The Creation Of Civilization – The Video
French filmmaker/director Edouard Salier is responsible for epic videos by Air, Massive Attack, Raphael Saadiq, and now he takes us inside his latest and most powerful video yet: Justice’s mesmerizing “Civilization” video. In it, Salier uses CGI technology and 3D animation not to create reality, but a real representation of his dreams – even when those include a pack of powerfully-charging wild buffalo.
Originally intending to make a video about the beauty of natural disasters, Salier says this idea was turned upside-down by the events in Japan. Ironic isn’t even the word as the focus for “Civilization” moved to the crashing destruction of the world’s greatest wonders, including Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue.
Explaining the complex process of designing such a highly unique visual experience from scratch, Edouard gives a behind the scenes look at the specific CGI method he used to build “Civilization” from the ground up.
Edouard Salier’s videography is acclaimed all across the globe for his handcraft and expertise in the art of collage, leading the more educated viewer to a much stimulant reflection on the proper concept of image. He is known for his visually-stimulating music videos for Air, Massive Attack, Raphael Saadiq, Tony Allen, Orishas and other international artists. He directed a Clio Award winning Smirnoff spot, various Nike commercial, spots for O2, VH1, Coca-Cola, Absolut and Numericable.
To manifest these dream world’s Edouard Salier uses:
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe After Effects
• 3DS Max
About The Creators Project
Launched in 2010, The Creators Project is an ongoing multi-year program that is dedicated to identifying leading artists and enabling them to showcase their works and artistic visions through technology and interactive media. The program includes The Studio, an international event series, a documentary TV series, multi-disciplinary collaborative projects and the video website, TheCreatorsProject.com.
Now here is the finished version of Edouard Salier and Justice’s “Civilization”: