Full screen it and let it blow your mind with heartless beauty.
Hats off to you and your girlfriend, you’re a sack of dreamers and we all think you’re both really fucking cute – to the point where I just puked in the drawer next to me, closed it and locked it with a silver key.
This is what happens when young poets smoke a joint one afternoon in spring, find their buddy with a 5d and make something.
While not being quite certain that this relates to skate culture, besides the fake New York scene and the babes in lingerie, it’s a beautiful production and will certainly inspire some creative directors to rip it off.
“Paramount Studios is fantastical by nature,” says artist and filmmaker Aaron Rose of the faux New York City streets and sun-baked Los Angeles location of today’s cinematic fashion short. Sweeping through the vacant lot, Rose and his co-director, L’Officiel Hommes editor André Saraiva shot a dreamlike portrait of professional skateboarders Jerry Hsu, Austyn Gillette, and Josh Harmony, besuited in Dior Homme, Saint Laurent, and Prada. Set to the epic pop of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur,” the slow-motion skaters are confronted by a trio of models in lace lingerie led by Belgian beauty Anouck Lepere, in a touch that echoes the band’s 1980s videos. “It is his bicoastal perspective which started the idea for the film,” explains Saraiva of Rose’s past as founder of downtown New York institution Alleged Gallery, that is juxtaposed with his recent experience as a West Coast-dwelling artist. “We share a similar evolutionary process as creators, so it was natural to work together,” says Rose of his multidisciplinary Paris-based collaborator. “We were shooting two elements simultaneously, this film and a photo editorial. André would be shooting photos, then all of a sudden, he would hand me the stills camera. It was a wonderfully creative ping-pong volley.”
I would be lying to you if I said that this film was one second short of incredible, this is something that you have never seen before. I can assure you that.
Bot & Dolly used projections and a perfect combination of synchronized robotic movements to build a masterpiece that’s going to trip your eyes the fuck out.
Full screen it, 1080p it and immerse yourself in it.
“Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.”