The Last Sunrise
Development of a shot that establishes the world and mood in "Helpless". This farming village is a long train ride away from the nearest city, and primarily sustains itself. The landscape and architecture is inspired by alpine villages. The sunrise is symbolically hopeful, inviting possibilities of a new day and new beginnings, while the harsh shadows on the houses suggest otherwise. The style is inspired by hyper-realistic but stylised anime background paintings, combined with thick, textured brush strokes from digital speed paintings.