ArtClass Content’s Paul Trillo Creates Art Installation Exploring Our Liminal Futures

May 1, 2024

“This five-minute video art installation from ArtClass Content director Paul Trillo is comprised of a series of cinematic vignettes centered around lone individuals standing in a vast, synthetically generated, dreamlike forest.

We hear each person, dressed down in their sleepwear, proclaiming their resolutions, hopes, and desires for what they wish to do tomorrow. These promises for tomorrow range from the mundane to the profound, invoking a shared human desire for self-fulfillment and change.

These confessions are set in a liminal space between present-day reality and an imagined future. The AI-generated theatrical backdrops are both sparse and rich; featuring technology and nature intersecting uncannily. We see people in a vulnerable state, standing in these sparse, minimalist compositions that allow room to dream. This setup grounds the ethereal visuals in the authenticity of shared experience.

The post-process to create this film included a whole suite of AI tools to achieve cinema-quality visual effects. Stable diffusion backdrops were generated and used as lighting references for the actors on set. Good VFX comes from good lighting and good planning. This was key because I had a limited time to composite everything. Lots of VFX don’t look great because they don’t know how to light for the final backgrounds made in post.”

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