Energie! will be screened at Animanima in Cacak [Serbia] in september.
I have had my share of high voltage shocks from messing around with my tesla coil but this is extreme.
Energie! will be screened as part of the Best of Vienna Independent Shorts program at the Poolbar Festival in Feldkirch [Austria] in august.
Energie! was awarded Best of the Abstract Panorama Program at the Melbourne Int. Animation Festival.
I wrote about my new film Dromosphere for Projections. I’ve been working on this film for quite a while now and will soon upload some sketches to the sketches/WIP category. I hope to be able to finish it sometime this year. Anyway, here’s the link.
Before I made Energie! I experimented a bit with high voltages. My first idea was to do stuff with filming the sparks of the tesla coil I build. But that didn’t amount to much. Then I thought it would be interesting to expose the filmmaterial directly with high voltage discharges. But somehow I wasn’t really excited about how it looked like when projected. See for yourself:
Here is a clip with the projection of the above material and also the high voltage discharges of my tesla coil. Since my bolex operates mechanically I was able to get it really close to the discharges (some sparks even hit the camera body during the filming) without having to fear destroying the camera. That wouldn’t work with a video camera;-)