Vertical Film Festival

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Vertical Film Festival

Adam is co-founder/director of the Vertical Film Festival in Katoomba in Australia's Blue Mountains. Along with his sister Natasha, he created the Festival, the world's first competition for vertical video, as a platform for exploring cinematic undercurrents that make us think about how we frame the world. 
More details and a short essay on the format may be found at the Festival's website: http://vertical.video

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in the heat of the moment

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in the heat of the moment

in the heat of the moment thermographically images nudes in Australian bush environments to explore — on an aesthetic level — anthropogenic (human-made) global warming. It uses a high-resolution thermal imaging camera generously loaned from Dr. Andrea Leigh in the UTS Climate Change Cluster (C3), where it's used to analyse leaf temperatures in Australia's arid zones. The imager records hundreds of thousands of points of heat data in infrared wavelengths before visualising them in colour spectra apprehensible to the human eye.

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raise | retreat | rise  (Polyptych Nº1)

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raise | retreat | rise (Polyptych Nº1)

An 8hr05min video triptych which deals with the sensory imperceptibility of climate change in our day-to-day existence — postulating it as one explanation for our collective inaction in the face of an existential threat.

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Camel Roundabout

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Camel Roundabout

The wanderings of a herd of camels lost amidst the roundabouts of an abandoned desert ‘suburb’ in the UAE.  Single-channel HD video with sound.

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METROpolis

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METROpolis

A timelapse journey revealing a metropolis seemingly devoid of human presence.
Single-channel HD video with sound.

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Roads to Nowhere

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Roads to Nowhere

An exhibition of photographic stills & video art shot in and around Dubai after the global financial crisis.

Deserted, fully-signposted multi-lane highways cut swathes through the sand, only to end equally precipitously in the middle of nowhere; monuments to excess and the money that ran out.

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Al Quds Underground (I Live in the Centre of the World)

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Al Quds Underground (I Live in the Centre of the World)

In this online documentary, you can navigate your way through the web of streets that form the Old City of Jerusalem (Al Quds).  The interface give you an impression of moving through it.  Sometimes, you will find doorways that you can enter, doorways that take you into the hidden layers of Jerusalem.

 

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The Cats of Santorini

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The Cats of Santorini

Every year at the end of autumn, tourists and workers depart the Mediterranean islands of Greece, leaving behind hundreds of cats to fend for themselves.  To the music of Sibelius'Valse Triste, we follow them through the beautiful, near-deserted island village of Oía on Santorini.

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Sydney Opera House: Miscellaneous Videos

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Sydney Opera House: Miscellaneous Videos

Examples include Architects of Air’s Mirazozo, Joss Whedon live on stage, an interview with Gotham Chopra On The Future of Comics, Babies Proms’ The Four Seasonsand A Load of Rubbish, made as an in-house recycling-awareness video for Greening The House.

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Following Fryderyk Chopin

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Following Fryderyk Chopin

Australia's SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra follows in the great Polish composer's footsteps: from Warsaw to Kraków, Prague to Vienna and Paris, 200 years after Chopin’s birth.

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Elena Kats-Chernin’s Wild Swans Suite

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Elena Kats-Chernin’s Wild Swans Suite

SBS Youth Orchestra gives the concert première of the “Wild Swans Suite” by Uzbek-born Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.  It features footage of Uzbekistan’s astonishing Silk Road architecture from Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand.

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