Ortigia (Ottiggia in Syracuse’s dialect, Ortygia, Ὀρτυγία in ancient greek) is the name of the island which is the oldest part of the city of Syracuse. It’s beautiful to get lost in this city, in the most intimate areas hidden to tourists, where the kids play in the street and the elderly stroll and chat with each other, all topped off by a surreal silence. Visiting Ortigia makes you fall in love madly, with no turning back.
Ortigia (L’Ottiggia in dialetto siracusano, Ortygia, Ὀρτυγία in greco antico) è il nome dell’isola che costituisce la parte più antica della città di Siracusa. È bellissimo perdersi in questa città, nelle zone più intime e nascoste ai turisti, dove i ragazzini giocano per strada e gli anziani passeggiano e chiacchierano tra di loro, tutto condito da un silenzio surreale. Visitare Ortigia equivale a innamorarsene perdutamente, senza poter più tornare indietro.
A video by Giuseppe Zizza
Music “Infinity” by One Hundred Years
Starring Giulia Modica
Appearence Corrado Sororo, Stefano Mascaro, Nina Mascaro, Chiara Ilarda, Elia Zocco
Thanks to Elena Muratore and her patience, Giusj Musumeci, the market’s merchants, the sunrise
Filmed with a Canon 6D and GoPro Hero 4 black edition
Edited and graded in Premiere Pro.
Directed by Ben Leclair
co-produced by Kevin Calvez
Filmed by Blackbird productions & Ian Curry
Additional filming from Olivia Care and Antoine Allaux
SPECIAL thanks to Guillaume Boyer, Ian Calvez, William Klang, Mercedes benz Europe and Kevin Calvez for all the help.
The short film Wrinkles of the City relates the portraits from JR’s Istanbul project to the tales of the local elderly, thus reflecting the traces of time on the city’s architecture through each character’s intimate story.
JRが2008年に行ったプロジェクト「Wrinkless of the City」で描かれたイスタンブールの人々のインタビューを収録したショートフィルム。
This video was shot over the course of 3years in various destinations all over Africa. It shows a unique perspective of Africa and the many wonders she holds.
Being able to have filmed this with my friends and colleagues has been a huge privilege and has made me fall in love with Africa and a deeper level!
Africa is something I think everyone should experience at least once in their life!
Drones used for this shoot was as Follows:
DJI Inspire 1 – Zenmuse X5
DJI Phantom 4
DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro 3
DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro 4
Graded Using Filmconvert – Arguably one of the best grading tools I have worked with. It has sped up my time in post production and being able to deliver projects a lot faster.
“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.”
– Richard Mullin