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Beno Saradzic

Jun17

'THE VOYAGE' and how it shaped me

By Beno Saradzic, Wednesday June 17, 2015
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi has seven crystal chandeliers made by Faustig (Munich, Germany) situated inside its halls and foyers. The largest is located in the main prayer hall and is considered one of the world’s largest in a mosque.It weighs approximately 12 tons. All chandeliers are made from gilded stainless steel and gilded brass. Nearly 40 kilogrammes of 24 carat galvanized gold was used. Glass panels installed in these chandeliers are studded with Swarovski crystals.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi has seven crystal chandeliers made by Faustig (Munich, Germany) situated inside its halls and foyers. The largest is located in the main prayer hall and is considered one of the world’s largest in a mosque.It weighs approximately 12 tons. All chandeliers are made from gilded stainless steel and gilded brass. Nearly 40 kilogrammes of 24 carat galvanized gold was used. Glass panels installed in these chandeliers are studded with Swarovski crystals. © Beno Saradzic

Technology’s unstoppable march isn’t sparing anyone. Filmmakers know this better than most. They need to stay updated or risk becoming dinosaurs, forgotten in time. All the latest advances in light capturing technology are impressive and astounding, but they don’t necessarily lead to making better films. They can in fact be blinding to the art of filmmaking. Good tools are definitely needed to make good films but if they are not powered by the subtle craft of the person using them, they are left soulless.

Whenever I am not shooting for clients, I use my free time to watch as many films as I possibly can. They help me build my visual references and spark my imagination. I love discovering new filming techniques. This practice involves a variety of tools needed to make timelapses with the aim of finding ways to use them better. It's a never ending quest to form my personal, unique style of expression. It’s a voyage with many dead ends, locked doors and loop holes. That’s the nature of filmmaking; finding a balance between creativity, storytelling and the science of light. It's a strange and very often counterintuitive process. Every lesson is a hard fought and often lost battle. No lesson however, no matter how failed, is ever wasted.

'THE VOYAGE' started out as a collage of disjointed timelapse sequences, shot over several months in early 2015. I was teaching myself new ways to move the camera, using existing and newly developed motion control systems. Once I had enough material on my hard drives, I decided to create a short film. I always aim to create a more immersive, intimate way of experiencing the scene as it unfolds in front of the camera’s lens. Instead of entertaining the viewer with high-impact, dynamic and highly stylized scene transitions, I prefer a calmer, linear approach to visual storytelling.

I’m a great fan of David Lean’s and Stanley Kubrick’s films. The works of these two filmmakers have had a profound influence on my appreciation of film. I was particularly fascinated with the precision of composition and framing of each scene in all the movies they ever made. I admired the way they crafted and shaped the light, like classic painters on canvas. Both filmmakers were known for their patience and waited for the moment to happen spontaneously, and then they would let it linger and play out on the screen. Their philosophy, where nothing is rushed, translates so well into time lapse filmmaking.

‘THE VOYAGE’ is infused with a re-discovered appreciation for my filmmaking idols, my love for architecture and timelapse cinematography. ‘THE VOYAGE’ represents my coming of age as a filmmaker with a profound passion for the craft.
‘THE VOYAGE’ is a first place winner in the Time Lapse Category at the 5th Season of the ‘Spaces of Light’ Photography Award in Abu Dhabi.

See 'THE VOYAGE' in HD: https://vimeo.com/130654451

There are 82 domes of various sizes and the largest is located in the centre of the main prayer hall. The design elements include pure white marble cladding; onion shaped ‘crowns’ and crescent shaped finials decorated with gold-glass mosaic. The elongated windows allow the natural light to enter the prayer halls.

There are 82 domes of various sizes and the largest is located in the centre of the main prayer hall. The design elements include pure white marble cladding; onion shaped ‘crowns’ and crescent shaped finials decorated with gold-glass mosaic. The elongated windows allow the natural light to enter the prayer halls. © Beno Saradzic

Mihrab is a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla; that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying. The wall in which a mihrab appears is thus the "qibla wall."

Mihrab is a semicircular niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla; that is, the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca and hence the direction that Muslims should face when praying. The wall in which a mihrab appears is thus the "qibla wall." © Beno Saradzic