Evolve is the first of five videos that make up a video installation at the entrance of the Renaissance Downtown Chicago Hotel. The entire sequence is a 25-minute video that puts visitors into the captivating neighborhood surrounding the hotel. Edyta Stepien worked as creative director and animator – storyboarding concepts built on themes brought forward from Gettys Group. The film begins with motion graphic particle imagery that builds the city up from the elements. Viewers see Chicago’s famous downtown architecture through the point of view of a moving 3D camera, showcasing the vibrancy of a world-class city. Stepien worked with 3D designer Max Glazkort, who joined the team to model the downtown buildings. The particles were mapped on the 3D structures and solidified slices as familiar Chicago imagery appear.
Creative Director/ Animator: Edyta Stepien | Most Visual
Producer: Marrakesh Glasspool-Frugia
3d Modeling: Max Glazkot
Editor: Charles Edward