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Ferrie Differentieel - The ice song

5:20, 2012, Video Art
A mood-movie build up from scratch about the cold
Started with a soundscape
A poem and a voice
Special made ice takes for this project
And some nice titles
DirectorFerrie = DifferentieelProducerFerrie = DifferentieelWriterPoem By Rian Van NieuwkerkCameraBen WinkelerEditorBen WinkelerComposerFerrie = DiffferentieelCrewIdea, Direction And Soundtrack - ferrie = differentieel
Camera And Editing - Ben Winkeler
Poem - Rian Van Nieuwkerk
Voice - Robbert Baruch
Titles - Jöran Maaswinkel

CountryNetherlandsSubtitlesNo-subtitlesEdition2012 BudgetNo budget

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Interview

Who is ferrie = differentieel?

Ferrie = differentieel is multimedia- multidisciplinary artist - sound designer - arranger - composer
Differentieel means a ‘switching mechanism‘ in Dutch
But also means ‘variation‘
The greater the variation, the more the brain is challenged, are my thoughts.
This variation can be found in my background
First as a painter and designer,
But since 2007 as a sound-designer, arranger and composer
Meanwhile i also has made an impressive list of compositions to my credits
More info about ferrie at AudioLog at http://audio.dailym.net


What is The Ice Song about?

The Ice Song is a fantasy about ’coldness’ - it could be a dream - it could be real - The Ice Song appeals to your imagination - you are invited to create your own story while watching


How did you start with film? And do you have an educational background in art or film?

Film has always played a modest part in my live - my first film must be about 40 years ago when S8 was in common - it was a film about ’the making of’ a maquette (a scale model)
My education did i get in practice - we call that ’autodidact’ - simple to say: i learn from looking - what i see i can make


Could you explain how you work, what themes or concepts you use and what is important to you?

To explain ’multidisciplinary’ is difficult for me to do - i do not work from or in concepts - if i should have a theme it must be sound - sound in all its meaning
Most important for me is to follow and trust my instinct


How long do you usually work on one project?

There is no timetable - some projects take 24 hours - other project take months or even years to develop - there is no timetable - there is no schedule - all projects come as they come - time is no issue


Do you carefully plan the production process or do you work more intuitive?

You will probably understand now that i work intuitive - it is for me the best way to get projects done - in my way of working the process is more important then the outcome


How does the title relate to the work, and how do you find a fitting title?

The title is fully covering the film IMHO


Where do you get your ideas or inspiration from?

The world around me and the people living in that world inspires me very much - all situations in daily life can be a source of inspiration - i am use to allow coincidence directly influence my work


How important is sound in film, and if you use sounds, do you create your own or use existing?

Most important thing in my work at the moment is sound - my thesis is that sound in film can make or break it - importance of sound is very underestimated by many cinematographers - if you take a look around you will notice
Most of my projects have my own recordings - except the library sound effects - as a sound designer i think i know how sound has to sound - even when i use library sounds i have to improve or change the look of the sound suitable to the purpose of the project


How does content relate to the form of your work?

The content is determinative to the form - but - the best result will occur when i let the project grow organic - it demands discipline and patience - fortunately i own both properties


What possibilities of the web are yet to be explored?

Most possibilities of the web are my field - i try to avoid classic media on paper - in these times they seem to be a kind of useless and valuable - the web cost you some time and a little more energy - but it is that extra worth well


Did the web changed your view on art, or your career?

It certainly did - the web opens some much more possibilities for me to develop my skills - if it helps my career must be judged by others


Where would you place your work; cinema or art. And what is the difference between those according to you?

My work should be placed definitely in art - no doubt about that
Cinema entertains you - art makes you think


How influential is the reaction to your film by the audience?

The honest answer to this question is: that is not an issue for me - i am a creator not an effect generator


What is your next project about?

At the moment there are several projects going:
There is an opera in progress - a collab project with an American poet and an English composer -
Several soundtracks have to be made for short films by several cinematographers -
Two performing acts with a modern ballet dancer -
Project Momentum with Marlijn Franken (also on StreamingFestival) -
Sound and sound technique for several art installations -
A Latin American Modern Classical music project in collaboration with the Argentine composer -
An art project that will let ’walls talk’ also a collab project with a young sound designer in the Netherlands -
Sound for a glass-art installation in collab wit a glass-artist in NL -
An audio project with an sound designer from Greece

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