Every year, whether it is Christmas, Father’s Day or his birthday, my dad is the most difficult to buy a gift for. What do you get a man who doesn’t wear ties, cologne, play or watch sports, eschews technology, and doesn’t need anything? That’s the question I ask myself numerous times a year since I became an adult. The following video gave me an idea for this year’s gift, but definitely not quite to the extreme.
Filmmaker Kevin McGloughlin created the following mesmerizing video portrait of his father, Páraic McGloughlin Sr. Instead of using just one element of his trade, Kevin combined a multitude of techniques from filmmaking and photography to create this artistic, intriguing, and very interesting one minute video. Using a combination of photographs, video footage, time-lapse and long-exposure photography, mixed with real time footage and techniques in Strata-Cut animation, 3D stacking, compositing and more, Architect is a veritable smorgasbord that is a feast for the eyes.
Architect is a moving portrait of a bearded man, growing, ever-changing and multifaceted. I would’ve loved to know not only the technical process of creating this piece, though the artist tells Creator’s Project that, “The process for this portrait was quite long, [but] to be honest, I think it might be best to just keep the description much more simple,” but also the thought behind it and why he chose so many different elements of the creative process to create it. In any case, it’s a beautiful and artistic representation of his father.