Mirada Collaborates with Director Chris Milk to Create '3 Dreams of Black'
Said Mirada Technical Lead Andy Cochrane, "We were challenged with having to squeeze Chris' incredible vision into a realtime engine that can run smoothly on 'my mother's laptop' and fit in a tiny download size. The constant focus was on simplicity with the appearance of complexity. It had to react to the viewer in real time, so characters were kept relatively small, run cycles were 30 frames or less, and behaviors were driven by extremely simple calculations. At the end of a project, it's always easy to forget all the minute technical details that go into attaining the final result, but in this case the details are what make the project so special. It's a sum of its parts..."
Mirada's team of concept designers and artists, led by Art Director Ram Bhat, worked closely with Milk to design the look and movement of the creatures, creating extensive concept art, much of which can be viewed here: http://www.mirada.com/rome
Danger Mouse and Luppi joined forces in 2005 and have gone to Rome nearly every year since to record instrumentals from classically trained Italian musicians, some of whom played in the original soundtracks of Spaghetti Western classics directed by the legendary Ennio Morricone. With the soundtrack complete, Danger Mouse and Luppi enlisted White and Jones on vocals for the resulting album ROME, releasing on EMI on May 17th. For more information about the album: http://romealbum.com
Mirada is a studio designed for storytellers. Founded by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, and Motion Theory co-founders Javier Jimenez and director Mathew Cullen, Mirada is equal parts design studio, visual effects & animation facility, creative & technology incubator, development and production company. Mirada opened in 2011 with narrative tradition at its heart and technological innovation as its engine. http://www.mirada.com