Life Cycle

A minimalist film about the cycle of life

Inspired by optical effects of stained glass and the lifecycle of a spinning coin. The film was shot in-camera at a macro scale. Spinning coloured lenses were shot in a white space, then key scenes were enhanced and composited to create a ballet of spinning forms.

 

The film tells a story of a life cycle – from a single being searching, then meeting another. They continue on a journey together, their family grows, then leaves. The pair of them remaining, spinning. The life of one being begins to slow, its balance lost, before settling into peace.

Credits

Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Director of Photography: Shaun Bloodworth
Editing: Matt Pyke / Alan Silvester
Producer: Greg Povey

Music: Blue Bucket of Gold (remix), Sufjan Stevens