“My times are in your hands” – Psalm 31:15
The artist says on Vimeo:
I attempted to create a person in order to emulate the aging process. The idea was that something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.
Still Photographer: Keith Sirchio
Animator: Nathan Meier
Animator: Edmund Earle
Nuke Artist: George Cuddy
Music: Mark Reveley
©2013 Anthony Cerniello
Cerniello told Mashable that the video is based around a friend, Danielle, and photographs of her cousins and relatives. After scanning the individual photographs, he searched for similarities in bone structure among the women.
Cerniello created a slow morph of these still in Adobe After Effects, and hired animators to add in blinks, mouth and neck gestures and camera movements. After a nuke artist smoothed out discrepancies in the hair and eyes and color corrected between skin tones, Cerniello finished the piece with eerie abstract music, composed by a friend, Mark Reveley.
“I was thinking a lot about death, having panic attacks for a while and I wanted to explore that, I guess,” says Cerniello. “It was my way of working through that time of my life.”