Sam Hill - 3rd Aug 2012

In their highly impressive debut film, new directing duo Karl&Tynan have created a mesmerising fairy tale catwalk to showcase the work of fashion graduates. After taking an open brief from Ravensbourne College in London, the pair soon realised that they would have to show 80 different designs in one coherent film.

Taking cue from 'Ouroboros' - the classical symbol of the dragon eating its own tail - the video follows the journey of a girl travelling through a circular, but evolving world. Of course, it includes some rather dashing costumes...

"The aim was to create a film which showcases fashion without resorting to the usual catwalk format, so we came up with the idea of setting the outfits in everyday scenes which were then shot consecutively to make the film look like one continuous shot, all the while showcasing the designs in a fair and even way," say Karl&Tynan.

"The main challenge was to give even screen time to each outfit whilst maintaining pace and variety, and then working out the technicalities to execute the somewhat ambitious camera technique on our budget. Which included making our own motorised dolly system."

Directed and Edited by Karl&Tynan
Produced by Sofie Roberts
Music: Jack Phillips
Sound Design: Ricky Martin and Gulli Gunnarsson
Lighting: Russell Fleming
Camera: David Sedgwick
Set Design: Adam Cutts
Fashion Coordinators: Laura Stevens and Alex Osborne

Credits

Sound designRicky Martin and Gulli Gunnarsson
Director of PhotographyDavid Sedgwick

Sam Hill - 3rd Aug 2012

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