ORA (Images Right) – Directed by / Réalisé par Philippe Baylaucq, Produced by / Produit par René Chénier, Photo taken from the production / Photo tirée de la production, © 2011 National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada, All rights reserved / Tous droits réservés.
Philippe Baylaucq’s ground breaking film ORA created a sensation at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival with its unprecedented innovations in 3D thermal imaging. For SYLVA, Baylaucq and Philip Beesley will collaborate on a stereoscopic 3D film depicting the Hylozoic Series. The use of space, depth, movement, textures, form and light inherent to Beesley’s immersive environments provide the ideal subject matter for a 3D film experience, an original visual universe that stereoscopy is well equipped to convey and celebrate. 3D technology and vocabulary will bring the architectural, aesthetic and kinetic concerns of Beesley’s work to another level. What can be done with the stereoscopic tools to see and experience SYLVA in a new light? What unimagined new dimensions will the language of film, particularly stereoscopic filming, reveal?
Advances in digital imaging have made 3D stereoscopic cinematography an extraordinary immersive film experience. Innovative ways of perceiving space offer possibilities for new emotional connections. The recent successes of Wim Wenders’ Pina, portraying the famous German choreographer Pina Bausch, and Baylaucq’s own ground breaking work, ORA, have opened the door to the inventive and inspired use of stereoscopy to convey the richness of artistic subjects on the big screen – with depth.