A little ripper from from the Australian cinephenom’s Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel AKA Silver Dory Productions…
And yes we did just invent cinephenom, it’s a thing now, for bloody amazing cinematographers…
This is the trailer for 'summer' – part one of 'brindabellas'.
'brindabellas' is an infrared film (approximately 150 minutes in duration across 5 parts) featuring the sky and landscapes of the Canberra region of Australia – in particular the Brindabella Ranges. 'brindabellas' explores both the wider vistas and more intimate details of the natural processes and flows that are created by these ranges and, in turn, shape the very landscapes they arise from.
transpiration | transformation | imagination
Part one – 'summer' – explores the interplay of mountain light, air and water as these elements are transformed by summer heat and billowing storms form over shimmering forests.
development | notes
'brindabellas' evolved out of the short motion piece 'karst country' (2013) which was developed to explore the possibilities of creating infrared motion with RED Digital Cinema cameras. 'brindabellas' production started in June 2013 with the aim of creating a feature-length film entirely from this infrared footage – which uniquely captures the intricacies of sky and cloudscapes, the dynamics of rain and running water – and the shifting shadows across the changing seasons..
brindabellas | film details
Concept: developed and written by Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel.
Producer: Glen Ryan | silver dory productions
Cinematographer: Glen Ryan
Camera Operator & First Assistant Camera: James van der Moezel
Editor, Post Production Supervisor & Colourist: James van der Moezel
Original Soundtrack: Marcus Hooper and Andy Heaney
Sound design and recording: James van der Moezel and Glen Ryan
Preview: May 30, 2014 – Arc Cinema – National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, Australia.
General release: from May 28, 2015 (initially online – Vimeo on Demand)
Runtime: approximately 150 minutes – over 5 parts
Colour: black and white
Aspect Ratio: 2:1
Camera: Full-spectrum modified RED Epic-X and Red Epic-X – Nikkor lenses
Negative Format: Redcode RAW 5K
Images from the film (and prints from the the wider 'brindabellas' project) are also available in the limited edition monograph 'brindabellas – elements' – published by PQ Blackwell. This can be ordered here : https://www.silverdory.com.au/brindabellas-elements
brindabellas – overview – https://www.silverdory.com.au/brindabellas
brindabellas – frames from the film – https://www.silverdory.com.au/brindabellas-gallery
brindabellas – preview – https://www.silverdory.com.au/brindabellas-preview
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