Elemental Official FMX Trailer: 2017

„Imagine. Fire, Water, Earth and Air.
Four elements, driven by the energy and rhythm of nature, emerging into something new.“


“ELEMENTAL” is about „creating something that is new and fascinating as a group of artists, together.” It depicts four expressive dancers who transform into earth, air, fire and water in order to show the amazing possibilities of working together while using different art forms. Elemental combines the art of a real life dance performance with motion capture technology and houdini fx in a visual effects project.

Director: Adrian Meyer

Genres: VFX, Short, Dance
Length: 1:10 min
Release Date: May 2017

Concept / Director: Adrian Meyer
Producer: Lena-Carolin Lohfink
Director of Photography: Dominik Moos

Cast: Momo Sanno, Annika Hakala, Pingting Zang, Yamil Sun Ray

CG Supervisor: Adrian Meyer
VFX Supervisor: Denis Krez
CG Artists: Matthias Heim, David Bellenbaum
Pipeline TD: Hesham El Masri
Compositor / Colorist: Denis Krez
Additional Compositor: Tim Markgraf, Julie Böhm

Storyboard / Choreography: Julie Böhm
Editor: Tobias Wilhelmer
Music / Sounddesign: Jascha Viehl
Additional Foley / On-Set Music: Grischa Kursawe

Additional Producer: Veith Unger, Ann-Katrin Boberg
Casting: Julie Böhm, Ann-Katrin Boberg, Juliane Voigtländer
Costume: Sonja Schweiger
Camera Assistant: Friedemann Leis
Chief Lighting Technician: Marvin Schatz
Lighting Technicians: Manuel Meinhardt, Michael Throne, Max Christmann, Stefan Belve, Lorenz Piehl
Grip: Philipp Knopf
Motion Capture: Seyed Ahmad Housseini, David Bellenbaum
nCam Hesham El Masri
Special Effects: Michael Schickhaus, Veronica Heierth-Hug
Special Effects Runner: Ammar Mahdavi, Helge Forler, Matthias Heim
Set Photographer: Michael Vogel

Executive Producer Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2017:
Official Selection – Commissionned Films in Competition
Annecy, France

Visual Effects Society Award 2017:
Nomination: „Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project“
Los Angeles, California

FMX – International Conference 2017:
Official Trailer (incl. an online & print campaign)
Stuttgart, Germany

International Festival of Animated Film 2016:
Filmakademie Projects
Stuttgart, Germany


What did you enjoy most about working on this film?
Producing ELEMENTAL for me meant not only managing a project in a completely new environment, but also producing VFX for the first time. I had already produced smaller scale live action films, but I had little experience with VFX. Fortunately, my experience with traditional film gave me a good base to stand on and kept me motivated in the midst of all the challenges and of learning about VFX in a very short period of time. I particularly enjoyed uniting the different people – some of them already had a background in VFX, others in art or even in programming. Everyone had their own vision, wishes and expectations for the project and it was my job to lead them to one cohesive product. Read more

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