Private Project

Caves

The 19-minute film accompanies experienced cave explorer and mountaineer Lea Odermatt on her tours beneath the surface of the earth, in claustrophobic passageways and gigantic caverns and chambers usually only accessible to spe- cialists. Thanks to 360° Experience it is possible to convey to a wide audience in both physical and emotional terms how it feels to crawl through narrow passages, to hang in dizzying shafts, to observe with amazement from very close quarters the fascinating halls hidden underground. In a cave, trapped in the darkness, the audience can only see places where there is light. This makes it possible to create precise narration in 360°spaces.

  • Carlos Isabel García
    Director
  • Thaïs Odermatt
    Writer
  • Carlos Isabel García
    Writer
  • Franziska Sonder
    Producer
  • Lea Odermatt
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Nora Sanz
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Diego Sanz
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Thaïs Odermatt
    Editor
  • Carlos Isabel García
    Editor
  • Carlos Isabel García
    Cinematography
  • Patrycja Pakiela
    Music & Sound
  • Raimund Scheck
    Dramaturgical Assitant
  • Project Type:
    360 Video
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    90,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Language:
    English
  • Student Project:
    No
  • La Biennale di Venezia 2021
    Venice
    Italy
    December 1, 2021
    World Premiere
    Venice VR Expanded
  • Kurz Film Festival Köln
    Köln
    Germany
    November 16, 2021
    German Premiere
    VR AWARD / Virtual Reality Wettbewerb
Distribution Information
  • ensemblefilm.ch
    Distributor
    Country: Switzerland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Carlos Isabel García

Born in 1985 in Toledo, Spain. Studied art at the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense Madrid. 2007/2008 study exchange (Erasmus) at HSLU Design & Art in the field of study Video and Art. From 2009 to 2014 freelancer in the field of camera, graphics, editing and animation in Lucerne. Own work in the field of video clip and video art installations. 2017 Master in Cinematography at the Film University "Konrad Wolf" in Babelsberg-Potsdam. During the master studies student assistant at Fraunhoffer HHI, in Immersive Image Technologies / Omnicam 360. Currently working at HSLU as lecturer and as freelancer in the field of DoP, Postproduction and Graphics in Lucerne.

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Director Statement

Cave explorers are physically and psychologically strong, daring and at the same time cautious. I‘m fascinated by people who place themselves in borderline situations, and by the way they handle them. With a 360° film the range of spaces in a cave system can be conveyed. It is the optimum format to portray the timeless, enigmatic and beautiful aspects of this underground world. Thanks to 360° experience it is possible to convey to a wide audience in both physical and emotional terms how it feels to crawl through narrow passages, to hang in dizzying shafts, to observe with amazement from very close quarters the fascinating halls hidden underground.