Let Fairy Tale Slackliners Teach You the Art of Falling
Slackliner Louis Boniface knows how to make the most of any fall.
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Say you lose balance and you fall... What do you do next? Do you stop and give up, or do you press on? This is the question posed by Yeah Dude in their new video, "Headway" which turns slackline jumping into an inspirational meditation on pulling through. According to creator Nicolas Romieu, 18-year-old Yohann Grignou wanted to film slackliner Louis Boniface jumping to violin music. “I found it was a cool idea,” Romieu tells The Creators Project, “but I said to him that I wanted to write a story.” He wrote a script and in one day, they filmed in a forest outside of Paris. The sound by Julien Riquier was added after the shoot abd Alexis Maingaud composed original music, while Pierre Morsard gave the film its unforgettable pink hue.
The result is a dramatic and otherworldly piece wherein the violinist acts as a gamekeeper to the personal journey the slackliners go through over a fairy tale-worthy lake. Coupled with the dramatic music, the rhythm of the jumper invites the viewer into this slackline world. Next time we fall, we'll know how to make the most of it.
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