Emerging From The Shadows
This is a test film for the agency DERELICHT.
I wanted to capture the essence of a night out, in a cinematic surrealistic, and poetic way, this would then be a classic three act short film.
I had a vision to try explore the feelings a person has on a night out in a club environment, from getting to the venue, the excitement that builds when you reach the club, you join a huge crowd of likeminded people waiting in line, patiently, then you enter the environment for the first time, its perfect, and its yours for the taking, you then begin to feel your away around, the club is peaking, and so are you, the vibe takes over, the sound takes over, and you forget everything that happens in the outside world, you have lost yourself, and then the last tune rings out though the huge sound system, the night has ended, and you begin to emerge from the shadows, from an underground alien landscape that has been your home for just a few hours.
The house lights come up, and you begin to come down, it dawns on you so suddenly, that when you reach the street again outside that you need to get home, the welcoming fresh air hits you, your sweaty, your skint, the sun is coming up, you need a bath, your hungry, you want more, you want to sleep, you can hear birds, your feet feel like bloody stumps, your mouth is dry, the first trains are starting to pull away, your ears are ringing, but your smiling, your happy, its an intense assault of the senses, only for you to do it all again on repeat in a few days time.
The soundscape I created is a little nod to cinema, I wanted to create a sound that has many layers, as if to put you in the picture. The more you listen and the more you look the more you see and feel. This is want it means to me.
This piece could also be used as a calling card for Derelicht, on their website and / or an intro to a live VJ set.
By the way, I should mention that the client supplied three images, as a point of inspiration, which i had to then choose one, and to design a film about that image, and what that image means to me. one of which was an image of an old bath…
Design & Production
London, England, January, 2014