Robert Kolodny (BFA 2010 Film and Video) was recently selected as the winner of the Miro High Speed Challenge, a contest hosted by AbelCine and Vision Research. The nationwide competition invited moving image artists working across genres to create a short film using Miro’s newest camera, the Phantom Miro M320S, which can shoot film at over 15,000 frames per second.
Five finalists were selected from hundreds of entries, but Kolodny’s Fly on Out, about an 11-year-old boy who is chased through his Brooklyn neighborhood while trying to set a pigeon free, was deemed the most impressive. By filming with the high-speed camera, Koldony was able to highlight characteristics of the boy’s neighborhood as he ran through the city streets. Activities such as a child blowing soap bubbles or a runner drinking water mid-stride usually go unnoticed, but Kolodny was able to draw attention to them by varying the speed of the action within each frame more precisely with the M320S.
Kolodny’s production team, House of Nod, includes several other BFA Film and Video alumni. Bennett Elliott (2010) served as producer, Chris Cazavilan (2010) worked as camera operator, and Ian Hoban (2012) served as assistant on Fly on Out. Philip Allison (2010) was assistant director and Justin Van Wie (2010) worked as gaffer.
To view Fly on Out and the films by the four other finalists, click here.