Brief: Destroy This Tower
As the East Tower's demolition begins this month, artist Alan Warburton has documented the doomed block, creating a meticulously-rendered CGI 'ghost' of this "architecturally unremarkable but infinitely complex" building.
The model is free for anyone to download, distort or destroy, and we're looking for three animators to do just that.
How would you bring down this tower? Not in reality: the demolition crews at Television Centre have that covered. They're taking this BBC relic apart piece by piece over the next several months; a painstaking job when the maligned-yet-adored office block is surrounded by listed buildings and rising new flats.
No, your challenge is a more inventive one. You see, as the tower falls, its ghost has been rising. CGI and 3D animation artist Alan Warburton has crafted its replica in breath-taking detail. This 20th-century space now lives on in a very 21st-century form: code.
If you're wondering what Warburton's model is constructed in, then you're exactly who we're looking for (it's Maya). Because we'd like three people to create short animations visualising the tower's demise in surreal and surprising ways. Melting structures, exploding butterflies, stomped by T-Rex: there are no rules here, except to create some truly inventive DIY destruction.
Three winning concepts will receive £150 to create an animation, to be published on White Noise. Email pitches (not finished work) plus a link to your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27th February to be considered. Length is unimportant: a 5-second gif with genius wit beats a longer piece without it hands down.
Meanwhile, these images provide a glimpse inside Warburton's archiectural ghost.
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