hap­pen in the given time­line. I’m re­ally proud of what they achieved in cre­at­ing such a com­plex world with such sim­plic­ity and el­e­gance.”

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