Epoch is an experimental film intended to take you on a voyage through our solar system and beyond. It is a personal project orchestrated to share our enjoyment and admiration for science fiction films and literature.
- CONCEPT DESIGN
Epoch is a result of merging my love of design with space and moving imagery. It is a visual exercise intended to communicate that childhood wonder and enjoyment without any commentary. - ASH THORP
I have always loved space. Since I was a child, I dreamed of traveling to other planets and experiencing space as I witnessed in my childhood book inspirations and movies. Recently, I recalled that childhood admiration for astronomy and wanted to bring the dream of stars and space back to me via CGI. - ASH THORP
I absolutely love posters and prints. Therefore, we couldn’t help but explore some possible ideas we had floating around our minds for print. - ASH THORP
It was essential to have visual milestones such as a style frame to keep our minds focused in the right direction and avoid easily veering off course. - ASH THORP
The vessel can be seen from many different vantage points. A mirrored K, plus sign and the X symbol. - ASH THORP
Every frame in Epoch was crafted around a core unveiled purpose to convey a particular thought, idea, and emotion. - ASH THORP
I have always been particularly fond of Mars and the rings of Saturn. I daydreamed about the sun cascading its effects over the crest of these massive star dust formations as it rises and sets. - ASH THORP
First and foremost, we would like to thank our amazing friends and families for their continuous support through the long nights and weekends, as personal projects like Epoch take tremendous effort and time to construct. Without their love and understanding, these projects would not exist. Therefore, a very special thanks to the Thorp, Boyen, Glotman and Bjerre families. Also, many thanks to our numerous friends and colleagues, especially… Anthony Scott Burns, Raoul Marks, Yambo, Cornelius Dammrich, Rapheal Rau, Kirill Chepizhko, Boris FX, Maxon, Otoy, and NASA.