A Beautifully Choreographed Stop-Motion Film About Light and Shadow

The short film Luminaris makes clever use of daylight and time-lapse photography to tell a love story.

Juan Pablo Zaramella's short film Luminaris makes clever use of natural daylight and time-lapse photography to tell a love story. Sans dialog, the film plays with visual jokes and unexpected plot twists.  In a review for Short of the Week, James McNally explains that "the film took more than two years to make, mainly due to the unpredictability of weather conditions and especially the movement of the sun, which changed the shadows on the locations every day." The cinematography alone is stunning, capturing pristine patterns of shadow across Buenos Aires' cityscape.

For more work by Juan Pablo Zaramella, visit http://www.zaramella.com.ar/. 

Via Short of the Week

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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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