- Written by ZF Team
- Category: Shorts
Emily Scaife brings to visual life the song Filled with Wonder Once Again by Bill Fay.
Emily Scaife is a RCA (Royal College of Art) graduate experimenting with both materials, colors and moods.
In her latest commission, Filled with Wonder Once Again by Bill Fay, she had a lot of resources to handle: early botanical illustration, Japanese woodblock prints, macro photography, and nature itself.
This is Official video from Bill Fay's upcoming record, 'Countless Branches' out January 17, 2020 on Dead Oceans label.
I wanted to create a dreamy world that melted reality into abstraction, with a sense of wonder - of nature large and small; and that explored themes of cycles and phases - of the tree & planet more broadly - Emily Scaife
Watch the film:
In her animating process, she combined analogue and digital - hand-drawing animal-skins, patterns and organic textures. She used coloured gels & photographic slides on overhead projectors to produce soft dappled washes of light.
Film Review (Vassilis Kroustallis):
Sometimes it pays off to be simple, and at the same time, multi-layered. Emily Scaife plays with almost invisible texture to re-create a natural pattern, so long sought for in our current climate. Nothing is intrusive in her film; the animal and non-animal specimens just acquire a dissolve-like feeling of things creating and re-creating themselves, one on top of the other (or one moving away or towards each other). The music's plea for renewed wonder finds its smooth and intricate visual accompaniment.