Cool 3D World, “The Summoning of the Skylark,” 2015
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Cool. 3D. World. It’s all in the name.
Musicians Jon Baken and Brian Tessler got together in late 2014 to do something new by bringing visuals to their scores. Initially conceived as music videos, their works immediately became something else: a synesthetic merger of hypnotic sound design and disturbing 3D design. The Summoning of the Skylark was their first short film.
Baken and Tessler didn’t set out to capture mass attention — in fact, they were trying to avoid it — but the nature of their process tapped into something archetypal, and social media multiplied it. People noticed. Many of them. Soon, millions.