When spring had arrived in Vienna, I thought about showing the beauty of nature, landscapes, ...
But then I realized that on a macro scale, it's incredible what is going on which you normally never realize!
I started initially to just reverse mount my 50mm f1.4 lens (taping it to the adapter on my Lumix GH1), but then for quality reasons I bought a used 50mm f3.5 FD macro lens with a 25mm extender.
Almost everything was filmed in my garden, apart from the first sequence which was on a small hill very close to my house - I realized that the flowers there became extremely rare and are under severe protection! Just in the middle of Vienna ...
“Prie Dieu” explores a world where insects are connected to a divine power by delicate threads. No insects were hurt during the shooting, all threads were done during post-production.
Best experimental video at Vimeo Festival + Awards 2012, New York
Honoree, weird and experimental category, at Webby Awards 2013, New York
Jury prize at Up Festival 5, Paris
Official Selection at ISFFC 2012, Cyprus
Official Selection at 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City
Official Selection at 2012 ArtFutura
Music by Amon Tobin – Surge (16 bit Remix), written by Amon Tobin, published by Just Isn’t Music, (p) Ninja Tune 2011, licensed courtesy of Ninja Tune. Gregorio Allegri – Miserere. Sound design made from several tracks by Amon Tobin, Jan Driver, Skrillex, Murcof and 16bit. Thanx to Gaétan Di Muccio for his help on the shooting.
Produced by Cokau Lab.
Directed by Cokau (Achille Coquerel and Thomas Kauffmann).
I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.
Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer.
Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs
Score: Ableton Live