What happens when Adobe lets today's most creative minds run free with their products? You get something as beautiful and magical as this new film called "Le Sense Propre."
Under Adobe's The Shortcut To Brilliant campaign, a creative professional takes an ordinary object, and with their inspiration and Adobe tools, turns it into something extraordinary.
"With Cisma’s piece, his motivation was to make a film where the way you tell the history is more important than the history itself. It’s a symbolic, dream-live voyage in the universe of a little girl, where what you see is not always what it means."
Q&A with Blacklist's Cisma on "Le Sens Propre" for Adobe.
Q: What was the brief on this project?
A: Basically it was a 98% open brief and the only requirement was to do everything using Adobe Products exclusively.
Q: Why did you choose to write and create a short film?
A: Since Adobe products are more about filmmaking and didn't really need me to communicate a specific message, I took that as an opportunity to make an experimental film focused on art direction and creativity. My goal was to hold the attention of the viewer by the way the story is told and not the desire of knowing how it's going to end. I also tried to make the visual language the most important aspect of the film.
Q: Like your films "The Fly and the Eye" and "Handmade," "Le Sens Propre" is based in live action. You mix graphics, visual effects and in-camera tricks to create a surreal world that seems to be as much about the act of perception as it is about the film's subject. Do you agree with this assessment? Is this something you intentionally try to achieve?
A: Exactly, I think differently from animation, films based in live action are way too close to reality, it's an immersive experience, our eyes believe on what we are seeing as it is happening in front of us. But because of that I think that there's too little space for personal interpretation, some films in live action are just hypnotic and don't really make you think.
Q: Tell me about how your approached making "Le Sens Prope"?
A: Given the creative freedom of this project, I first started to create strange scenes and weird connections between elements of the story in the universe of a little girl.
Q: What is your favourite moment in the film?
A: My favorite part is the donut sock scene, I remember when I was a child taking out my socks like that.
Q: What was the most challenging aspect of the project?
A: The most technical challenge was to not use any 3D software in a visual effects film but at same because we have this limitation we have an even more organic and real result because many of the effects were made on camera, or using a lot of shooting plates.