My fascination with nature is a long journey that i think will have no end. After one year of shooting, and waiting for the right moments to capture it throughout the 4 seasons, and after so many failed sequences and many repetitions due to the unconventional weather conditions, this movie has finally seen the light. I shot in cold and hard weather but it was totally worth it! in this movie, I am trying to capture the core of nature : its abstraction.
People need to see real/familiar figures in order to understand abstraction. So what if, what to us is familiar, is nothing but an illusion created by our real perception. Knowing that this illusion is vital, nature is the exception. Nature is initially a real phenomenon that is perceived differently yet we still aim to decipher abstract figures nature provide us in order to understand it.
In the breeze of cold winter days and in the warm and beautiful summer nights, i tried to reveal the miracle of nature. Each moment is very unique and magical. The mountains and the village are each a beautiful crucial elements for life to carry on but all scenes cannot go without each other.
the challenge in this movie is to translate this abstraction into a real image knowing that this movie is nothing but a series of abstract movements. i am very happy and excited to share this experience with you through my images and i hope you will have the chance to experience the abstract beauty of nature.
Location: Lebanon - mount lebanon - Ehmej
Photography and Editing – Charbel Abisemaan
Original Music by Hadi Hosri - http://www.facebook.com/hadihosrirecordingstudio?pnref=story
Vital illusion opening title – Joseph Abi Safi
*Camera gear used:
nikor 18-70 f/3.5
nikor 70-200 f/2.8
*Dynamic perception stage zero.
*Tripod: Manfrotto 804RC2
*Post Production softwares:
adobe lightroom 5
adobe photoshop cc
adobe premiere cc
adobe after effect cc
saffire plug-in for premeire cc
neat video plug-in for premiere cc
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