Project ” The depths of the surface”

Cedric Rolando – 2020

I am Cedric Rolando, 33 years old. I’m a French digital creative, living in Tokyo for almost 3 years.
In 2010, after a Fine Arts license, I have graduated from a Master 2 (Multimedia Engineering, Digital Asset Production).
I’m creating artworks by mixing medias and technics. I had the occasion to display a collection of digital paintings in Paris, and recently I was part of a group Exhibition in Tokyo. Step by step, my practice brought me to 2D animation, video and finally world of 3D.
I’m focusing on texture creation, and I’m quite obsessed by the fact that a 2D texture is actually composed by multiple layers.
For exemples: A base layer showing color, a normal layer giving ideas of depth, a roughness layer helping to show if a surface is shiny or not…
That how I started the project I propose, “The depths of the surface”, a serie of artworks highlighting the illusion of 2D.

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For this first serie, I’ve been focused on the basics Elements representations : Fire, Water, Earth, Air.
As you will see on the room plan, artworks are optimised to the room disposition. Fire is facing water, earth is facing Air (the opened door).
Pictures are created thanks to creative coding (procedural nodes system), and finalized on Photoshop. Everything will be printed on high quality art paper.

Air
01a/ 100x75cm CubeMap Day
01b/ 100x75cm CubeMap Night

Fire
02a/ 100x100cm Lava Main Artwork
02b/30x30cm Lava Displacement
02c/30x30cm Lava Normal
02d/30x30cm Lava Base

Earth
03a/ 100x100cm Earth Main Artwork
03b/ 50x50cm Earth Displacement
03c/50x50cm Earth Normal
03d/50x50cm Earth Base
03e/50x50cm Earth Roughness

Water
04a/100x100cm River Main Artwork
04b/30x30cm River Displacement
04c/30x30cm River Normal
04d/30x30cm River Base

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Statement
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CV
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Detailed experiences
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Portfolio

C.V

Scholarship

2005
Joliot-Curie Highschool ( Aubagne, France)

Scientific Baccalaureate

2007
University of Provence ( Aix-en-Provence, France) 

Fine Art License L2

2008
Ingemedia Institute ( Toulon, France)

Technics of Image and Sound License 3

2009
Ingemedia Institute ( Toulon, France)

Master Internet and Medias Engineering
Speciality : Information/ Communication

2010
Ingemedia Institute ( Toulon, France)

Master Internet and Medias Engineering
Speciality : Digital Production and Integration

Languages

Learning Japanese (around the N3 level)

English : Fluent
French : Native

Professional Experiences

Since
2009

Digital Creative

Graphic Designer, Illustration, Video
2008
01-03

Internship
Graphic Designer
JEUXVIDEO.COM

Webdata base updates, Illustrations, advertisements.
Aurillac, France
2009
03-06

Internship
Graphic Designer
BIP MEDIAS

Web and print designer, Illustrations
Toulon, France

2010
01-03

Internship
Webdesigner assistant
UBISOFT

Webdesign, print design, web advertisement
Paris, France
2010-09
2011-06

2D Graphic Designer
MIMESIS REPUBLIC

Webdesign, print design, 3D rendering
Paris, France
2011-12
2012-05

2D Graphic Designer
LES ECHOS Events Organisation

Webdesign, Webmastering, Emailing
Paris, France.

Hobbies

TRAVELS / DRAWING / PHOTOGRAPHY
DIGITAL CREATION / SHOW, EXHIBITIONS /
INTERNET / VIDEO GAMES /SNS

Inspiration

AcidMan, Alt-J, Amanda Palmer, Anohni, Angel Haze, Björk, BranVan 3000, Capsule, Caroline Lufkin, Cibo Matto, Central_67, Eels, Emilie Simon, FKA Twigs, InaIch, Koji Nakamura, Metric, Miki Furukawa, Regina Spektor, rhizomatiks, Philippe Katerine, Sakanaction, Santigold, Shiina Ringo, SUDA51, Sza, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, The Ting Tings, Yelle,Yayhel, Yuichi Kodama, V V Brown, Zazie.

