Directors/Editors: in/out (Jean-Philippe Blunt & Thom Humphreys)
Director Of Photography: Rina Yang
Modernity and the birth of the photograph catalysed a revolution in our perception of time and motion.
Inspired by the work of Etienne-Jules Marey, yet moving with the times into the digital era, we continue this dialogue between motion and capture.
By using the rigorous filmic process of 'step-and-repeat printing' as our foundation, we have digitally multiplied, delayed, freeze-framed and overlaid our shots. This layering up, in some cases, resulted in 50 video tracks.
Compositing allowed for a more controlled and sculptural study of movement. Although a digital workflow the technique was incredibly tactile, much like the early days of celluloid. No images were computer-generated and certain sequences include up to 1,498 shots.
The multiplicity of the visuals generated by this chronophotographic approach evoked certain parallels with wider natural phenomena. The archive sections were a way of exploring these aesthetic semblances.
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Head of music: Natalie Arnett @ JJ Stereo
Producer: Oliver Samuel @JJ Stereo
Manager: Keith Wozencroft @Third Rock Music
Female Dancer: Lily Grundy @The Royal Ballet
Male Dancer: Conal Francis-Martin @The Royal Ballet
Antique Camera: Sebastian Sussmann @Double Negative Darkroom
Bird Handler: Nigel King
Production Designer: Sean Leishman
Colourist/Online Editor: Toby Tomkins
Post Production Consultancy: Paul Gardner @JJ Stereo
Online Conform: Sam White & Joe Lovelock @The Whealhouse
Focus Puller: Karl Hui
Clapper-loader: Brendan Harvey
DIT: Joe Lovelock
Grip: James Roberts
Pre-light Gaffer: Rob White
Gaffer: Steve Garay
Bestboy: Elliot Beach
Sparks: Poom Saiyavath, Maikel Popic, Joel Judah Honeywell, Eduardo Dominicci
Runners: Ugne Ciesiunate, Declan Slattery, Saad Abbas, Hayley Dunn
I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Liu's lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video I had ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice, and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between one's taste and one's skills. Later in 2012, I decided to do my own filmed version of Ira's interview - using my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.
I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt about his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.
Ira Glass, whom I've never met in real life, but who had such a big influence on my development. Thank you for telling beginners what nobody else does.
David Shiyang Liu for the video that inspired me to start the project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here: vimeo.com/24715531
The people from Magic Lantern who gave DSLR videography a new dimension (I chose this project to be a test run with the RAW plugin)!
Steven Sasseville for painting the "taste" painting for me.
Pedro Sousa for his advice and working his ass off at the "creative work" chalkboard.
Wolfgang Kraus for letting me borrow his sound equipment.
Kai Löhnert for working out on his birthday in the "fight" take.
Wolfgang Hendrik Schnabel for giving me the museum-like atmosphere and his silhouette in the painting takes.
Hermiyas Ötztürk for his hairy "good enough" hand.
Orange Hive Studio for light equipment and location.
Mima and Heinz Sax-Schmitz for the location of the "ambitions" take and finding me the "finish 1 story" typewriter.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
Solveig Gold for being the most patient and supporting person in my life. She appears in a lot of scenes in this video.
Jutta and Uwe Sax for several pieces of equipment and their support.
MORE @ ralfholleis.com/VRZ-2
VRZ 1. is a track bike frame with 3d printed Stainless steal lugs glued together with carbon fiber tubes.
The VRZ 2 is the same set up with 3d printed Titanium Lugs and carbon belt drive... so its 4,9 kg
this method allows to build custom frames in a short period of time.
you could change the geometry to what ever you like, then the lugs gets generated by a software.
now we just need to print the parts finish them and glue the frame together.