Riptide

DIRECTOR, CAMERA and Editor

On the shoreline the gentle breaking of waves in shallow water is calm and peaceful but up close and below the surface, the movement is an endless chaos of pushing and dragging. I spent long periods of time filming this frenetic and fascinating motion with my phone in a waterproof housing. Filming at a high frame rate and slowing the footage down reveals the grace and fluency of the underwater environment.

Riptide is a collaboration with composer Jack Chown who created the soundtrack using the ROLI Seaboard, a gesture based instrument designed to explore the way we can create sound through fluid intuitive movement.