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Exhaustion

Synopsis
EXHAUSTION chronicles a professional athlete’s journey from rest, to exhaustion, and recovery. Exhaustion was filmed in epic detail and extreme slow motion at 4,000 frames-per-minute, with Chris Watson’s recording capturing real-time data.

"For the imagery our athlete was running on a stripped-down treadmill in a blacked out space. We used a Phantom Flex slow motion camera with anamorphic lenses and shot him at between 250 and 1000 frames per second with a variety of lenses. For the sound we recorded data signals from our athlete via a variety of sources including; Cortex Gas Analyser, Electromyography, Electrocardiography and Near-infrared spectroscopy, as well as acoustic sound taken from within the physical space. The data streams were then converted into sound by sound designer, Chris Watson, and composited along with the acoustic sound to form our soundscape." Richard Fenwick.

NB The full film runs for 30 minutes but at present only a 5 minute extract is available online
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2012
Subjects
Sports science
Keywords
exercise physiology; sports physiology; recovery (physical); slow motion photography; rest; exhaustion (physical)

Online availability

URI
http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2012/exhaustion
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Richard Fenwick

Production Company

Name

Animate Projects

Email
info@animateprojects.org
Web
http://www.animateprojects.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7407 3944
Address
89 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1NL
Notes
Animate Projects sells a number of DVD compilations of experimental animations, showcasing new works and older ones that give a perspective on how animation has developed in the UK over the last twenty years.

Sponsor

Name

University of Northumbria, Dept of Sport Sciences

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