An austere & slow
film exhibiting clothes
and the movement whilst
also showing man's ability
to liberate himself

Static Motion

Client | Nexus Studio

Austere towers and concrete complexes set the scene for Static | Motion, a collaboration between dancer and 2022 Queen Elizabeth II award-winning fashion designer Saul Nash and Emmy award nominated filmmaker, Fx Goby. The film was made as part of Nash’s final Royal College of Art collection and explored the idea that grace can be found everywhere.

Nash, an active hip hop dancer, choreographed the piece and the predominantly hip hop movements are performed to a classical piece Sposa son disprezzata, demonstrating the gracefulness of this dance style. This juxtaposition continues as the dancers, who’s movements have been slowed down, perform in an urban landscape against the backdrop of a sunny blue sky which generates sharp shadows. Goby is known for his use of strong storytelling both in animation and live action, and in this graceful hypnotic film captures the process by which a man is able to liberate himself and tell his true story. Capturing a dreamlike moment, where a group of men let go of their movements and embrace their sensitivities.

The aim of the sound design was to break the feeling of slow motion and create a feeling of floating bodies, making the movement feel more present. The sound was recreated from scratch to sound like the images were captured at normal speed.

The film was shown on NOWNESS the global video channel screening the best in culture and received several nominations at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Awards 2019, the international fashion film festival, considered the Cannes of the fashion film world.

Watch the full film here

Services
  • Sound editing & restoration
  • Foley services
  • Sound design
  • Mixing / Dubbing
  • Sound supervision

Austere towers and concrete complexes set the scene for Static | Motion, a collaboration between dancer and 2022 Queen Elizabeth II award-winning fashion designer Saul Nash and Emmy award nominated filmmaker, Fx Goby. The film was made as part of Nash’s final Royal College of Art collection and explored the idea that grace can be found everywhere.

Nash, an active hip hop dancer, choreographed the piece and the predominantly hip hop movements are performed to a classical piece Sposa son disprezzata, demonstrating the gracefulness of this dance style. This juxtaposition continues as the dancers, who’s movements have been slowed down, perform in an urban landscape against the backdrop of a sunny blue sky which generates sharp shadows. Goby is known for his use of strong storytelling both in animation and live action, and in this graceful hypnotic film captures the process by which a man is able to liberate himself and tell his true story. Capturing a dreamlike moment, where a group of men let go of their movements and embrace their sensitivities.

The aim of the sound design was to break the feeling of slow motion and create a feeling of floating bodies, making the movement feel more present. The sound was recreated from scratch to sound like the images were captured at normal speed.

The film was shown on NOWNESS the global video channel screening the best in culture and received several nominations at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Awards 2019, the international fashion film festival, considered the Cannes of the fashion film world.

Watch the full film here

Trivia

Static Motion received four La Jolla International Fashion Film Awards nominations:

  • Best creative concept
  • Best Music
  • Best Editing
  • Best Ensemble