A Stunning, Dreamlike Animation About Escaping Gravity

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In Gravity // Un Rêve de Demain, a young woman wakes up to find that she has become weightless, and floats through life until gravity inevitably catches up with her.

The film uses stop-motion animation to create the impression of flying through hundreds of photographs of the actress, Natalia Dufraisse, jumping. It's a common gimmick, but this surreal short animation is so much more than that, thanks to its beautiful cinematography and haunting imagery. The filmmaker, Filip Piskorzynski, explains that the pair shot the video over the course of seven days in Burkina Faso, Hamburg, and Brussels. The music is "Taste City" by Rone

For more work by Filip Piskorzynski, visit http://www.polaroidface.com.  For more by Natalia Dufraisse, see http://nataliadufraisse.blogspot.com.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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