Life in Stereo

Life is more enjoyable when lived together in other words... lived in stereo!


During 2012 I had the wonderful chance to team up on a Storytraveler’s initiative in the region of Valsugana, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy.
Storytravelers is a travel video company that shares a philosophy: to try to give something more on each product. To leave a mark. Their policy is simple but strong: live the territory that you’re telling and give a visual interpretation of it.
Together with Caspar Diederik, founder of Storytravelers, we shared several days of cycling and filming in order to tell a story. In this case it was my time to tell a story.
In this case, I thought about telling the territory thru the perspective of a girl’s imagination. How a girl would imagine her holidays in Valsugana, riding a bike with a friend, meeting new people, having wonderful adventures and doodling everything on her sketchbook.

Life in Stereo from StoryTravelers on Vimeo.

Once more the movie magic comes into place. On the video we see a girl, but she’s not the one drawing. All the close-ups of her hand are actually another hand, with a slight inconvenience. The main character is right handed, and the illustrator (that would be me) is left handed.
I solved this by sketching all the drawings upside down. First I made the main composition in photoshop, then I mirrored it, then I sketched it, and then I mirrored it again giving you the effect of a right handed person drawing a straight picture.

Every traveler lives their own story, and every filmmaker has his own tricks.

About the project

The tourism board of Valsugana invited StoryTravelers to come and live their territory for two weeks and discover what this beautiful valley has to offer. Our task is to come up with some creative visual interpretations of what we lived there. Now of course it’s the turn of many others to dive into the plenty of joy.

Credits

Filmed in Valsugana, Trentino, Italy
A project of Valsugana Tourism
Produced by StoryTravelers
Edited and Filmed by Pablo Apiolazza
Filmed by Caspar Diederik
Music by KATE – Life in Stereo
In collaboration with the following communities of Valsugana: Carzano, Castello Tesino, Pieve Tesino, Roncegno Terme, Ronchi, Samone, Scurelle, Spera, Strigno, Telve, Telve di Sopra, Torcegno.


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