WE ARE OPEN

Typographic short film for the opening of "Meat for the Beast". This typographic short film was created for the opening of the design office Meat for the Beast. The main actors are more than 500 larvae of the native but rare butterfly species Little Fox, obtained from a breeder in Switzerland. The cocooned caterpillars were carefully prepared and arranged on a wall to form the slightly offset sentence “we are open”. 



The film shows the words coming to life: the butterflies hatch and flutter away, embarking on their first flight. Thus the film not only effectively announces the “birth” of the studio but also subtly translates into moving images the design studio’s philosophy: the transformation of something gossamer and nondescript into something new and graceful.

 


Director
Verena Hennig

Camera
Tobias Binder

Sounddesign
Georg Stanka

Motion
Claus Winter        

Awards
German Design AwardRed Dot Design AwardADC Germany NachwuchswettbewerbOutput Award