Experimental Tag Archive

Nature, Movement & Fashion Coalesce in Felicia Manning’s Restorative Dance Film ‘The Best Ain’t Happened Yet’

Art & Fashion

14th October, 2021

Director Felicia Manning takes DN inside the creation of her joyous experimental dance ode to the liberating sensations of freedom, nature and lightness.

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Caraz Straddles the Gap Between Childhood & Adulthood in the Surreal ‘Do Butterflies Remember Being Caterpillars?’

Art & Fashion

12th October, 2021

Caraz discusses the unpredictable and childlike choreography behind her surreal dance exploration of the dichotomy between childhood and adulthood.

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Jordan Findlay Examines the Phenomena of Quantum Entanglement and the Power of Shared Experiences in ‘Limbic’

Live Action

30th September, 2021

Director Jordan Findlay breaks down the complex 50-light lighting rig required for the ethereal visuals of his experimental 16mm short.

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Nicolaas Schmidt Crafts a Mesmerising and Minimalist Work of Sly Romance in Arthouse Drama ‘FIRST TIME’

Live Action

23rd September, 2021

Nicolaas Schmidt reveals how he combined irony with romance to excellent effect in the static yet constantly moving minimalist film 'FIRST TIME'.

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Fatty Soprano & Shutterr Examine Self-Worth and Online Culture in Experimental Drama ‘Dimanche’

Live Action

22nd September, 2021

Fatty Soprano & Shutterr talk through the technical know-how behind the alluring, hazy cinematography of their social media questioning drama 'Dimanche'.

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Life Is a Journey Not a Destination in Christopher Hanany’s Free-Flowing Spiritual Dance Short ‘The Way’

Art & Fashion

6th September, 2021

Christopher Hanany talks to DN about the benefits he found in trusting his performers and embracing their spontaneity for spiritual dance short 'The Way'.

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Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Challenges the Aestheticising of Black Lives in Ardent Visual Poem ‘Gold Token’

Art & Fashion

30th August, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah explains how she channelled her frustration with the surface level activism of the BLM movement into her visual poem 'Gold Token'.

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Tony Wang Encourages Us to Share Our Inner Emotions Through One-Take Dance Short ‘Kindred Bodies’

Art & Fashion

17th August, 2021

Tony Wang reveals how the creative distillation of his dance film resulted in its emotive choreography being captured in a single observational shot.

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How Colin Read Built a 35mm Bullet Time Rig for Experimental Converse Skateboard Short ‘Time Web’

Art & Fashion

16th August, 2021

DN alum Colin Read explains the intricate technical solutions needed to execute his frozen skateboarding 104 pinhole camera Converse short ’Time Web’.

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Rodrigo Inada & NONO’s Experimental Short ‘Terra Cene’ Casts a Time Capsule as an Urgent Message of Awareness

Live Action

13th August, 2021

Rodrigo Inada and NONO discuss the aesthetic lure of shooting on location in Ukraine for 16mm short 'Terra Cene', a film about (how to stop) a countdown.

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Disney’s ‘Short Circuit’ Season Two Shows off the Animation Studio’s More Experimental Side

Animation

3rd August, 2021

From delightful evocations of home to experiments in pure sound and colour, Disney's Short Circuit programme shows off the next generation of studio talent.

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Adrián Suárez Interconnects the Rich Beauty of Nature and the Human Body in Sensorial Short ‘Skins’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

24th July, 2021

Adrián Suárez discusses conveying the interconnectedness of the human body and the Earth we inhabit in beautifully realised experimental short 'Skins'.

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