TITLE : " 500 YEARS OLD, A TONE "
FORMAT : HD VIDEO
DURATION : 4'48''
In a mysterious world, Lippie is madly running away, threatened by stalking lights. She finds refuge in the home of Charlot. They then explore the post-apocalyptic landscape that surrounds them while born a fragile affection. After dark, disturbing lights are reappearing, forcing them to flee…
LETTER OF INTENT
"500 years old, has Tone" is primarily a love song to the memory of a melancholic and luminous past history, engraved forever in this melody. To embody this story I chose an imaginary couple. A modern and timeless woman - mythical and eternal - Lippie - who meets a fictional character - Charlot. These two figures, despite their differences, will accompany each other in their wanderings as to protect themselves from the hostile world, and try to flee to another place. The universe of the film is dreamlike, timeless, sometimes even disturbing. In the first part of the film, the image is without artifice, and we stay close to the characters. We will focus on their looks, their gestures, that will feed the secret of their silent interactions. Then, as they wander, the camera moves away gradually to reveal vast natural settings. The use of slow motion images will work on visual memory fantasized by memories and feelings / emotions they entail. The day sequences will be filmed in color during the twilight hours, allowing us to maintain the dreamy atmosphere originally set up by the black and white sequences at dusk. The result will be a hybrid film, as hybrid as the combination of our two characters: a couple that everything oppose but transcended by their dichotomy. They encounter the time of this song. We consider this video as a short film.
Aesthetic references for the color :
- Badlands by Terrence Malick
- Lovely Bones by Peter Jackson
Aesthetic references for black and white :
- Wings of desire by Wim Wenders
- Modern times by Charlie Chaplin
- Nosferatu by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Antonin, our DOP, recently put together equipment with which we will shoot, an "electronic-steadicam". This is what he did:
A summer stroll through the rushes of Antonin. Taken here and there, in constant search of the sun.
In this video Antonin gathers footage taken during a trip to Patagonia in early 2013.
Nosferatu's bad ass car
Charlot & Lippie's amazing Lotus
Abandoned train station
Lippie Aka Lippie
Charlot aka Aziz Bouayad
Nosferatu aka Nicolas Granger
Charlot's dog aka Cutie !
Lippie and the director of the clip, Emmanuel Clemenceau, met for the first time in Paris 6 years ago. Then they lived various adventures from Berlin to Los Angeles. This clip is an opportunity for them to work together at last after all these years of parallel wanderings.
Lippie & Emmanuel