21. November 2015 Johannes Wolters

Save the Date: FMX 2016

The FMX trailers are traditionally created by students of the Institute of Animation, Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in their third year of study. The trailer Jazz Orgie was realized by Irina Rubina.

The freshly-selected FMX trailer Jazz Orgie surprises the audience with its pulsating jazz sounds and its unconventional, abstract look that is reminiscent of the great modern painters of the 20th century. Rubina, who cites El Lissitzky, Kasimir Malewitsch, Piet Mondrian and Alexander Rodtschenko among her sources of inspiration, aimed at combining constructivism, buoyant jazz and dance.

The filmmaker Irina Rubina hopes to instill her film’s energy into next year’s FMX as well:
Jazz Orgie is a visual and musical groove experience in less than one minute. I absolutely love the idea that the film’s spirit erupts at FMX. I hope that its colors light up FMX, and that Jazz Orgie shakes up the event, even if only a little.

Jazz Orgie’s genesis started out with a piece of music. At first Emanuel Hauptmann (bandleader of the jazz quintet Blofish) composed the music, based on Rubina’s dramaturgy sketches, which the quintet later on recordedin a sound studio. This composition provided the basis for the choreography that was performed by a professional dancer. Rubina then edited the recording of these dance moves and translated them into pieces of abstract animation. By adding further abstract shapes as she went along, she created a visual interplay of different colors and forms.

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