When the Spanish filmmaker and graphic designer Cristóbal Vila looks at nature, he sees numbers, and the remarkable elegance of mathematics. The theorems and geometric equations that explain natural phenomena – such as the shape of an insect’s eye, or the structure of a seashell – come to life in this short documentary, and simultaneously bring beauty to mathematics and logic to nature. Uniting music and animation with mathematics, Nature by Numbers is a sensory science film, an immersion in the world of the minute and microscopic, and an exciting introduction to some of the great geometric and scientific concepts.
- Director Biography:
Cristóbal Vila graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi at the University of Barcelona in Spain in 1990, specialising in graphic and industrial design. Since then, he has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director at several graphic design studios and advertising agencies, both in Barcelona and Saragossa. He now has his own studio, Etérea, where he primarily focuses on work as a 3D illustrator and animator.
- Director: Cristóbal Vila
- Original Music: Wim Mertens
- Running Time: 4 minutes
- Website: www.etereaestudios.com