‘Dark Clouds’ is a Gorgeous, Visually-Stunning Environmental Snippet

By  · Published on March 22nd, 2017

Short of the Day

From a member of the ‘Avatar’ VFX team.

Today’s short film comes from Peter Szewczyk, who some of you might know for his work in the field of visual effects: Szewczyk has worked on such groundbreaking films as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2012, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Thor: The Dark World, and oh yeah, Avatar.

The following film, Dark Clouds, was made back in 2009 in Szewczyk’s spare time between the productions of 2012 and Avatar, and marks his first time in the director’s chair. It’s dialogue- and actor-free, environmentally-minded, and – as you’d expect given the director’s day job – visually dynamic and stunning. It’s also brief, just 1:45 seconds, but in that time it manages to pack a powerful punch and relay a vital message.

For more of Szewczyk’s directorial efforts, jump over to his Vimeo page to see the rest of his solo work.

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