Shapeshifting, mysterious and universally mesmerising…water, in all its changing organic forms draws us in to its magic and mystery, its constant flux, its ebb and flow. Spellbound, we lose ourselves for hours in its colour and movement, the turning of the tides and ominous skies, the mirrored reflections found in silvery still pools and the tumultuous, inky palette of ferocious seas.
A source of constant inspiration and wonder, we're looking this month to the role of water in film, those who capture it powerfully, unexpectedly and so, so beautifully. Always interested in searching beyond the immediate world of weddings, casting a wider net of influences and ideas, we were keen to learn more about the greatest sources of inspiration for our handpicked Videographers - to discover what moves them, whose work they admire most and return to time and again. Catching up with Nathan (from Melbourne based Moon & Back) he shared with us a little about water on film, early inspirations, and how it translates in their work…
Nathan: When i was younger, one of my favourite memories was being in my bed hearing the rain hit the tin roof of my house . The sound of the rain would put me in a trance and help me dream.
Water is a constant inspiration in any works of art. More so in film because it symbolises the motion of current and flow. One of my most admired directors, Terrence Malick, is a master of light and composition in movies. His use of water in his films is beautiful and at times, epic. We have put together a small clip showcasing some of his work that has helped inspire us as a team of film makers over the covers in the wedding industry.
As wedding film makers, we not only look for the magic moments between couples, but also the moment of nature in that time or place to help balance our films. It gives viewers the feeling that they were there and could feel the air, the water and ambience around them.
Find in the video gallery below, first a breathtaking sequence of Terrence Malick's work (created specifically for The LANE) followed by a breathtaking film by the Moon & Back team, drawing upon the fluidity of water, a story of many souls told in effortless continuity and flow, inspired by this elusive element.