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SURFACE is an experimental film, exploring the emotional journey from an underground urban perspective.

This 'urban symphony' transforms human actions and street objects into beats that harmoniously compose a grand audio and visual composition. The film emphasizes the ideas of ‘point of contact’, ‘human identity’ and notion of ‘live footprints’.

SURFACE is a part of UND-VIS, a thesis project for MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design.

CREDITS

DIRECTOR+DESIGNER
TU+ // Varathit Uthaisri

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jun Oshima

SOUND DESIGNER
PLUM // Napat Snidvongs

PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE
TONG // Thitawan Chaiwong

PARSONS ADVISORS
Katherine Moriwoki, Louisa Campbell, Anezka Sebek
ADVISOR
Lo, Marie Hyon (Psyop)

PLATFORM CONSTRUCTION
Chris Henelly, Glendon Jones

CASTS
TU+, Jun, Tong, Mike, Rabia, Mike T, Sushi (Dog), LeAnne, Jason, Maral, Shandy, Jenny, Jeesun, Conway, Satori, Nalae, Sayoko, Doris + Jenny Yee, Alia, Maze, Donny, Edurado, Akiko, Lynn, Jenni, Fuki, Yumi.


TU+ // Varathit Uthaisri

Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, TU had previously worked as an art director, in an animation company and later the co-founders of B.O.R.E.D, a multi-disciplinary design collective in Bangkok. At B.O.R.E.D, he worked in various design fields such as, print graphic, illustration, motion graphic, broadcast design, visual jockey and live concerts. B.O.R.E.D had made its name for the distinctive style of visual events, which lead to the collaboration with world’s famous, DFUSE and the British Council in the energetic RE IMAING THE CITIES event, in 2007.

Recently, TU has graduated from MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC. He was an intern at Psyop and has been freelancing for motion graphic in NYC.

www.varathit.com
www.boreddesign.net
www.surfacefilm.com

 


UND-VIS : Underground Vision Experiments.

“What would the world be like from an underground perspective?”

UND-VIS is an exploratory process of understanding the unique vision from underground. The primary premise is not focusing on representing the reality or documenting life from underneath, instead attempt to illustrate the concept of shifting in perspective through various methods of simulations and prototyping.

UND-VIS : Key Visual.


New York's Fifth Ave. Apple Store 'translucent walkway' defused the image of the visitor with the milky visual effect.
It becomes the key visual for UND-VIS project.

UND-VIS : Inspirations.

1 / The 2nd Floor Film, by Tony Hill
2 / Observatory, Air-Port-City 2008 (Psycho Building), Thomas Seraceno
3
/ Fuerzabruta, NYC / Flickr “From Below - Straight Up” group
4 / Fashion Shoot, Nagi Noda (from IDN Magazine)


UND-VIS : Early Experiments.


Exp 01 : Under the zoo - Animal Miniatures on the scanner.


Exp 02 : Under the Dance Floor - Comparision of human complex action


Exp 03 : Under the sky - Spy camera on a romote control car


Exp 04 : Under the light box - Human figures simulation of actions