A group project created by Barbara Dobosova and Edward Ferrysienanda, Ascend is a visual journey of the metamorphic development of one’s mind. The subject of stress, anxiety, fear of the unknown and pressure from day to day life are often shunned down as a common affliction of the
modern day society and are frequently ignored as a less serious ordeal. In reality, it affects all of us in one way or another. This project explores these internal conflicts and struggles one goes through during a life-changing process and aims to produce a short piece that has a strong visual impact revolving around the psychological state of the main character. From a technical point of view, the main character was created with
ZBrush. FX, lighting and rendering in Houdini and compositing in Nuke.