Emmental fire festival

The Fire Festival in Signau, a small area in the Emmental valley, is a Swiss folk and artistic festival; a smaller equivalent of Burning Man in the U.S. My friend and independent filmmaker Yannick de Zordo – who plays bass guitar for Choo Choo and who produced the great video for their song “We Go” – visited this year’s event and filmed some of the proceedings using a dSLR, using a wide-aperture lens to make the most of the firelight. By using a wide aperture, only the proceedings lit be firelight are visible, which creates an intimate effect in the short film which is extended by the use of selective focus and a very narrow depth of field.

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  1. He communicated the atmosphere and excitement well. The editing’s really excellent.

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  2. And this guy is quick! Thanx to the artist for the great work in only 2 days! Very nice atmosphere in the dark, well edited. Thank you! andre, feuerfestival.org

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