The fashion-short movie depicts a young girl's journey to the realms of her deepest imagination. In the first act we experience her feelings of loneliness. She is longing for love, light, the unknown, a world yet to be discovered behind the web that entangles the tender bird of her existence - her desire for freedom is symbolized by the delicate beauty of wings and feathers.
When she receives a letter, her day-dreaming is ignited by the anticipation of his love in the form of elements and motions representing thoughts, images of freedom, flying, love, colors, energy, strength - intensifying and finally exploding. This image slowly fades back to a dull surreal scene where she finally awakes.
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
2013 - Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
2013 - Merit Award Experimental, The Indie Fest
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Film and Script Festival
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Big Apple Film Festival New York
2013 - Best Fashion and Design: Web Program or Video, The Taste Awards
NOMINATIONS & SELECTIONS:
2013 - Nominated for Best Editing, Berlin Fashion Film Festival
2013 - Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
2013 - Nominated for Best Film Of The Month, Indiedemand
2013 - Nominated for Best Fashion Film, Bornshorts
2014 - Nominated for Best Picture, best Actress, best Director, best Cinematography, best visualFX, best Art Direction, Mercedes-Benz bokeh south africa international fashion film festival
2014 - Nominated for Young Directors Award, category video art, CANNES
2013 - Selected, San Diego Film Festival
2013 - Selected, UK Film Festival
2013 - Selected, Ciclope Festival Berlin, Steffen Gentis
2013 - Selected, GoSee Berlin Reel Hour
2014 - Selected, New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles
2014 - Selected, Porsche Award, Ludwigsburg
2014 - Selected, New Filmmakers 2015 Screening, New York
2015 - Selected, Venice Art & Performance Film Festival
Music: Sigur Rós - Varúð
Director: Damien Krisl
Model: Anja Leuenberger @ FOTOGEN
Director of Photography: Daniel Kunz
AD & Styling: Lea Küng
Motion Designer & Compositer: Florian Baumann
producer: Damien Krisl & Joel Cartier
Cineflex Operator: Martin Bäbler
Weisscam Operator: Christian Witschi
Drone Operator: Raimond Stüssi (Pilot)
Drone: Caspar Brog
Steadycam Operator: Sebastian Geret
Unit Manager: Klemens Trenkle
Grip: Oliver Muff
Light: Fabio Gloor & Torvioll Jashari
AC: André Guadagno
2nd AC: Michael Mühlemann
Pyrotechnician: Simon Andy Voegelin
Pyrotechnician Assistent: Maurice Steinmann
Makeup & Hair: Christian Merz
Editor: Damien Krisl
Colorist: Thibaut Petillon
2nd Editor: Kim Culetto
Set Design Assistent: Sarah Schneider
Places we visited:
Filmed on a 5Dmk3 with magic lantern RAW. About 10% of the video was shot without RAW.
Glass: 24-105, 16-35, 50 1.2, 35 1.4 // Also used a glidecam 2000
Edited in Premiere CC and Graded in Resolve. Some of the shots were slowed down further using Twixtor.
Over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, the all passing by a great variation of colors, lights and weathers through six other cities.
I've crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the turkish tea; and got the chance to meet the soul of Turkey, its people.. and got their smiles and their hospitality.
This is Turkey lived by me from north to south, and I hope you enjoy it :)
In this tutorial I run through color correction in, wait for it... Adobe Camera Raw! Which now works with VIDEO FILES through Photoshop. HUGE.
The Panasonic GH4 gives you the most high quality .mp4 files you can find on the market - So rich in color information that Adobe's own 32-bit Camera Raw plugin actually handles it very appropriately.
PS: this even works for RED .R3D files.
UPDATE: For exporting, the latest version of PS CC gives you an .MOV uncompresed option for losless quality!