New York City | by: [SamAlive]
A brand new video essay from delve!
100 summers ago the countries of Europe collapsed quickly into war: it was sudden but also strangely inevitable. Countless books have been written since about the causes of The Great War, but in this video essay we offer an alternative history. By tracing the story backwards in time we stumble upon a very unexpected cause and discover that sometimes the most harmless of things can have terrible consequences.
Story Design & Direction: Adam Westbrook adamwestbrook.co.uk
Additional Photography: Brett Walsh brettwalshphotography.com
Animation: Adam Westbrook
Archive footage from the US National Archives released in the public domain
Stock footage via Videohive and Pond5
All photographs in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Satie’s Gymnopedie No. 2 performed by Kevin McLeod incompetech.com
Additional music and sound effects via AudioJungle
Story assistance from Caroline Vanier, Cody Delistraty and Chris Schaefer.
Indonesian translation: Farras Octara farrasoctara.com/
Spanish translation: Ana Ribera García-Rubio @molinos1282
Here are the books I used in researching this essay.
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman amazon.co.uk/The-Guns-August-Bestselling-Outbreak/dp/0241968216/
The War that Ended Peace by Margaret Macmillan amazon.co.uk/The-War-that-Ended-Peace/dp/1846682738/
Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 by Max Hastings amazon.co.uk/Catastrophe-Europe-Goes-War-1914/dp/0007519745/
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the coming of the Great War by Robert K Massie amazon.co.uk/Dreadnought-Britain-Germany-Coming-Great-ebook/dp/B00D5FOGL6
The Last Kaiser by Giles MacDonogh amazon.co.uk/Last-Kaiser-Life-Wilhelm-II/dp/0312305575/
The Influence of Sea Power on History 1660-1783 by Alfred T Mahan amazon.co.uk/Influence-Power-Upon-History-1660-1783/dp/1589801555
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The 1920s cabin outside Santa Rosa, California, had some challenges. The windows were small and the setting was forested and located along creekbed, all of which reduced the light. So San Francisco architect Amy Alper didn’t mess around: She added a large L-shaped living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, brightening the space dramatically and giving the house a living green wallpaper.
Photo: Eric Rorer
Hola Bogotá, buenos días.
Él es quien preservó la vida a nuestra alma, Y no permitió que nuestros pies resbalasen.Salmos 66:9-12
Porque tú nos probaste, oh Dios; Nos ensayaste como se afina la plata. Nos metiste en la red;
Pusiste sobre nuestros lomos pesada carga. Hiciste cabalgar hombres sobre nuestra cabeza;
Pasamos por el fuego y por el agua, Y nos sacaste a abundancia.
The fashion-short movie depicts a young girl’s journey to the realms of her deepest imagination. In the first act we experience her feelings of loneliness. She is longing for love, light, the unknown, a world yet to be discovered behind the web that entangles the tender bird of her existence - her desire for freedom is symbolized by the delicate beauty of wings and feathers.
When she receives a letter, her day-dreaming is ignited by the anticipation of his love in the form of elements and motions representing thoughts, images of freedom, flying, love, colors, energy, strength - intensifying and finally exploding. This image slowly fades back to a dull surreal scene where she finally awakes.
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
2013 - Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
2013 - Merit Award Experimental, The Indie Fest
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Film and Script Festival
2013 - Best Experimental Film, Big Apple Film Festival New York
2013 - Best Fashion and Design: Web Program or Video, The Taste Awards
NOMINATIONS & SELECTIONS:
2013 - Nominated for Best Editing, Berlin Fashion Film Festival
2013 - Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
2013 - Nominated for Best Film Of The Month, Indiedemand
2013 - Nominated for Best Fashion Film, Bornshorts
2014 - Nominated for Best Picture, best Actress, best Director, best Cinematography, best visualFX, best Art Direction, Mercedes-Benz bokeh south africa international fashion film festival
2014 - Nominated for Young Directors Award, category video art, CANNES
2013 - Selected, San Diego Film Festival
2013 - Selected, UK Film Festival
2013 - Selected, Ciclope Festival Berlin, Steffen Gentis
2013 - Selected, GoSee Berlin Reel Hour
2014 - Selected, New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles
Music: Sigur Rós - Varúð
Director: Damien Krisl
Director of Photography: Daniel Kunz
AD & Styling: Lea Küng
Motion Designer & Compositer: Florian Baumann
co-director: Joel Cartier
Cineflex Operator: Martin Bäbler
Weisscam Operator: Christian Witschi
Drone Operator: Raimond Stüssi (Pilot)
Drone: Caspar Brog
Steadycam Operator: Sebastian Geret
Unit Manager: Klemens Trenkle
Grip: Oliver Muff
Light: Fabio Gloor & Torvioll Jashari
AC: André Guadagno
2nd AC: Michael Mühlemann
Pyrotechnician: Simon Andy Voegelin
Pyrotechnician Assistent: Maurice Steinmann
Makeup & Hair: Christian Merz
Editor: Damien Krisl
Colorist: Thibaut Petillon
2nd Editor: Kim Culetto
Set Design Assistent: Sarah Schneider
Light by: BRONCOLOR (bron.ch)
Producers: Eclumes Studios in collaboration with LaPac, Cheese & Chocolate Film SA, Kamerawerk, Swisshelicam.com, BSV Productions, Fotogen, Creative Docks.