A couple of years ago, I posted this video by Alex Roman. It has been a while and I figured it was time to revisit it. A lot of people ask me where I get my inspiration from and this is one place I constantly go back too. It never disappoints.  More than anything, I try to study the way he uses light, applies textures, and composes the shots. The video perfectly illustrates many different lighting scenarios: day, night, warm, cool, overcast, etc. He also finds unique and abstract views of the spaces that help push me to rethink the way I compose my own shots. 

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.



The entire video is CG. Everything (modeling, textures, lighting, rendering) was done by Roman. Even the music was composed by him. He has uploaded some "making of" videos Here that help describe the process he used to complete the film. It also looks like he is coming out with a book soon about this video which I look foward to seeing.


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Reader Comments (8)

Alex Roman is a genius, love his work and i'm proud he is Spanish too.

Didn't knew he was going to make a book about his video, i will be looking for news.

July 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNM

This is awesome!

August 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeivon

Are you going to get into some photorealistic renders Hog dog?

I defo think you should!

August 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Roper

Alex, do you know the meaning on the title? I've been looking for it but can't find anything.

August 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJose

The idea of becoming an architect was planted in my head since I was little, and this video here had reinforced it when I was a freshman.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLyle

It is said that there are 7 major art forms, which are music, painting, architecture, poem, sculpture and dance. Movie came after in the early 20th century, which became the seventh form. Some argued and I agreed too that the video is about raising the question of which one of the two trumps the other, architecture the third one, or movie the seventh one.

August 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLyle

A complete interview with Alex Roman can be found here:
Alex Roman on the making of The Third & The Seventh

September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

This video has been inspiring me for 3 years and I've been waiting for the book for just as long. In case you did not know he has released the book.

It is only on sale till 11/23. Can't wait to for my copy to come in!

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

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