Mike Olbinski has produced some of the best storm time-lapse films of the last few years, but even for a visual artist like him, sometimes inspiration comes from something you cannot even see.
The Phoenix, Arizona based photographer’s latest film, ‘Breathe’ was an idea born on a song. When Olbinski first heard Ex Makina’s song ‘Breathe’ on MusicBed, he immediately pictured the soundtrack playing behind a dramatic black and white storm time-lapse film.
The moment I heard the opening thump of bass…I knew I would be using this song for my film. But then those haunting vocals hit my ears…and blew my mind. It was like a punch deep in my soul. It’s hard to explain that feeling when you first hear a song and you immediately fall in love with it. Almost like you’ve known it all along.
And Olbinski was right. The visuals are stunning, as we are well used to from the photographer, but the heart pounding soundtrack adds a dramatic vibe to the scenes. For a film he didn’t even know he was going to make, Olbinksi hits another home run.