Production Process

While being essentially a video-based work, Hexaedro is not a traditional short film – despite the fact that its execution has gone through similar production processes. Completed in the course of six months, the piece has gone through several production stages: from research and script writing, to video capture, post-production and animation. The software setup used to produce the final piece consisted of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D and Sony Vegas.

Research
and Writing

Concept Art
and Storyboard

Animating
and Editing

Construction
and Assembly

Production was preceeded by a research process, which went through the main concepts behind the theory of evolution. This allowed the storyboard to take form, while providing valuable theoretical and visual resources, which would be employed at a later stage.

Having finished the script, all of the scenes were visually rehearsed. Both the tone and style of the movie were carefully tested, and validated through the use of quick sketches and concept-art.

Taking advantage of a vast array of graphical resources, the seven main scenes were produced and edited in a continuous, yet non-linear storyline. While some of the scenes are entirely computer-generated, others make use of live action video.

The projection setup was initially built at a smaller scale, for testing and concept-validation purposes, during the production proccess. A larger, real-scale prism was then built for public exhibition. The projection equipment consists of six Benq MX660 video projectors and two Matrox ThreeHead2go video cards.