Incognito

Graduate Work - Winter and Fall 2020 

Stranger than fiction - UCLA AUD

Instructors: Natasha Sandmeier and Nathan Su

Team: Alekya Malladi, Gesthimani Roumpani, Yanrong Yang

Softwares Used: Cinema 4D + Octane Renderer, Substance Painter, Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Agisoft Metashape.

Log line: A missing persons case. A police detective and an AI analyst. The fallibility of memory and witness testimony pitted against cold, hard forensic evidence.

TRAILER

Motivated by the impending collaboration of humans and AI, the film “Incognito” challenges the idea of objective or infallible memories, suggesting that memory is not a record of the past; it is a creative act that weaves together an experience and an environment with its associated senses and emotions. 
In the year 2023, a young girl goes missing in Salton Sea, CA. The police officer on the case and AI analyst AVA, are collecting evidence and data, to stitch stories and spaces together. The success of their investigation depends on the accuracy and balance between human, digital, and object-imprinted memories. 
This film serves as an exposé on memory, spatial reconstruction, and the role of contemporary media in delivering fact and fiction. How far is the truth from a series of stories put together in a well-strung narrative? 

EVIDENCE BOARD
Evidence Board Incognito
STILLS FROM THE FILM
Somewhere in Salton Sea
Somewhere in Salton Sea
An abandoned car
Evidence Room
Lavanderia
Conoco Gas Station
Conoco Gas Station
A drive around Niland
Pemex Gas Station
Incognito : Seek and never be found
Eileen Taylor's Bedroom
The Secret Room
The washers and Dryers
Witness #03
Witness #05
Outside the Laundromat
Pemex Gas Station
The Billboard at night

Somewhere in Salton Sea, CA

Somewhere in Salton Sea, CA

An Abandoned Car

Evidence Room

Lavanderia

Conoco Gas Station

Conoco Gas Station

Pemex Gas Station

Eileen Taylor's bedroom

The secret room

The Dryers and Washers

Incognito: Seek and never be found

A drive around Niland, CA

Witness #03

Witness #05

Outside the Lavanderia and game markers

Pemex gas station at night

Incognito: Seek and never be found

PROJECT BOOKLET
PROJECT BOOKLET