Life is transparent, warm and swirls randomly like a soft light. And it constantly changes...
Life illuminates itself and then it begins to illuminates a new life.
A sprouted mass of innumerable lights become a flow before long, and then become the part of the life-throb of ages.
That ties life, this moment now.
Director : Daihei Shibata
Piano : Naomi Yaguchi
Music : Debussy "clair de lune"
Stash DVD Magazine Issue 68
SIGGRAPH 2010 Computer Animation Festival - Electronic Theater
Cannes Lions - Saatchi & Saatchi NEW DIRECTORS' SHOWCASE 2010
This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.
In this film there are two pieces of licensed music, in the beginning and in the end. All the other music and sound design are original. The opening track (Dean Martin "Good Morning Life") and closing track (The Ink Spots "I don't want to send the world on fire") songs are licensed pre-existing tracks. All original music and sound design is by, human (humanworldwide.com)
BEST VIEWED IN HD AND FULLSCREEN (with scaling off)
Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.
Shot entirely in Ultra HD 4K resolution, this short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.
For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.
Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August.
My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple... You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.
Graduation film from the Royal College of Art, 2007.
An investigative and exploratory hands-on gloves-off study into the practice of putting things 'off''. Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do two dozen other things first.
Jerwood Moving Image Award
Palm Springs International ShortFest - Best student animated short
European Film Academy Award - Nominated, European Film Award for Best Short Film
NYC Shorts - Best Animation
SF Shorts- Director's Special Recognition in Animation
Giraf Animation Festival - Audience Award
Befilm Underground Film Festival - Best Short - Animation
Langsett Independent Film Festival - Audience Award
Multivision International Festival - Best Experimental Film
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife - Best Film
Animadrid - Best Short Film From Animation School
Narkolepsy International Short Film Festival - Grand Prix du Public
Royal Television Society Student Awards - Postgraduate Animation
Clermont Ferrand - Special mention, Prix de Médiathèques
Premier Plans Festival - Prix UIP
London Short Film Festival - Second Prize, VX Auteur Theory 3
Exground Film Festival - Best Film, International Competition
Shark Awards - Best New Irish Director
Royal College of Art - Conran Foundation Award
Story, Animation, Direction: Johnny Kelly
Voice Over: Bryan Quinn
Sound Supervision: Mike Wyeld
Foley Artist: Sue Harding
Foley Engineer: John Mark
Foley recorded at Fonic Studios, London