“iHuman” A.I Awakening Doc Sequences by Rebel Unit

Theodor Groeneboom at VFX boutique Rebel Unit in Norway: “We were commissioned to create an abstract visualization of the awakening of a fictional AI character for Tonje Hessen-Schei’s documentary iHuman.

“The documentary focuses on the near future and the implications of AI in our everyday lives.”

“We’re a Houdini and Blender based studio, and we wanted to show how small seeds can grow and create complex structures. We started to include organic shapes early on and worked towards human-like forms. But without trying to anthropomorphize the character too much.”

Production: Rebel Unit
Artists: Theodor Groeneboom, Mats Andersen, Samuel Karlsson, Olav Bergsvik, Sølve Huse-Amundsen, Olav Øyehaug
Sound and audio: Sølve Huse-Amundsen