For twenty years, the meticulous techniques that surround the modern taxidermy have consistently evolved. With them, it is the entire image of an ancestral discipline, often perceived as macabre, that is made dust-free.
The taxidermist is a sorcerer, an esthete who has the power to cheat death, restoring life to animals, harnessing his deepest passion in the name of Nature. He works behind the scenes, mandated in the greatest discretion by Museums of Natural History from all over the world.
A few months from now, we've get the chance to follow the precise work of one of the brightest of its kind. A timeless and remarkable meeting, to be discovered the best way possible through this 2-minutes short film.
Music: Aaron Martin - Color Loss
Sound design: Paul Sabin
Color grading: Arthur Paux
Voice-over: Paul Bandey
Text: Lise Beuve
Translation: Fiona Filipidis
Many thanks to:
Discover more about the artist's work on museom.modern-taxidermy.com
Depuis une vingtaine d'années, les techniques minutieuses qui entourent la taxidermie moderne n'ont cessé d'évoluer. Avec elles, c'est l'image toute entière d'une discipline ancestrale, souvent perçue comme macabre, qui est dépoussiérée.
Le taxidermiste est un sorcier, un esthète qui détient le pouvoir de tromper la mort, de redonner vie aux animaux, mettant toute sa passion au service de la Nature. Il oeuvre en coulisses, mandaté dans la plus grande discretion par les musées d'Histoire naturelle du monde entier.
Il y a quelques mois, nous avons eu la chance de suivre le travail d'un des plus brillants d'entre eux. Une rencontre tout aussi hors du temps qu'elle fût hors du commun.
Découvrez le travail de l'artiste sur museom.modern-taxidermy.com
Ronin Motorworks approached us to help craft a brand film highlighting the painstaking manufacturing process for their limited production motorcycle. Unlike a typical custom motorcycle, the team at Ronin combines old world craftsmanship and modern manufacturing methods to create a production-grade motorcycle like no other. In their own words, the art of making is not a clean, perfect process. It’s a battle. It’s controlled chaos. 47 Ronin Motorcycles will be created and then production will cease. Nearly 6 years after it’s inception, the team at Ronin are now delivering the first bikes.
For the film, Ronin Motorworks wanted to keep the focus on the bike itself, staying away from interviews and voice-over. From the filmmaking perspective this made for an interesting and challenging constraint, as we worked to visually craft the story in a way that echoed their design process and sensibilities.
Production Company: Futuristic Films
Directors: Jasper Gray/ Frank Pickell
Producer: Sarah Liles
DP: Frank Pickell
Manny Avalos is a Renaissance man. His expertise spans the subjects of mathematics, teaching, painting, music, and woodworking. After repairing a broken guitar for a friend, he was intrigued by the craftsmanship and detail that went into making a guitar. At 89 years old, Manny works out of his shed everyday, crafting custom guitars from scratch. It's not about the money for Manny, instead it's about the sheer joy of creating and discovering new things along the way.
Shot on GH4
Music by Musée Mécanique - The Shaker's Cask
Sound by Sean Hamilton
Mix by Kyle Garvey
Director: THE YOUTH
Writer: EDUARDO LUBIAZI and DURAN SODRÉ
Cinematography: YURI MARANHÃO
Editing and Colorgrading: JOÃO MACHADO
Assistant Cinematography: EDUARDO AZEVEDO
Camera: CESAR RAFAEL
Music: DIEGO POLONI
Sound Mixing: GIL COSTA
Handcraft and Voice: MAYCON ARAM
2013 CURITIBA - BRASIL
With the film ‘The Passion of Making’ Overgaard & Dyrman gives a glimpse of the crafting part of the creation of their Wire Dining Chair, showing the process, complexity and passion behind their debut furniture collection, the Wire Collection. A collection inspired by traditional saddle making techniques and metal work combined with the use of modern technology.
For further info: oandd.dk/
A film by Surrender Productions:
Creative director: Heine Kaarsberg
DOP/Editor: Kasper Rasmussen