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A Japanese Zen Garden in the age of Asuka jidai. The world seems to be in total harmony, and so are Hina and her two students Samo and Tilin. But one day their ideal world is attacked by a shadow – Rijen. Will the balance be restored, or will destruction reign?

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'Garden' is a short I shot on a rainy day in summer 2010. Though I had the idea for quite some time, it was all pretty spontaneous, so everybody behind and in front of the camera were close friends of mine. As we only had allowance to the location for this one single day, we had to shoot, despite the weather conditions. Originally we had planned for a longer movie, with dialogues and such, but when I realized that it would be just impossible, I threw over all the plans a few hours before we started shooting and went with another approach using the rain as a visual element. The short was completely shot on a Canon 7D in 720p with 60fps. It was all edited in the student's edition of Avid Media Composer and the matte painting was done in Adobe After Effects, all by myself.



Copyright © 2011 Maximilian Schmierer / Maxisoft-Online

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