We really enjoyed working on this beautiful film from Elias. Here's some words from him
"Design Starts Here is my graduation project for the MA Graphic Moving Image course at London College of Communication. From my research into the motion design and graphic design industries, I have often discovered that many people place too much of an emphasis on software. I wanted to express in my short film how good design is in fact about coming up with ideas – that often start from pencil and paper – not just the tools at your disposal."
An inspiration for this session was a conversation with my 3year old daughter while dressing up to go out:
- Daddy, I don’t want to put this jacket on. - she moaned
- Me too, darling but it is very cold outside. - I explained
- How cold?
and I had to figure out an interesting answer which would satisfy a preschooler’s curiosity, so I told her:
- It is so cold that even soap bubbles freeze and it looks really beautiful, you know?
I saw a sparkle in her eye so I promised to make a film to show her that. She was so excited about this idea that of course she forgot that she didn’t want to put her jacket on. It wasn’t easy to capture those bubbles because only around 5-10% of them didn’t break instantly and as you can imagine it was a challenge to be patient at -15 Celsius ;) but it was worth it because now that my daughter has seen it, winter is magic for her.
It all begins with a spark. INSPIRED is the second film in a series that explores what drives today’s most diverse and interesting professional photographers and filmmakers. In this film, Dixie Dixon, Matthias Hangst, Bill Frakes, Ole Jørgen Liodden, and Mirco Lazzari, all using the Nikon D5, share their diverse and impassioned approaches to their work, from high New York City fashion to Italian motor racing, professional sports, Nebraskan plains and Alaskan wildlife.