In The Carp And The Seagull, an interactive film created by director Evan Boehm at Nexus Interactive Arts in association with The Creators Project, users find themselves in a dark geometric world, navigating through the story of Masato, a fisherman whose reality is thrown into turmoil when he comes into contact with the spirit world. Follow Masato as he is confronted by Yuki-Onna, a demon that appears to be a beautiful woman, pale and white, blending in with the snow that she inhabits.
The film brings together 3D character modeling, rigging, and animation with HTML5 and WebGL THREE.js techniques. The Carp And The Seagull is told in a stripped-down polygonal style that reflects the emotional, spiritual states of the characters. High density and smooth polygon vertices indicate oneness with the world while distorted, non-uniform shapes show unease within the characters. The action of this short film takes place within a virtual cube, allowing the viewer to shift perspectives between the physical and spirit worlds by rotating the cube. Watch the story unfold in a 360-degree, interactive viewing experience.
The film's original score and sound design by Plaid lead the user through the interactive journey. The user-driven film is optimized for viewing in Chrome.