Tide was inspired by a trip to the beach just outside Brighton on a cold, crisp and bright January morning. The tide was low and was just starting to come in. We watched and filmed and took lots of photos. And the time there got us thinking about how this environment undergoes total transformation over time in an ever looping / repeating cycle.
We were interested in the interplay between the two cycles of the sea’s tidal patterns (driven by the moon) and day and night. And how this never ending ebb and flow affects the inhabitants of the tidal rock pools as their environment inevitably changes. Over a one day 24 hour period you will have two low tides and two high tides and we like the rhythm this creates.
An influence on Tide’s creation was to question the notion that our attention spans are getting ever shorter by creating a slow paced film with minimal 'action'. It’s also intended to feel almost meditative which is accentuated by the fact that it loops and uses one continuous camera move throughout.
Concept, direction & production: Atyp
Music: Composed and performed by
Leslie Quarcoopome: soundcloud.com/leslieq twitter.com/leslieq
Rockpool Recording: Peter Toll tollymusic.com/