by Jeff SCHER
2007 / color / sound / 1S / 2' 30

L’eau Life began as an experiment in animating water in motion with water color.

I wanted to get the feel of water and the emotion of being in it, while capturing the water action moments that are the most fun to draw: jumping, swimming, falling in and climbing out. Because I stuck to these highlights and cut quickly, the film developed a momentum that began to feel almost hypnotic, but happily so. As it evolved it became a celebration of water and summer.

The direction I gave Shay Lynch in composing the music was to think about a the cascading epiphanies of Vivaldi. The music he wrote perfectly celebrates the joy of being in water.


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 20,00 €