Senza Peso, a mini Opera created by world-class musicians and artists, unveils a beautifully dark world of lost souls and redemption. As visual poetry and music weave dramatically through the short story, a Siren who's condemned her soul to slavery and worn down by her inner demons, must make a choice to abandon her once true love in order to find salvation. As a servant of limbo she is obligated to sing songs of sorrow for the newly deceased as they pass through the dark realms to the light of the unknown. Her passionate crusade plays out before the eyes of a young soul, who is ultimately embracing her own journey.
Inspired by the song "Senza Peso", directors Cory Strassburger and Alain Vasquez began designing a world around the music. What started as a small personal project quickly grew into a passion project for an amazing group of talented artists, musicians and film crew. With the generous and ongoing support of Troika, the seeds of Senza Peso flourished and evolved into a visually and musically rich short film which will make its debut early 2013.
For more information about the origins of this project check out http://www.senzapeso.com and for more information about the song "Senza Peso" check out http://www.drumaddict.net.
In early 2010, just a month or so before the first iPad was to hit the market, I was working with Alexx Henry to create a motion cover for Viv magazine (A digital only, woman's magazine) as we were delivering that motion cover Viv asked us to create a motion feature for an article about woman's sex fears. It was to be in the same april issue and first to run on an iPad. 1 green screen shoot and 3 weeks later we emerged with this piece which to date is one of the most exciting projects i've worked on! We also scored a gold lion at Cannes which was a very nice bonus and fun trip to france!
The goal for us was to explore ideas that enhanced and further immersed the reader into the story. Quickly we could see how the obvious went along way in heightening the experience…. music, sound, meaningful transitions, though It got really exciting once we dove into visual metaphors for each of the segments. It really became a chance to combine the art of writing with visual poetry to enhance the overall experience and its easy to see the power in that combo. Unfortunately for all of us digital content consumers, the cost of this enhancement is very prohibiting, at least at this level. Things like simple audio enhancements could go along way and be cost effective but i haven't seen anyone implementing them.