For design professionals, turning off your brain from work can be hard to do especially on the weekend. One of the things you can do to be able to relax but also be inspired is to watch movies that can be a source of inspiration as well. We have come up with a list of 5 aesthetically pleasing movies you can watch this weekend:
#1 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Without a question, American filmmaker Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" is the most artistically appealing film ever shot in the last five years. Pastel colors, a refined visual style, symmetrical shots, and academic directing all contribute to the feel of a vintage film, which is consistent with Wes Anderson's aesthetics.
This film serves as an excellent example for designers and photographers of how to use composition and visual effects to create an entirely other universe.
#2 Ex Machina (2015)
This sci-fi thriller stars Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson and follows a young programmer named Caleb (Gleeson) who is invited to take part in a pioneering experiment. Caleb has the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the world's first true form of artificial intelligence, which is housed in the body of a lovely woman.
The inherent beauty of Ava (Vikander) contributes to the film's visual appeal, but it is the film's technology that truly distinguishes it. Makeup, special effects, and cinematography all come together to create a film that is really magnificent in every way.
#3 Your Name (2016)
Hands down, we never expected a beautifully made anime film other than that of Makoto Shinkai. His ability to recreate a surreal and mind-blowing cityscape of Tokyo and Japan's rural area just blows us away. We would rewatch it over and over just to look at how the light just falls just right over Shibuya.
#4 Inception (2010)
Since the film's premiere in 2010, the bending city scene has influenced designers and a wide range of other moviegoers. Architecture, according to BIG's Bjarke Ingels, "should be like the documentary version of Inception." What is it about this scene that attracts so many designers? Architects are always coming up with fresh ideas for how to shape the city and the world around them. As a result, a scene in which space is entirely unlimited and can be manipulated in any way you can imagine—and a film that can portray that move—is bound to elicit creative thinking.
#5 Black Panther (2018)
This is a visually stunning film that contains a completely developed environment. Wakanda has deservedly earned a position on this list. It is frequently touted as an inspiration for futuristic African cities in the works, such as Akon City. It's also relevant to architects because of the film's technological innovation, which is largely enabled by the mythical metal vibranium, which arrived in Wakanda via a meteorite that landed long before the city was built. Wakanda may provide inspiration for building with new resources as we reach a new era of material innovation.
Design and Architecture professionals can find inspiration anywhere- even from movies!
Watching something visually stunning or following a good story can be a source of inspiration for great designs. So go ahead, relax and pop out a good movie to watch this weekend!