Design Friday. FRICTIONS.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish I was still in school. Every time I turn around I find some new work produced by a group of students that is absolutely fantastic. this video is no exception.

Frictions is a graduation project that was filmed and produced at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. It mixes live action footage with stop motion photography and combines the two to visually tell a story through the movement of the dancer and his interaction with the colors around him.

The film was shot on a Canon 5D mkII against a blue screen and composited with the current background. This film demonstrates excellent sound design, choreography, cinematography, editing, and visual effects. My hat goes off to the entire team of students that made this work.

Directed by: Steven Briand
Choreographer: Clara Henry
Cinematographer and cameraman: Pierre Yves Dougnac
Music and sound design: Moritz Reich & Agathe Courtin
Visual effects: Francis Cutter & Benoit masson
Costume: 2WS – world wild souls
First assistant: Romain Daudet Jahan
Animation assistants: Nathalie Anne Boucher, Camille Chabert & Luca Fiore
Visual effects assitant: Sarah Escamilla