Tools

  • 3D
    • Blender 2.8X
    • Kinect
    • 20h of training on Unreal Engine
    • Use 3Dsmax, Maya and Cinema4D at the university.
  • Adobe After Effects plugins :
    • Element3D,
    • Plexus Trapcode Suite (Particular, Form, Mir, Tao, Soundkey…)
    • VR / Mettle Skybox Studio
  • Adobe Suite
    • Photoshop,  Illustrator,Indesign, Fuse, Dreamweaver ,Premiere Pro, Audition…
  • Others
    • Draw with Cintiq , Apple Pen
    • Know how to use a DSLR
    • Know how to use a 360 degrees camera
    • MAC & PC
    • Kinect
    • Logic Pro X
    • Iannix
    • VR Oculus Quills and Medium

References

Warner Music, Universal Music, Sony ATV Publishing, HK Corp, Ubisoft…

Published on…

Detailed experiences

Experiences

2012-09
2013-11

ORANGE (French Phone Company)

Illustrations (8Characters “Chibi Design” and accesories ー ILLUSTRATOR)
Posters (7x Posters for shops INDESIGN)
Video  (7x20s Video for shops AFTER EFFECTS)
2012-09
2019-01

NPO La Ligue Contre le cancer (French “Fight against Cancer”)

Illustrations   (ILLUSTRATOR)
Posters and flyers (INDESIGN)
Video  (AFTER EFFECTS)
Webdesign(DREAMWEAVER HTML 5/ CSS 3/ JS / WordPress)
2014-09
2014-12

UNIVERSAL MUSIC

Music Video JENN AYACHE, Forteresse – AFTER EFFECTS, Plexus
2014-04
2017-01

UNIVERSAL MUSIC Publishing

Music Video
N U I T, I feel Love
N U I T, No Pain No Game
N U I T, Another One
N U I T, Looking for Gold
N U I T, Hold your horses
N U I T, Try Me
N U I T, LIFE TAKER
Kinect SDK, Blender 3D, After Effects, Elements3D, Plexus, Mettle Skybox
2016-01
~現在

NPO Vege Project Japan

Webmaster
AWS EC2/Lightsail,Ssl Certbot,PhpMyAdmin, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, js
Vegemap.org / Maps and API, Listeo , CSV Export Leaflet.js, Mapbox, OSM
Vegeproject.org / Avada theme, HTML5, CSS3
Vegetime.net /AWS EC2/Lightsail, WordPress, Curated theme, HTML5, CSS3
Print Design  ILLUSTRATOR / INDESIGN
Tokyo VegeMap2018
Tokyo VegeMap2019・ベジ
Vege Project Vegan Mark
Teaser Video(S N S)AFTER EFFECTS, BLENDER 3D
Illustrations    ILLUSTRATOR
2016-09
2016-10

WARNER MUSIC

Music Video SUPERBUS, ON THE RIVER – AFTER EFFECTS, Plexus
2017-02
2017-07

HK CORP

Video(WEB Advertisements GET27, ERISTOFF – AFTER EFFECTS & BLENDER 3D)
2017-04
2017-05

SONY MUSIC Publishing

Music Video  EMMANUEL EMO, AUBE – AFTER EFFECTS, FUSE, Mettle Skybox
2017-09
2017-12

SANRIO x CASIO x GLOBE Jp

Commercial video HELLO KITTYx BABY G

Achievements

2011-02

Illustration for Lady GAGA 

V MAGAZINE
2013-07

Live Painting

Paris
2014-11
2014-12

Exhibition 「D R E A M | D R O P S」

Paris
2015-01
2015-02

Exhibition 「D R E A M | D R O P S」 2nd Edition

Paris
2019-01

「See The Sun 」

First Short Movie
2019-11

#NODEVEMBER Challenge Complete

30 Nodes / Creative Code
2019-11
2019-12

Group Exhibition「 Sekai no Kawaii」

Tokyo

Portfolio Selection

Illustrations
Creative Code
Research
Music Video

Illustrations

Animals

Characthers

Buildings and landscapes

Vehicules

Misc.

Creative Code

100% Procedural Nodes Shaders / Blender 2.8X

Research

360° video experiments.

z-depth capture from DSLR focus data.

Synesthesia Dance of a JellyFish

Music Video

Thank you.

Rolando Cédric