L I N E A R / C U R V A T U R E
- creative field film sound, sound design, visual
- Client Name Leon Hänel, Cornelius Dürst, Florian Hambach
- Completion Date 04/05/2016
L I N E A R
Linear is a dystopian audio-visual composition that evokes the monotonous day-to-day of a society shaped by apathy and anonymity. The topic, rhythm of a city, is represented by the choice of locations, as well as the colour grading.
The film is divided into morning, midday and evening. Each of the three chapters uses different grayscaling, or more precisely, proportions of black and white. Towards the end of the film, this same cycle is repeated at a quicker rate.
The soundtrack, which exclusively uses field recordings from the set, matches not only the editing, but also corresponds to our impressions on set and the energy level of the different scenes.
C U R V A T U R E
Curvature is a surreal representation of the world, whose aesthetic ties in with Linear. In Curvature, Linear’s footage is mirrored several times over and, using its distinct and clear style, generates novel geometric shapes. This creates an unusual depiction of the city and its rhythms.
The soundtrack for both Linear and Curvature uses a typically dark and distinctly Berlin techno sound, which not only references the city itself, but also reinforces the dystopian and industrial visual style. As noted earlier, only field recordings from on location were used to produce the soundtrack, complementing the visuals of both Linear and Curvature.
Linear / Curvature was developed during the course Sound Studio with the guidance of Professor Marco Kuhn. The theme was Rhythm of a City.