Experimental

Experimental

My interest for experimental filming found it’s home at terracollage.com. Terracollage discusses the evolution of experimental macro cinematography and gives detailed insight into organic FX and its methods. The biggest aim of my work as visual artist is to create pictures and sceneries with “the never seen before effect” and to technically squeeze out the absolute maximum without the use of any CGI or effects. My footage is strickly 2D. It’s not about animation, it is about composition in front of the camera. Therefore I run extensive test series with fluids, colors, powders and other substances to systematically research what substances do on their own and how I can make them behave in a certain way. The process is challenging especially from a technical point of view because you will not get a credible scene if you just film and shoot. You need to work out the narrative potential of a setting and constructively capture what you need to build a sequence. You need to think cinematic.

I invite you to get a closer look at my work – both motion picture and photography. Feel free to contact me for high resolution prints and 4K video stock footage. And for more details, please visit terracollage.com.


SINGULARITY

Year:               2016

Length:           5:24

Format:          1080p

Genre:            macro cinematographic short film

An ode to planet earth, solely told with organic fluids and a tiny crystal ball.
Sometimes, the complexity of simplicity makes us fail to preserve the fundament of all we are and all we represent. But reaching awareness is not about the end, it is about the beginning. SINGULARITY takes us back to zero hour, 4.5 billion years back in time. It is the story of an indescribable hazard and a singular fortune: the fortune of being a human.

 

ARTICLES:

The Creators Project: „Stunning Organic VFX recreate the Big Bang“
FStoppers: „Macro Photographer Creates Amazing Organic Video FX Inspired by the Big Bang“
Digitalrev: „Macro Photographer Creates Entire Galaxies From His Tabletop“
DIY Photography: „4K Macro Video Makes Tabletop Landscapes Look like Ethereal Masterpieces“
Made In Shoreditch: „The Milky Way’s Inception in macro Cinematography“
PSD Tutorials: „Makros mit Sogwirkung“


RADIOLARIANS

Year:               2016

Length:           3:48

Format:          1080p

Genre:            macro cinematographic short film

„A Drop Can Make A Universe.“

RADIOLARIANS is an experimental macro short which is exclusively made with ink, alcohol and rapeseed oil. It shows extraordinary organic forms and figures which are almost invisible to the eye. They remind one of Ernst Haeckels Radiolarians which are part of his fascination monograph “Artforms in Nature” from 1904.
The behavior and movements of these animate beings are captured with a high resolution camera and a macro lens. By inverting the picture in post, the rich colors and textures of the elements are brought to life. What you see are drops of ink, decomposing into thousands of microscopic dots which behave like an organized entity in perfect order. A tiny mesh going into rest position, sinking in a sheen of oil before finally disappearing.

 

ARTICLES:

Patterns of Life Emerge in Petri Dish Macro Videography
RADIOLARIANS – An Artform In Nature
RADIOLARIANS – Out Now!


STREAM – EXPLORE THE UNSEEN

Year:               2015

Length:           5:21

Format:          1080p

Genre:            macro cinematographic short film

 

STREAM is one of the first evidences to show the beauty and colorfulness of fluids and particles in tiny areas, only have an inch wide and not visible to the naked eye. It’s all about the dramaturgy of emergence and fading, offering the viewer plenty of allegories and associations to let the mind float and travel.
The idea of STREAM was to stage the genesis of a tiny universe which only exists for a very short time on a glass plate and then dissolves into a messy stream of oil, ink and water. The universe itself needed to appear as a well-defined, glowing and shining phenomenon which reminds the viewer of a look through a telescope. The atmosphere full of stars, planets, clouds and fog emerges from huge colorful streams, forming balls and bubbles. Their surfaces reflect the background pattern, giving the objects a quite three-dimensional look and feel. The space expands more and more into the depth, until upcoming star bursts make the whole system collapse. The illusion decomposes to a dark splash of substances and disappears as fast as it came up.

 

ARTICLES:

Konbini: „See a Microscopic Universe unfold in vivid Detail“
SLR Lounge: „Stream – The genesis of a tiny Universe“
AlteredAsthetics: „On Roman De Giuli and The Unseen“
Kwerfeldein: „Die 5 Videos des Monats“

LIVE SHOWS

Year:               2015 / 2016

Length:           45 – 60 min

Format:          1080p

Genre:            macro cinematographic live shows with stacks of up to 10 petri dishes

 

 

 

 

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