Mark

A Quest for Visual Wonder

Film Direction / Visual Identity / Illustration / Prop Making
for Raquete Studio

In 2015 I’ve co-founded Raquete Studio with Afonso Gonsalves and we’ve developed studio work together till the beginning of 2019. “A Quest for Visual Wonder” is a self-promotional project where we took on the task of creating a film piece as sexy as possible and somewhat allegorical of our process (we made a list of keywords that you can check bellow). It was a client-free project (clients do tend to help or at least make things go faster) so the biggest constraints were budget and time. The process was a playground for experimenting and expanding.

I
SPHERE
Seed / Subject


II
HANDSHAKE
Chill / Meeting / Start

III
ARM WRESTLING
Opposition / Balance


IV
TUNNEL
Inception / Oneiric

V
DOORS
Mirage / Potential

VI
PURSUIT
Vertigo / Fearlessness / Adrenaline

VII
FOCUS
Distance / Control / Grip

VIII
MINING
Modulation / Hard work / Energy

IX
ROPE JUMPING
Open world / Lisbon

X
BLOCK BREAKING
Nailed it


XI
SOLITAIRE WIN
Jackpot / Party


XII
ALADDIN
digestion / Zen / Recharge


XII
ALADDIN
Digestion / Zen / Recharge

A very important output of this process - apart from the film - was the studio’s graphic identity. The website is a nice example of that.