A camera doesn’t merely capture reality. Inevitably, it creates something new, something that we’ve not seen before. This can be accomplished by giving us a distant perspective of the subject, such as The Blue Marble shot of Earth taken from 18,000 miles away by the Apollo 17 crew. Video provides many ways to transform reality. As Sven Dreesbach demonstrates in his recent surfing movie “The Moment,” one of the oldest techniques—slow motion—never dies .
In Dreesbach’s hands, slow motion accomplishes at least two purposes. First, it allows us to see actions that might be just a blur if presented at normal speed. Second,it stretches out time, enabling viewers to share the surfer’s experience of being in “the moment.”
“The Moment” has won many awards include the Best Cell Short Film at the Miami Short Film Festival( 2016), Samy’s camera Audience Award (2016), Best Skate/Surf Film at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (2016), and the Grand Prize & Documentary Awards at the FiLMiC Pro Short Film Festival (2016).
This moment was chosen as a Mobile Movie of the Week.