Dir & Prod: Vishal Shah Double Bass by: Eduardo Rodriguez DoP: Lewin St Cyr Studio Assistance: Renata Kudlacek 3D Specialist: Rob Rauchfuss 3D Artist: Peter Kienetz Sound Design: Benjamin Alejandro
Participants in Order of Appearance. Paulina Vassileva Kanti DeBiswas Steve Baker María Alché Anthea Hamilton Ksenia Maximova Conrad Edwards Ray Domingo
Duration: 3’ 58” Authorship: 2016 Origination: HD 1920 X 1080 Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Vellum is a moving sound sculpture. Projected 2D double images are aesthetically 3D extruded and in constant rotation. The plateau of each extrusion is either hidden or limited, holding and composing the pictorial plane. Movements are fast and slow turning into sculptural islands to the sound of an improvised double bass. Vellum is beautiful in detail and timely in each movement. Everything is concealed and only the end reveals the true story.
Clash of Kings #YouRule TV Spot with Bastian Schweinsteiger
Director & Producer: Vishal Shah Sound: Adam Stansbie Assistance: David Abrantes & Rob Rauchfuss
Duration: 4’14’’ Authorship: 2013 Origination: HD 1920 X 1080 Aspect Ratio: 16:9
epoh rises in the city of Mumbai where, beyond the Gateway of India, we see a diamond-studded pink city guarded by two tigers. epoh moves on. Europe flashes past. Continents emerge and disappear. Finally epoh departs.
What is epoh carrying? A mysterious orb fills his basket... He looks to it and takes comfort, then continues on his journey, battling on, into the unknown. Finally, when he can go no further, epoh delivers his message...
In this short animation we are taken on an expedition - an adventure of discovery - into the unknown. Although we witness the trials of epoh, and his quest to deliver his message, we are encouraged to reflect our own journey and ultimately, the universality of hope...
Promo video for the luxury hotel Lone in Rovinj, Croatia
TADO Smart AC Control
Channel 4: Battlefront
Channel 4 online initiative encouraging young people to get involved in political campaigning. The site won an Emmy award.
Battlefront is a nine-month long multi-platform project focusing on the endeavours of 20 teens as they work to develop campaigns to change the world. The diverse mix of campaigning activity ranges from fighting knife crime on the streets of London to promoting random acts of kindness. The Battlefront project includes a television series and an integral digital offering comprising a central hub website and a strong presence across the web.
Teamshirts TV Spot
Director & Producer: Vishal Shah Sound: Adam Stansbie Performances: Seb Humphrey & Lewis Campbell
Duration: 3'03" Origination: DV Screening Format: DVD PAL Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Seek Assistance is an aesthetically dark personal myth projected as noise and interference which intensifies with intrigue and mystery. The delicate investigation of micro materials is echoed by intricate lighting effects that appear to print the subject upon one’s eye. This micro interplay between sight and sound firstly illuminates the subject yet hints at macro forms that exist past the light, beyond any sound, and ultimately transcend the physical frame.
The video Seek Assistance by Vishal Shah takes us to the starting point of a tube journey when our valid ticket is rejected. The system thus refuses to allow our passage. This is a work composed out of sharp and exact editing, distinct configurations of abstract light, form and image within the suggestion of a narrative collision. There is a fast and disjunctive economy at work within audio and vision pulse across the face of the other (both a literal face and the face of projected light). Visually there are strong hints of early modernist cinema and photography, Man Ray, Rodchenko and Moholy Nagy appear as references meeting visual forms that derives from a fast world of commercial video. We are left in a state of an in-between of passage, combined with interruption and detour. This is the place that a subject might either be composed or undone.
Concept design for a live stage event in China showcasing the launch of the VW Beetle.
Director & Producer: Vishal Shah Music: Adam Stansbie Grade: David Abrantes Studio & Camera: Renata Kudlacek Technical Advisor: Dr Roddy Cañas Lighting Instruction: George Duck
Duration: 4’36” Origination: DV & Motion Design Distribution Format: DVD PAL Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pollen: a visual music experience structured around a series of thematic contrasts; light and dark, organic and synthetic, certainty and ambiguity, existence and emptiness. Perhaps the most important of these is an exploration of movement and stasis, since this central contrast is used to divide the film into three episodic moments; Pollen opens with the gradual unfolding of an image, thus enabling the viewer to explore its form and detail. However, this almost static moment is soon replaced by vigorous pulses of energy and motion that drive the film onwards. The sound-world enhances these contrasts; references to the elements - wind, water and metallic objects - tally with the title of the film and are in discourse with the images that Pollen presents.
Collaboration with Renata Kudlacek Dir & Prod: Vishal Shah & Renata Kudlacek Origination: Super 8mm Duration: 1'00" Loop Authorship: 2010 Distribution Format: DVD PAL Aspect Ratio: 4:3
We don’t retrieve our memories, rather memory recreates itself continuously and in doing so produces its own narrative.
The film consists of enlarged sequences from a mix of Super8 films collected and produced – cut, sequenced and layered into a moving image collage. Past and present is falling into the rafters of an infinite loop. Recollectionbegins with a hand reaching for a flower floating in water and emerging from the gentle ripples appears a little girl aged 9 (Renata) from the visual field, she dances, twirls around and slowly disappears again. A hand picks off a petal and the form of what appears at first glance to be hundreds of butterflies fan outwards. However, they are not butterflies, they are moths, since not everything in a recollectionis always beautiful and dreamlike.
Director & Producer: Vishal Shah Sound: Vishal Shah Origination: DV Duration: 5’37' Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Distribution Format: DVD PAL Production: 2003
‘Escalator' a video about everyday urban systems, transformed via a kaleidoscopic patterning, becomes the form and content of a cinematic meditation.
Vishal brings to play metallic systems, spaces and rhythms found in an urban landscape. These spaces direct and allow traffic to flow, The video echoes movement through composure and orchestrated configurations; thus allowing rhythmic formations to reside outside of their tangible context. Escalator encircles notions of repetition; in passage is where the viewer is situated with no entry or exit.
A series of marketing videos for Smirnoff Engagement campaign
Launch campaign for the Heineken Draught Keg website, animation of a series of themed viral films.