Nodefest: Explore, Connect, Create.
We were asked to create an inspiring and impactful title sequence for Nodefest, a motion design festival in Melbourne, Australia, catering to the AU/NZ (motion) design industry. To create this impact we aimed to craft a cinematic film with a theme that would resonate not just with motion designers, but also a wider range of creatives outside that niche. We developed the tagline “Explore, Connect, Create” to reflect three major steps in the design process, as well as an outline of what Node meant to us and to other designers. Node holds these ideas as core tenets, promoting connection amongst artists and exploration of new ideas, tools and techniques, bringing us together as community. Node escalates our creative abilities, and in turn prompts further exploration of our own practice and place in the design industries. This distillation of “Explore, Connect, Create” became our narrative scaffold. The ambiguity of the Explorer’s true nature and purpose provided the requisite symbolism for an allegorical journey, in which this traveller moves through a barren but familiar world, seeking connections in remote and difficult locations. The connections spark change, and these transformations ultimately empower an act of creation. The outcome of this final action is left to our imagination, in the moment when the Explorer tacitly acknowledges our presence, and prompts us to take the next step ourselves.
- Directed/produced by:
- Scott Geersen
- Layout, Cinematography:
- Joe Morris
- Scott Geersen, Dan Cowan, Rory McLean, Ezequiel Grand
- Original Music & Sound: