VIBRATIONS - VR documentary - 14 min -2015
Based around the events of the Nepal Earthquakes of 2015, it follows the journey of two filmmakers, who decide to document the aftermath of a massive earthquake, after one of them has a dream about it, but can’t remember it. As they go chasing this dream, strange events unravel, and deeper questions emerge out of the chaos, leading to powerful discoveries, both physical and metaphysical.
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A POETIC JOURNEY
A POETIC JOURNEY
Two days after a major earthquake Ando woke up with a heavy feeling ; something he instinctively knew that he had to go document the tragedy right away. The next day they arrived in Kathmandu. The entire country experienced something that changed their lives in an instant, and reminded them of the illusion of control. Instead of dread and terror, they encounter resilience. Nepalis burst into laughter, at the absurdity of the situation.
Our motivation was to push boundaries of what a documentation is defined with the help of the immersive technique of 360° camera. We experimented with many innovative techniques of VR. For example, compositing : for the need of an interview we juxtaposed like a collage a 360° video with a linear video of a person speaking. In this way we hope the viewer develops a sence of intimacy with the people we shot. Also the sense of presence is heightened with a mind-blowing introduction scene of experiencing inside an avalanche.
The film is not about information because we wished to bypass the burdening weight of realism and prefers to reach poetry. we embarked on a very subjective journey during the aftermath of a major human tragedy. In the middle of the chaos our trajectory goes from the outskirts to the epicenter, encountering different levels of empathy, ranging from organizational to personal, but also extreme selfishness. What humanity can we find in a destructive event beyond scale ? How to document it ?
direction : ANDO & PYARE camera : ANDO SHAH editing : PIERRE FRIQUET VR & Technical Direction : ANDO SHAH
sound design : NIRAJ GERA VO sound recording : ADAMANTIA KLONARIS music : MAXIME HERVÉ
sound post-production : AURAL MAYHEM STUDIO (Mumbai)
order of appearance :
DANIEL BEREHULAK, JAMES NACHTWEY, YUN TENG WANG PO, REVATI GURUNG, MAJOR ASHISH, MAJOR SREE, KARSANG DOLMA, GANESH PURI