Have you seen real un-circulated fiat paper currency from all corners of the world? Some of these look fake, put they are not...are they worth anything, well not...it's fiat, fiat allays goes to zero eventually :)
Political Statements in Stock Video
For this unique project I went for an extra exposed look to give the money the feeling of being created out of ‘thin air’. Just as a fiat currency is created out of thin air by the central banks, I wanted to try and emulate the idea that money can be both created and destroyed at the simple spin of a wheel. From the glory of a force as mysterious as a bright light, a brand new banknote comes and then goes.
Crisp un-circulated notes are key
All of these notes were in insanely great condition, but still it was pretty hard to get them to stand up completely straight without a lot of trial and error. Eventually what you see is using small wall putty balls to stick the bills upright. I found that both the corners and the middle were needed to keep the bill from falling over. Fun project, and I also have these in the stock footage prop vault, so please let me know if you want a bunch of awesome shots with these authentic mint condition banknotes from around the world.
These are 1/16 inch thick of 100% real exotic wood. These are used to put a wood look on just about any surface and make a really cool effect when rotating with a strong light source. As the paper currency collection have a similar effort of overexposure to give a strong lighting effect of nature. I wish you could smell each one of these as each has a subtle difference and really sets the mood for the exotic place these woods came from.
The Madness Behind The Art
I wanted to express my love for nature and especially forests. Forested land is the most sacred and wonderful place to be when you need to recharge and feel the peace and serenity around you. Going to the forest is like going to the light in some religions and so the videos reflect the need to feel warm and secure in the beauty of nature, just like a religious experience for some. All the videos start with just the bare edge of the wood to show how fragile and delicate even the most powerful tree can be. These trees have been cut down to the finest display of elegance and tenderness, and then build up to show unique and random the inside of a tree can be. It’s like a fingerprint or a snowflake, each tree’s wood pattern showcasing the massive scale of the universe.