Creative Industry Practice – La Jetée: by Chris Marker

Blog, Creative Industry Practice, Pastiche 1560, Visual Communication

“Real children, real birds, real cats, real graves”

Last Thursday morning Michelle talked to us about La Jetée by Chris Marker, in relation to a quick Adobe Premiere exorcise she was setting us. La Jetée is a short post-apocalyptic, science fiction, Argos films production made entirely of still photographs, released in 1962. It’s a stunning piece of art film, and completely encapsulating through it’s use of music, narration, photo montage and editing techniques. And shows how much you can do with a limited palette.

Watch the whole film below…

Aesthetically it reminds me a little of this video for my old band Hatcham Social for a song called More Power To Live, directed by David Blanco(a great designer). Again using stills and similar editing techniques.

As well as this one for a song from our last album called Life In An Endless Love Song, directed by myself, using images I photographed from a Life magazine book on the history of human space exploration.

 

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