Image & Sound

Image & Sound Concept

The documentary gets filmed with a Canon EOS C500 camera. Slow Motion (up to 180 frames per second), wide-angle and macro shots are frequently used visual tools to convey the feeling of traveling.

The speed, rhythm and the narrative pace in camera work and editing is determined by the protagonists. The stages of life of the protagonists serve as a template for the visual concept. The childhood part, for example, will often get captured with the hand-held camera that moves at the level of the child. And even more extreme points of view can take place. The old age part on the other hand gets filmed on a tripod and a slower speed in movement and cutting will be chosen. So the spectators experience a time and development journey by the visual concept.

At the climax of the scene the film is told alone on the effect of image and music – for example, during the wedding ceremony in Pakistan. These sequences can be imagined like scenes from the famous documentaries “Baraka” or “Samsara”. There are dream-like, trance-like and very emotional sequences that transport the film content purely on the feeling of the scenes.

Music

The music gets in this project to a very essential significance because through it the individual episodes are combined into a dramatic oeuvre. For this it will be composed its own film music, which gives the story a universal feeling and opens the possibilities to experience this film as an archaic, very emotional work.

To get closer to the feeling of the people and their culture traditional music is used which will be integrated into the film composition. Mainly it will be recorded already on location. Type, rhythm and tempo of the music are based on the milieus of the protagonists. For example at a portrait of a teenager from Iran could work with Iranian HipHop. At a portrait of an old man in Tibet, traditional music from Tibet will be appropriate.

 Music lesson for Labrang's monks using the traditional 13-foot horns.

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