“Scintillation” by Xavier Chassaing

Via DJ Dead Billy.

This exquisite short –watch it full screen in high def at the Vimeo site– is described by director Xavier Chassaing as “an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.” The score, a haunting, slightly ominous sample-based piece by Fedaden called “Contrecour”, has been on repeat in my headphones for an hour. (Can anyone identify the ubiquitous classical piece from which that looping, opening strain is taken? Gah, it’s on the tip of my brain!!)

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14 Responses to ““Scintillation” by Xavier Chassaing”

  1. Fluffmitten Says:

    It’s Bach’s Air on a G String, but you knew that ;)

  2. Dominic Says:

    I believe that looping classical piece is Bach’s Air from Suite No.3 (otherwise known as Air on a G String http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zpaPX_5hwo)

  3. Katy Says:

    That loop is from Bach’s “Air on the G String,” I believe. :)

  4. Mer Says:

    RIGHT! *facepalm* DOY!!

    I am a bad, bad classical monkey.

    Thanks, guys.

  5. Tanya Says:

    Sometimes the only thing I can truly say, after seeing something beautiful and mysterious and innovative, is just – Wow. Cool. That’s it.

  6. Ben Morris Says:

    I love this short film. The fact that my mac is too slow to playback the HD version without skipping is making me very sad right now.

  7. Jill Says:

    Hauntingly Beautiful

  8. vbright Says:

    Wow, Hause, this is fckin great!

  9. Vivacious G Says:

    Completely beautiful audio and visual, thank you.

  10. Zoetica Says:

    Finally got a chance to watch this and it’s easily the most inspiring video I’ve seen in weeks. Not to mention technically impressive. Thank you, Mer!!

  11. Daniel Says:

    Where can we get the Score? Where did you get a copy, Mer? x

  12. Mer Says:

    Daniel, I bought “Contrecour” and a couple of Fedaden’s other more understated ambient songs on iTunes.

  13. Daniel Says:

    Oh Im a Creative Zen user so I don’t use iTunes :(

    I’ll search around, it might be on Amazon MP3 or something, thanks though Mer :)

  14. Mandi Says:

    This is simply beautiful….the song reminds me A LOT of Pieter Nooten’s solo work.