NEW SHORT FILM: ZUR FARBENLEHRE (THEORY OF COLOURS)

Posted by Steven Jones | Fri Mar 23rd 2007 4:24 p.m.

ZUR FARBENLEHRE (THEORY OF COLOURS) -- a new short film for critique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hsvq-d7eK8

The footage for this film was shot entirely using the video camera on a Nokia N73 mobile phone. The footage was subsquently rendered and effected through software on a standard PC, prior to editing.

The soundtrack is 'Vladivostok' by Sonmi451 (Monotonik Records, 2006)

"When the eye sees a colour it is immediately excited, and it is its nature, spontaneously and of necessity, at once to produce another, which with the original colour comprehends the whole chromatic scale"

-- Goethe from 'Theory of Colours'

Length: 7 minutes and 25 seconds.

Azimuth Films UK, 2007
  • Michael Szpakowski | Fri Mar 23rd 2007 7:52 p.m.
    Gosh! - that's rather beautiful, but not in a random
    way - it's sensitively & carefully constructed too.
    Have you submitted it to the pocket films festival?

    http://www.festivalpocketfilms.fr/index.php

    I'm interested in the music which is nice in a sort of
    floaty, undemanding, ambientish way..but presumably
    wasn't written for the piece. Did you cut to it? Or
    did it seem right afterwards & you added it? Because
    the visual side of the video seems like a very
    *careful*, *thoughtful* affair, like you've paid quite
    a lot of close attention to each short sequence, to
    getting the feel right( & to realising, developping
    that gorgeous colour; is that straight out of the
    phone or did you push it a bit in the editing?) but
    then the music rather *imposes* its generalised
    melancholic ache on top, almost in spite, of this....
    not really a criticism.. more thinking aloud..I'd be
    interested to know your thoughts..
    michael

    --- azimuthfilms@hotmail.co.uk wrote:

    > ZUR FARBENLEHRE (THEORY OF COLOURS) -- a new short
    > film for critique.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hsvq-d7eK8
    >
    > The footage for this film was shot entirely using
    > the video camera on a Nokia N73 mobile phone. The
    > footage was subsquently rendered and effected
    > through software on a standard PC, prior to editing.
    >
    > The soundtrack is 'Vladivostok' by Sonmi451
    > (Monotonik Records, 2006)
    >
    > "When the eye sees a colour it is immediately
    > excited, and it is its nature, spontaneously and of
    > necessity, at once to produce another, which with
    > the original colour comprehends the whole chromatic
    > scale"
    >
    > -- Goethe from 'Theory of Colours'
    >
    > Length: 7 minutes and 25 seconds.
    >
    > Azimuth Films UK, 2007
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