‘In a vastly overpopulated future, where adequate accommodation is hard to come by, a virtual second-life is implanted in to citizens causing the illusion of a more spacious, more luxurious personal habitat. Virtual Inhabitance, the brainchild of world-renown mega-corporation ‘VI Corp’ has been running for a few years as we follow Archie (Villars), a tight-lipped private investigator.
Accepting a job to track down an insidious new user, Archie explores the ‘outdated back-alleys’ of the program, a never-ending, bleak and repetitive reimagining of reality. Throughout the journey we are welcomed to view the similarities between reality and Virtual Inhabitance. We are exposed to the corrupt underbelly that users have created for themselves and the addiction of trading ones own memories for extra luxuries and space. The further in to the neglected, unpoliced environment we travel, the stronger the similarities become between reality and Virtual Inhabitance.’
The Cube Crit Space
Experimenting with After Effects…
The church has always had enemies
Experimenting with After Effects…
A motion graphics video expressing the many reasons why people enjoy a nice cup of Douwe Egberts coffee.
Produced whilst on an internship for a presentation with Douwe Egberts.
As of Christmas - I do own a onesie
This was a very simple collage that only has four parts to it; the original frame, each of the two helmets and the ‘Death Star’ in the window. Although this didn’t take that much effort to create, I love it’s simplicity and humour. I feel it is a success.
Clint Eastwood: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
The AJ Chalklen Chronicles:
A canvas painting in the style of a graphic novel for my mums birthday back in 2009.
Story based on a true event that happened to her in Barcelona: Thief tries to steal her purse - thief gets punched in the face
Acrylic + Canvas + Brushes = Awesome
1954: The German Government fund the research into The Cube (Referred to as Earth’s Clitoris in the 50’s)
Several experts in desired fields were called in (supposedly against their will) to help produce results regarding The Cube. The film, which was uncovered by Werner Herzog in his latest documentary, is narrated by Nobel prize winner Walter Bothe.
This trailer was still in it’s development stages but is the only remaining evidence Herzog and his crew uncovered.
Herzog’s documentary barely made it to the editing room before Government officials sanctioned the director with high treason. “Men dressed in black suits stormed into my office one day, it was like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster. They demanded I hand over whatever footage I had. Before I could even consider complying, which I wouldn’t have done, more men entered the room and began removing anything that suggested it was linked to The Cube. I had calls from my chief editor saying the same was happening at the studio. Before the day was out all of our hard work, all of our footage, stills, reports, interviews - they’d been taken away and destroyed. The way they treated myself and my staff, I felt lucky to still be alive. Then it happened, I was on my way home as I pulled over and threatened by men with masked faces. At first I thought it was a robbery, maybe they wanted my car or something, but then one of the men held me down with a gun to my head exclaiming that if they suspected myself or any of my crew to further our exposure of The Cube then the inevitable would happen. He then pulled back the trigger to fire an empty round into my head - I have never been so terrified and threatened in my life”
These ‘men in black’ may have destroyed the bulk of work to produce Werner Herzogs documentary but there was one item they didn’t manage to conceal, the documentaries trailer.