Third Year Film: The Illusion of Chaos

The Illusion of Chaos is the brainchild of third year animation student Lydia Pourmand. It is an experimental film that plays with visual representations of birth, life and death through the use of digital media. The film has been created using Maya, Mari and Nuke in the Animation and Visual Effects course studio here at Falmouth University.

Original Concept Art

Digital Still from the Final Film

At the start of this project Lydia was, by her own admission, not a digital animation specialist. She started with the initial idea, a set of concept drawings and a storyboard, but knew early on in the development process that this would have to be a digitally animated film. Since then she has been on a steep learning curve directing and working with fellow CGI students James Rowden, Elliot Forrest and Hamish Ballingall. The work that they are producing looks extraordinary.


An early version of the film with scratch track by Dean Forrest is currently on Lydia’s blog. The final film may not appear online for a while however as it is set to be entered into film festivals this coming year, including the Aesthetica short film competition . The film has also inspired a projection piece for Falmouth University’s graduate fashion show #FashionFalmouth15.

For more on this project and Lydia’s work take a look at her blog

And a teaser for the film here

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