In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip – the Memorize-chip. It records everything you see, a new system to fight crime. One unit controls the system. The SSU – Special Surveillance Unit.
This cool short subject was written and directed by Eric Ramberg and Jimmy Eriksson. From their notes:
We shot this piece in Sweden (Gävle, Strängnäs and Uppsala) on a “shoestring budget”, using just one 5D-Mark II-camera (with Canon L-series lenses). Our very first mission was actually to help another company (Quixel) with some live-action shots/scenes to simply showcase their new texture-tool for 3d-models in games and movies, but instead we came up with this concept idea and created a full blown short film. Primarily, we wanted to do something visual and entertaining to simply present this concept and showcase Quixel’s tools.
We did almost everything our self (with some 3d/texture/sfx help) and we used close friends/family members to be “actors”, including myself playing the main character. So I guess that’s why the acting isn’t top notch and why we didn’t use so much dialogue BUT we also wanted to keep it very visual, we wanted to tell a story with pictures (and UI-text of course). That was a big challenge but I think we succeeded. In the end we’re happy with the end result considering the conditions and people really seems to like it! That’s awesome to see and very rewarding! / Jimmy & Eric”
It’s got that Minority Report vibe to it, and has some nice action sequences. We hope to see more from this talented team. Have a look.
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