GTA IV Footage Is Used To Create Blade Runner-Inspired Short Film
The towering skyscraper lit up in darkness is a typical symbol of dystopian sci-fi movies, most notably Blade Runner. Which probably did more than any other film to turn them into a common vision of the cities of the future, itself inspired by the looming towers of Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis. Paying reference to both those films, most explicitly Blade Runner in its title is this short film that’s a mix of advertisements and GTA IV footage called Do Computers Dream of Electronic Sheep?.
Directed by Parisian filmmaker Benjamin Bardou, it uses CGI from the video game to create a series of swooping, brooding images that are all about a mood rather than a definite narrative. A pervading sense of uneasiness, foreboding, and the ambience of Blade Runner is created through the droning sounds of Scottish musician Steve Moore’s track “Logos” and the computer imagery of Liberty City. The footage from the game was created using the Cam-Control mod and tinkered with using an After Effects plugin to create the black and white, blurry effect.
[via The Awesomer]