A creative response on a project about the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.
I was inspired and motivated by the strenuous journeys and tasks he had completed.
My interpretation was to create something that would represent an overall journey of time. I thought that the Rube Goldberg machine was an interesting way to represent Shackletons journey in a nonsensical manner. The Rube Goldberg Machine is a technique which is a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a complex manner, usually including a chain reaction.
After 3 consecutive days of constructing, calculating and testing with not much sleep, it took 37 grueling attempts to complete the course in one single take.
The machine(course) was constructed from a range of materials including, the classic dominoes, toy cars, chop sticks, toilet rolls, plastic ducks, sharpies, clocks, cups, string, poppers, cardboard, books, cutlery, rulers, tennis balls, paper.
This video was shot on a Canon 7D, edited afterwards on After Effects.
Music credit to Oren Lavie.