Genre : Avant-pop
3’10 min – Technique : stop motion / video
8 500 photos, 400 printed photos burning, 10 liters of gasoline, 1kg of powder.
Directed, filmed and produced by Christophe Thockler
Extract from the Album Divine Love, composed by Victoria + Jean (Stockholm - SE)
I previously worked on a project involving ice melting, the video Cusp for Mimi Goese & Ben Neill (vimeo.com/29781924), and since that day, I have been thinking about creating a stop motion video only with fire, sparks, flames, smoke and explosions.
When Victoria and Jean asked me to choose a track to work with, I was immediately blown away by the powerful energy of Why Won't You, and fire immediately came back to mind. This piece of music was a perfect playground for me to play with rhythm, stop motion fast paced sequences, and of course, onirism and symbolism.
With this video, I wanted to do something I had never done before, a sort of metaphorically sensual piece of work. If you pay close attention to details (spherical elements, flames dancing, getting closer and mixing, bursts of fire, sparkles exploding in tunnels...) and to how the video is semiotically constructed, like a climax with epiphany moments, it should become a bit obvious. Shooting this video alone was quite an artistic challenge, but a very playful one.
Teaser for the upcoming release of "Hafenlichter" by Jens Eisel on 15th September 2014.
Directed by Woodyholl - Bastian Jentschke & Philipp Mundt
Actor car | Said Zuzic
Actress café | Abla Alaoui
Actor café | Wolfgang Bothmann
Actress bar&harbor | Kristina Heinrich
Actor bar&harbor | Moritz Leu
Actor caravan | Jan Pettersen
Music | Jahzzar - Airship Fury
Subtitles | Matthew Way - Wayfilm.de
Check out my Yellowstone Timelapse: vimeo.com/136752012
A Tour De Force of Rome, Pisa, San Gimignano / Tuscany and Venice. This video was shot in 2013 and has a combination of time-lapse and real-time footage. The footage was edited in Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Color correction was done in Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve.