Soulscapes by Jesse Michael Newman | 360° Inspiration | SkyBox Studio
This 360° animation is from Jesse Newman‘s latest project, Soulscapes, an ambitious attempt to distill and visualize his spiritual beliefs for his children. A project he started nearly 2 decades ago and hopes to finish by 2019, it describes the journey of a soul from birth to death and back, in a fully-immersive 360 degree experience, created entirely in After Effects with Element 3D and SkyBox Studio.
The logo for Soulscapes was designed by John Langdon, who created the ambigrams of Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and The DaVinci Code. The music is by M83. Jesse Newman is an Academy Award winning VFX artist whose fine art is in the permanent collection of the MOMA.
Soulscapes 360 Video
“The 360 experience is made possible by Mettle, whose SkyBox Studio plugin is so intuitive it took only 15 minutes until I was using it in production. Skybox Studio transforms my storytelling capabilities by creating a truly immersive environment which offers the viewer unprecedented control of their experience.” – Jesse Newman
Jesse Newman’s work includes DECONSTRUCTING GAEA I – Flowing Meditation
New York-based artist Jesse Michael Newman built a career as a visual effects artist, working on multiple films nominated or shortlisted for Academy Awards as well as projects accepted to the permanent collections of the MOMA and Whitney.
The breadth of his experiences includes official selections to the Cannes, Los Angeles and Sundance film festivals; collaborations on projects for Jay-Z, Will.I.Am and Avril Lavigne; award-winning network identities for Disney, SciFi and Showtime; and national ad campaigns for Verizon, HP and MMs.