The tidal patterns of the sea off the southern coast of England inspired the looping experimental animation “Tide” from Atyp.
“We started looking at ways of illustrating the interplay between the tidal patterns and time. These were very simple animations but we liked the relationship between the elements of light and dark and high and low tide,” creative director Merlin Nation tells The Creators Project. “Tidal-time data drives the tide’s level, this in turn determines the rate of change of the color and texture of the scene. The organic looking animation in the scene is driven by a hydrophonic field-recording of an actual rock pool, featuring the noises of whelks, limpets and other inhabitants.”