'Special Effect' is a cinematic collage inspired by the Zone, the site of an unnamed cataclysm in Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi film 'Stalker'. The Zone is forbidding and mysterious but also pregnant with hope, for deep within the Zone there exists a room where wishes may be granted. For the project's debut in 2012 live elements merged with video projection in a movie theater including the use of a webcam with green-screen effects, binaural vocal performance, and video sequencing via custom software. This clip is taken from the 2014 home release of 'Special Effect'. It features the final 5 minutes where the 3 protagonists discover the room at the center of the Zone.
By Peter Burr
Original music composed by Seabat and Lucky Dragons.
Additional animation by Billy Grant, Jacob Ciocci, Brandon Blommaert, Yoshi Sodeoka, and Brenna Murphy
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