“ I showed what life is and I think, with my films, I made the invisible visible ”
So many emotions in just 3 minutes dictate the whole story of a kid: Frans Hofmeester at TEDxRoermond.
Artist Frans Hofmeester made the invisible visible. He was a fan of time-lapse movies and pictures for a longer time. Time lapsing is a technique whereby the frequency at which film or picture frames are captured is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. It makes it possible to capture changes in an adequate way.
He used this technique to capture his kids, Lotte and Vince, growing up. Because they were changing at such a rapid pace he felt that he needed to document the way they looked, to keep his memories intact. Your memory not necessarily documents the incremental changes, but many incremental changes make one giant leap forward in the development of a child. Not documenting them means losing grip on these changes, forgetting them.
Although this is one of many art projects of Frans Hofmeester, the success was beyond his expectations. The time-lapse video’s of Lotte and Vince had millions of views on Vimeo and Youtube, thousands of likes on social media and although the video’s were posted quite some time ago Frans still receives comments daily. During his TEDtalk he will guide us through the greatness of his Time-lapse project
Filmmaker Frans Hofmeester got twelve years in two minutes and forty-five seconds. He made a time-lapse of his daughter Lotte, and did it so well that he got more than 7 million hits on Vimeo, more than 4 million on YouTube and that number is still growing rapidly.
Filmmaker Frans Hofmeester kreeg twaalf jaar in twee minuten en vijfenveertig seconden. Hij maakte een time-lapse van dochtertje Lotte, en deed dat zo mooi dat het hem al meer dan 7 miljoen hits opleverde op Vimeo, meer dan 4 miljoen hits op YouTube en dat aantal neemt in razend tempo toe.