“LUX AETERNA” is a cinematic CGI-animated short film on the nature of light directed by Cristóbal Vila.
Produced and Directed by: Cristóbal Vila
Music Composed by: Jóhann Jóhannsson (“The Gift”)
The idea of this movie came to my mind just after Nature by Numbers was finished, although it was a much more ambitious project on these days, with more scenes and greater overall complexity. I realized that it would take forever to create that project… and decided to postpone it.
But in the end, when Inspirations was finished, I recovered that idea, easing here and there, and trying to keep its essence: a look into the light from several points of view. On one side it’s a powerful radiation emitted by the most distant stars in the universe, and also by our Sun; light floods everywhere in nature, from the largest things to the smallest, creating interesting and beautiful effects; humans always used light as a symbolic and spiritual element; and it’s too an intriguing physical phenomenon deeply studied by science.
So here is the result, together with the beautiful theme “The Gift” composed by the Icelandic musician Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Cristóbal Vila, January 2013, Saragossa, Spain.