A short timelapse film by
Mario ROMULIC & Drazen STOJCIC
This video was entirely made out of PHOTOGRAPHS. There is not a single "live" video shot in it. We took over 90,000 photographs during several weeks of filming.
City as a living organism
The city describes itself. This in an autobiography of a town that lives by its own rhythm. From it’s perspective everyday life seems insignificant. It lives in a different, separate time dimension and has it’s own perception of the civilizational happenings within the city.
The city has it’s own tempo.
From the town’s viewpoint, our world seems rapid. But the town is slow city, it’s eternal. With it’s monumentality the city accentuates it’s strength and longevity in contrast to the passing lives of it’s citizens.
Metaphysical self-portrait of the city is painted through parallel time dimensions: human (individual as well as collective), and it’s own. It is this other dimension that portraits the city as a living organism with a different - almost surreal rhythm.
One of the challenges in making this video, was trying to get good storm with stars shots. The opportunity doesn't come along very often, the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures. I had several opportunities this summer to get storm and star shots. In one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit. One storm was perfect, it came straight towards the setup, then died right before it reached it.