This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.
A trip through an electric desert, Dry Lights unfolds in an imagined environment of cacti and canyons, moving from hidden caves to lonely cliffs along pulsating rivers of light.
This experimental film lies somewhere between a site-specific installation and a performance, where choreographed lights meet organic landscapes. Like an imaginary city flickering in the dark, the lights beacon fragments of vague memories – faded moments, experiences, and topographies. A world in an erratic state of flux that seems to evade any grasp of clear control plays host to constantly alternating physical and mental landscapes. Moving without a destination in the dead hours of night, mesmerising, intermittent apparitions illuminate their surroundings, allowing personal narratives to breed.
Rising to the technical challenge of creating the foundation for this full 3D film almost entirely on my own, I partnered with composer Thomas Vaquié to set the stage for a singular universe to emerge.
More info: antivj.com/drylights
Nicolas Boritch: Producer
Xavier Chassaing: Director, Producer, Executive producer, Editing, Lighting, Clarisse rendering, Compositing, Environment TD designer, SFX.
Thomas Vaquié: Music and Sound Design
Dor Shamir: Artistic Director, Compositing
Xavier Leconte: Houdini Artist, Compositing
Thomas Van Maele: Houdini Artist
Ilana Shamoon: Artistic adviser