Graduation film 2018 of the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Reconstruction of a historical war scenario
3D-Animation / FX-Simulation | 25 sec.

Cologne, 6 March 1945, shortly before the end of the Second World War: An American Sherman tank drives towards the cathedral on the Heumarkt, is attacked with grenades and finally shot at the cathedral forecourt. The animation reconstructs this historical event digitally in 3D. In the background, the heavily destroyed city becomes visible, which was reproduced in 3D with the help of historical references from the city archive. Next to the tank, there are impacts using FX simulations. From the heap of rubble stands out the cathedral, which was not destroyed by magic – a spark of hope.


Creator: Mikko Beste