Behind the scenes / by Hayley Quentin

In my previous post I wrote all about being a part of an amazing exhibition for a film I worked on, Architecture of an Atom by artist JULIACKS.  While the film was being shot in Lyon in 2013, I was shooting footage of my own, capturing many moments on set while we were making the film.  I wasn’t shooting for a specific purpose at first. I was just collecting moments. But I slowly realized I wanted to create something from it; a “behind the scenes” look at Architecture of an Atom.

However, back in 2013, I hadn’t planned on creating a video like this, so all I had was a pretty shitty point-and-shoot digital camera: fine for taking reference pictures to ensure continuity between takes in the film, but not much more. But the locations were so fantastic and the cast and crew so unique that I felt compelled to document the experience. Even though the footage is choppy and lo-res, I can’t help but feel that it captures the spirit of those two weeks of summer spent shooting Architecture of an Atom. So I made a "behind the scenes” anyway. 

During the exhibition at Musee d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, this behind-the-scenes film was displayed on a wall in the reception hall, opposite Architecture of an Atom’s official trailer.

There, behind the atomic cocktails- behind the scenes. Photo by Anne Simonnot / NEON, 2015.

There, behind the atomic cocktails- behind the scenes. Photo by Anne Simonnot / NEON, 2015.

And so, without further ado, here is Architecture of an Atom, Behind the Scenes. (Click to play)

Architecture of an Atom, Behind the Scenes. Click to play.

Enjoy!