The finalists of the lyrical category in the Vimeo awards take us on a breath-taking and often personal journey around and above planet Earth, with the creators of the 4 films showcasing distinct creative style through their shorts.
SYMMETRY – BY EVERYNONE
DN favourites Everynone explore the equilibrium of life with their perfectly balanced short Symmetry. Creative trio Will Hoffman, Daniel Mercadante & Julius Metoyer III employ split screen techniques throughout the entirety of their 3-minute short, which uses ying & yang themed images to ask “is the world full of deep symmetries and ordered pairs? Or do we live in a lopsided universe?”
UNDER THE CLOUDS – BY GIOACCHINO PETRONICCE
Using visuals and audio recorded during journeys from Toulouse to Paris, and from Paris to Martinique, Gioacchino Petronicce’s Under the Clouds takes us on a frantic, but somewhat tranquil journey through the ever changing landscapes of France. Shot on a Canon 7D with audio recorded on a Zoom H4N, Petronicce declared the visual aesthetics of his film as “not priority” and used sounds to guide the shoot and the edit.
EARTH – BY MICHAEL KÖNIG
Images don’t come much more striking than these ethereal time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011. Created using NASA photos taken hundred miles above our planet, König’s mesmerising film presents a journey around the Earth as we witness one of natures’ most spectacular events (the Northern Lights) and observe mankind’s footprint on the planet. Earth is a truly out of this world experience that somehow manages to capture of the majesty and fragility of this planet we inhabit in a mere 5-minutes.
A STORY FOR TOMORROW – BY GNARLY BAY PRODUCTIONS, INC
“A long, long time ago, there were 2 people who looked very much like yourselves. And as with you, they were on a journey – A quest if you will. To find what we all seem to be searching for”. Whilst A Story for tomorrow by Dan Riordan and Dana Saint (AKA Gnarly Bay Productions) may begin with a voiceover that appears to be transporting you to a fairytale world, its documentary style aesthetics provide a much more realistic vision of our on-screen couple’s journey. Spending five weeks travelling across Chile and Patagonia, Dan and Dana capture some stunning scenery on film, which combine with the epic voiceover to create a poetic narrative which builds throughout A Story for tomorrow.
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