Kites and Butterflies

A fantasy music video, placed in two opposite but connected worlds, the story of a journey between them, to find your true self and where you belong to.

Filmed in Venice, Italy, at Carnival time, and in a cold winter day in the city of Sibiu, Romania, the video relies on the interconnection of scenes to build a unique dreamworld, using some special visual effects.

  • Daniel Munteanu
  • Iulia Em
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  • Daniel Munteanu
  • Iulia Em
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  • Elfriede Haas
    Video Apperarance
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    acoustic, folk, blues, alternative, indie, new folk, fantasy, visual fx, music video, storytelling
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2017
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    Italy, Romania
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Director Biography - Daniel Munteanu

Visual artist skilled in many digital visual areas, specializing in fine art staged and studio photography, (Ikebana-like fantasy arrangements photographed with artificial lighting), creative photography and impressionist photography using ICM.

For the last five years working at the Transience impressionist project, travelling in different cities and natural settings in Europe, experimenting and shooting more than 80.000 images for this project alone, with the goal of turning photographed reality into fantastical paintings.

Previous experience in visual arts in the field of 3D computer graphics and landscape environments. In late years adding skills in music videos creation (filming, editing) and experimental short films, along with creative writing, voice-over and sound design.

Awards and honorable mentions at international photo competitions, such as IPA, International Color Awards, Prix du Paris.

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Director Statement

A search for all that is magical. Rendering reality into something else, finding meaning in this transfiguration and the belief that there exists more than the visible.

Art is the impossibility of casting a magic spell.