As above, so below
April 26, 2020 9:30 PM   Subscribe

As Above is a short film exploring the tight link between the microscopic world and immensity of the universe. Illustrating our universe’s never ending dance of destruction and creation, in which life can emerge...

As Above was made of one single shot filmed on the 8mm2 (0.3 square inch) surface of a chemical reaction.

posted by Johnny Wallflower (5 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
Could anyone be surprised that chemical reactions can give rise to life?
posted by Termite at 10:49 PM on April 26


As Above is a short film exploring the tight link between the microscopic world and immensity of the universe.

Gorgeous microcinematography and beautiful soundtrack, but I'm still sticking with the old school exquisite explicitness of Charles and Ray Eames' Powers of Ten.
posted by fairmettle at 11:54 PM on April 26 [4 favorites]


It's an amazing video- but this struck me from the interview:

What chemicals are used? "I like to keep the details of my recipes secret. I see it as a way of protecting the magic surrounding the images."

I disagree- I would find the film much more interesting if I knew more about the chemistry involved. Although if he's colour grading, it might be comparable to the way films distort historical events.
posted by leibniz at 12:02 AM on April 27 [5 favorites]


In that moving slurry
The secret to creating petunias,
Roiling, reaching strands connect
White hot moon struggles to
Burn the devouring darkness
Giving rise to millions of tiny
Planets like frogs eggs
Equally spreading
Dissembled by a writhing sun
And one side cool flows
One side on fire
The birth of worlds unattended
By the calculating desire
Floating up and
Ending, with flaming
Flowers sudden eruption
Hello! It's just me.
posted by Oyéah at 9:20 AM on April 27 [3 favorites]


Does Metafilter have Schnoodledoos now? I have been gone a while.
posted by efalk at 6:27 PM on April 27


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