Film d'une minute réalisé dans le cadre de ma formation à l'école La Poudrière.
Dans ce film, je voulais raconter l'histoire de deux êtres qui cherchent à entrer en contact, à communiquer à se comprendre.
J’ai installé deux personnages les plus simples possible, qui de par leurs natures, n’étaient pas fait pour se comprendre. Mais c’est en voulant essayer qu’ils ont évolué, se sont complexifiés, ont cassé leurs formes, cassé leurs angles et ont tendu vers quelque chose de plus courbe (et de plus humain).
Cela prend parfois beaucoup de temps de parvenir à une communication fluide avec une personne. On essaye, on approche, on ose, on parle, on touche. Parfois ça fonctionne, parfois non. Dans mon film, pour mes personnages, ça fonctionne.
Cosmic Flower Unfolding is a constant flow of emerging and dissolving oceanic, futuristic, and mandala forms. It is a tribute to abstraction, its connection to the inner space we inhabit and how it can be externalized.
SIGGRAPH 2013 - Special behind-the-scenes presentation - "How I created Cosmic Flower Unfolding" info TBA.
Update: Thank you so much to all of you. I am humbled and a little bit overwhelmed with all your comments. I am trying to answer all the questions (please keep 'em coming) but would like to thank each of you for taking the time to write a comment. I am reading them all. THANK YOU.
Almost 3/4 of a million views and 10k likes in one week, I am floored. It truly makes me happy that my little film is able to connect with you and hopefully evokes the same feeling of happiness that I felt while shooting it.
Thank you also so much to everybody that has left me tip. You are too kind!
It has been almost 3 years since I released "The Unseen Sea" and I'm excited and proud to share with you my latest project "Adrift".
"Adrift" is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.
The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.
I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.
I hope with my short film I am able to convey the feeling of happiness I felt while I experienced those stunning scenes.
I am so grateful to Jimmy LaValle, from the band “The Album Leaf”, for composing a custom score for Adrift. Jimmy's music is fantastically beautiful and captures the mood perfectly. Please check out his website. Thanks again Jimmy for your hard work.
I hope you enjoy the film and thank you for watching.
If you like this short film, please consider using the Tip Jar below, proceeds will go towards the next project...
Licensing: Adrift is copyrighted. All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. Most of my clips are available up to 4K resolution! All of them support 2.8K and standard HD resolutions of 1080p/720p. Some of my favorite scenes in the film are also available as high resolution prints.
Director's note :
The creation of the visuals for the ARCADES video is based on the DJ's musical approach. The idea was to use samples of organic images, cut them out, play with time to mix and recreate images in a geometrical way.