Film by Jeff Desom
Music by Hauschka
Dreamlike video by young filmmaker Jeff Desom for Hauschka’s Morgenrot, from his new album Ferndorf (FatCat Records)
“The finished animation is mostly made from early twentieth century photographs that I found while browsing through the vast collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. I also used old postcards from New York that I purchased at a flea market in Paris. Most of the time I would only zoom into a tiny portion of the picture and utilise that as my frame.
“The hardest part was to make it look as if it had been pasted together from a lost reel depicting this curious experiment where they’d lightened up a piano and thrown it off a building only to see what would happen. The kind of unnecessary crash test executed under the sole purpose of drooling over the beauty of slow motion.”
- Jeff Desom on making the video
via -Planetary Folklore
bh: This is a fantastic little film. The use of old photos gives it an almost illustrated feel. In fact it reminds me of Chris Van Allsburg’s drawings in The Mysteries of Harris Burdick