Depicting the Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation and designed by EAA -- Emre Arolat Architects, this film is a semi-documentary salute to this distinguished example of modern architecture, which stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship dominated by historicist building typologies.
Sarraf Galeyan Mekanik (SGMStudio) visualized the transformation of steel, concrete and stone into a place of worship by documenting Sancaklar Mosque from the start of its construction in May 2012. While recording the progress of the construction throughout passing seasons, the film aims to portray the building's existence within nature and its percept of space with the sensibility of the structure it purposes to narrate.
SGMStudio, due to the inaccessibility of the area during harsh winter times, recreated the snowbound imagery of the construction with the help of photo manipulation, matte painting, 3D effects and compositing techniques. By utilizing both sharp timelapse shots and soft videos of NTSC 30 footage conformed to cinematic 24 for its visual narrative, the film dwells on the tension between the technical and engineering-centric implementation and humble and tranquil art of building with its pacing.
The original soundtrack of the film also integrates the modern silhouette and the Islamic references of the building. The musical piece combines classical music with the oriental ney*, allowing the coexistence of the hectic beat of construction and the peaceful serenity of worship within one picture. For the musical composition, which steers the pace and feel of the film with the help of audio samples like blowing wind and flowing water, all of the instruments, including the ney, were mixed in a fully digital environment.
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TÜRKÇE VERSİYON - http://youtu.be/0VbR0G1XpvQ
Sarraf | Galeyan | Mekanik:http://www.sarrafgaleyanmek...
Emine Seda Kayım - Creative Director
Erhun Erdoğan - Music Production
Memduh Can Tanyeli - Director
Emre Arolat Architects:http://www.emrearolat.com