HD version, best viewed in FULL SCREEN FORMAT. even better with headphones (and even even better if downloaded then played in full screen).
A VERSION OF THIS FILM IS CURRENTLY SHOWING AT MoMA (vimeo.com/26633751 and moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2011/talktome/objects/140006/)
directed, photographed, and edited by christian svanes kolding.
music from broadcast, "corporeal."
all camerawork created with a canon powershot sd1000.
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE BLOGGER SUPPORT!
at its impetus, the film is very much inspired by the opening credit sequence of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, while i was also intrigued by ideas such as scientific classification, taxonomy, augmented reality and live-tagging of objects.
i wanted to know what it would look and feel like to walk into someone's home and discover that the objects inside are able to express themselves through the lens of an augmented reality, with a particular focus on memory and personal relationships.
in other words, if i could examine someone's keepsakes on display in a home, what would it be like if these objects could communicate their sentimental value to me?
that said, the film is less about design and more about centering the objects as proxies for human to human relationships.
i should also note that the urge to create this was motivated by the experience of relocating from copenhagen to los angeles to san francisco to new york in a very short period of time, resulting in this visual survey of a limited number of objects that one keeps; be they gifts from friends, found objects, thrift store purchases, books, pamphlets, etc. souvenirs from a particular time and place.
the things that we keep become objects invested with extra meaning during times of transitions and frequent departures. they are the constants.
this is a stop motion piece made entirely from still images taken with a tiny canon powershot digital camera, then tossed around in photoshop, further enhanced with a splash of motion graphics thanks to rudimentary tinkerings in after effects. color grading and morphing done in after effects as well. the tracking shot is smoothed out in post-production.
for comparison's sake, an assembly of the raw footage for the source material is found here: vimeo.com/10143372
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