ReflectionVOID is a new cutting-edge timelapse film by Lance Page, with an original soundtrack by Lorn. Step into the VOID and experience a dark trip through the portals of the high desert.
Planet Earth filmmaker Lance Page’s new short film uses complex motion control time-lapse photography combined with physical mirrors placed under the dark starry skies of Joshua Tree, California. Working as optical illusions, the mirrors’ vivid reflections mesh together with the stars behind them. The film’s otherworldly visuals were achieved using practical methods. Lorn’s dark musical style provides the final capstone to the visceral screen experience.
A short film by Lance Page
Original music by Lorn
After dusk in the high desert, as the sky quickly darkens, a lone hiker stumbles across a window into another world. As the man approaches the portal, he is met with his own reflection and we suddenly sink into the ReflectionVOID.
In the VOID, scattered portals reflect star patterns against deep black skies. The stars sing to us, but the relentless nature of the high desert reminds us of our mortality. The razor sharp cactus blades and the cold jagged rock formations threaten our fragile bodies. The portals allow us a deeper perspective, they show us the Universe as we reach into our souls for cosmic significance. As we sink deeper into the unknown, we’re met with a tall human-like figure, a mysterious desert dweller with a purpose and a message.
Official Selection: Timelapse Film Festival – *1st place in ‘humans and nature’ *2nd place overall
VOID Featured in “Off the Air: Earth” on Adult Swim
eMotimo BTS blog: Part timelapse, part experimental short film, part beta testing mission
Watch our behind the scenes documentary: There Will Be Portals