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.

3 responses to “Emmental fire festival”

  1. Anna avatar

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

    1. Mark Howells-Mead avatar

      Thanks for the comment; Yan’s video stream is at https://vimeo.com/user8800702 and I’m sure he’d like to receive the comment directly too!

  2. andre avatar

    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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