3’03 min – Technique : motion design / stop motion (8 500 photos)
Details : 60 rocks from 15 different countries all around the world.
The listing of all the rocks, with pictures, is available here :
Directed, filmed and produced by Christophe Thockler
Extract from the album Thousand Thursday, composed by Michna
Album available on Ghostly International
In this video, I obviously wanted to work with the beautiful textures of the rocks and tried to add some dynamic and kinetic effects to enhance the sequences. That's why a large amount of shots are done mixing stop motion and motion design.
Solid Gold is another exploration of a theme I am fond of, the search of the beauty in the mundane. I like to think about the idea that the casting of this video is made of ancient majestic characters from all around the world, it's also a tribute to nature, with small bits of our planet dancing together during three minutes.