1976 meditates on presentiment and sound. The surreal short crafts an unsettling atmosphere of foreshadowing and immanent change. A clever combination of live footage and CGI, the film allows its soundtrack to drive the visuals. Everyday objects reverberate, twist and react to an oncoming pulse of events as they converge on a farmhouse lost in rural America.
A film by Aggressive, The Loop & Echoic.
Production Co: Aggressive
Directors: Alex Topaller, Dan Shapiro, Alex Mikhaylov
Art Director: Alex Mikhaylov
CG Supervisor: Max Chelyadnikov
Editor: Adam Thomson
Music & Sound Design: David Johnston, Tom Gilbert | Echoic
DP: Eli Born
Producer: Kelvin Craver
Production Designer: Geoff Flint
CG Artists: Max Chelyadnikov, Dmitry Paukov, Alex Frukta,
Vladimir Tomin, Daniel Rybkin, Valdemaras Dzengo, Danil Krivoruchko, Roman
Senko, Vladislav Solovjov
Production Manager: Dustin Pownall
Color Grade: Marshall Plante
Now in its 10th year, FITC Amsterdam returns to host the groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool $hit in between.
Created by Murat Pak, the creative mind behind undream.net - an international multi-award winning studio crafting inspiration for all media experiences.
'What was your inspiration for the creative for FITC Amsterdam X?'
If I would summarize it with a single word, it would be "potential". Event creative revolves around this idea of a "Product X" - which is shaped depending on the viewer/audience. Just like the output of any creative, I believe FITC, as a creative event, outputs something.
Following the path of Strange Freedom´s previous videos we wanted to move from rather materialistic and abstract creations towards a glimpse of humaneness but still up to one's neck in morass. In particular we focused on the most common feature of identification: the human face. At first, it seems defenseless, even motionless, dead, fading into the background like stone. It looks like endless layers of dust and debris smothering every pore, every twitch of expression. All blessings and wounds paint traces onto faces. »Lay down your weapons« describes a long battle to survive.
This music video is based on thousands of single macroscopic and microscopic photographies.
Strange Freedom - Lay Down Your Weapons