Victor Castillo Paintings Come to Life in ‘Hollywood Dreams’

by Andy SmithPosted on

In the documentary short “Hollywood Dreams,” the work of Victor Castillo comes to life, with his paintings animated and the artist experimenting with motion in a new way. Crafted by Loica filmmakers, the short also blends 3D animated characters with live backdrops. The result hints at what Castillo calls his “‘strange hybrid world,’ where his unconventional past brings him to distinctive artistic conclusions.” Castillo was featured in the exhibition Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of Hi-Fructose and the Hi-Fructose Collected 4 Box Set.

“All of Castillo’s paintings shown in the film are animated, expanding the story inside each piece of artwork,” Loica says. “The animation of Castillo’s still work takes us further into his imagination, adding a visually distinguishing and active component to the film. The video format becomes a new canvas, pushing the boundaries of expression never before explored by the artist. Additional techniques including 3D integration over live action were used to create this dynamic and unique short documentary.”

See some of Loica’s process posts below.