This short film shows several of 112 headless, iron sculptures - "Unrecognized" by Magdalena Abakanowicz, an outstanding Polish artist of an international renown.
This is the most significant outdoor work by Magdalena Abakanowicz, that was displayed in Poland.
Magdalena Abakanowicz about Unrecognized: "This is my most important work. For me it is a symbol of an ongoing concern, a confrontation with the quantity and oneself..."
According to Danuta Wroblewska, an art critic: "This work is an attempt to answer the artist's question: What is a man in a pure form? But also: Where are we coming from? Who are we? Where are we heading to...?
Vertigo achieved in this timelapse sequences is quite an old effect.
Like most film innovations, this amazing operator trick was introduced by Alfred Hitchcock.
It was during shooting several scenes for "Vertigo" in 1957.
Doing the post-production he wondered how to show perception disturbances on the screen...
His visual concept was ready - he based it on his own distorted vision while returning home from London's Albert Hall - drunk. It seemed to him like everything was moving away.
In 1940, he wanted to achieve this effect on the set of "Rebecca," but without success.
In "Vertigo" the problem seemed to be just as trying.
He approached Irmin Roberts - operator of the second team who previously did the visual effects for "Windows to the Yard".
Roberts, after many attempts invented two simultaneous movements - camera moving forward and zoom backwards.
This operation requires perfect collaboration of the camera and dolly operator, who need to start and finish the maneuver at the same time. Also the assistant cameraman can not lose focus on the object.
The perfect collaboration of these three people ensures the desired optical effect.
In a matter of fact, any user of photo, video or even a mobile phone camera can obtain the same effect.
All you need to do is get moving, and operate with the zoom lens in the opposite direction.
The next step would be to place an object in the foreground and, while keeping the same framing of it, simultaneously zoom and drive. Then the obtained effect is either expanding or shrinking of the background. What is more, the object itself will undergo a dynamic change in depth. This small trick allows to achieve the impression of a "rubber reality"
Dito Gear Omni Slider and the new follow focus prototype allowes you to do this effect simply, fast and with extreem accuracy.
Sequences made with:
DitoGear Omni Slider
DitoGear Follow Focus Prototype
Canon 5D mkII
24-70mm 2,8f Canon lens
music: "Cedarleaf" by Rho myspace.com/rhotunes
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