I don’t think I’ve ever posted two videos from one artist in a day before, but after Alex posted this video by Michael Langan, I listened to his suggestion to watch the other video he made called Heliotropes. Basically, I fell in love with it and I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I needed to post it. The video is inspired by the poem of the same name by Brian Christian, a beautifully worded piece on our relationship with the sun (or at least that was my interpretation, I’ve always been miserable at poetry).
The way that Michael put the video together is stunning, a unique but nearly spot-on interpretation of the poem. It’s everything really, it’s the sounds he chose, the visuals, the pacing. The best part though has to be the Audubon bird images and planes spliced together to form a sort of animation, even though they’re all completely different. It must have taken a ton of time to create the sequence, but it’s absolutely beautiful.
If you watch this video, I highly suggest you put on a pair of headphones and tell everyone around you to leave you alone. You really need to soak this one in.