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"Founders of Time" - Auramics

(Tick tock, tick tock. Tick tock, tick tock.) Being quite inspired by the electronic music pioneers Daphne Oram and Delia Derbyshire (the composer of Doctor Who's Theme Song) who worked at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and their technique/medium of Musique Concrète, Radiophonics, Spoken Word and Hauntology, this video explores an aural and visual exploration into the medium using stop motion and layering techniques. The imagery, lyrics and music all created under the same lens to immerse the viewer in this fantastical, almost Alice In Wonderland-esque world. I hear the clocks, but I cannot find them. "Madness and Malaise" "The clocks they turn."

"Founders of Time" is the music video for the New York/LA based duo Auramics that was directed/animated/edited by Kristi Scarvelis the singer/musician of the band.

  • Kristi Scarvelis
  • Kristi Scarvelis
  • Auramics (band)
    Key Cast
  • Kristi Scarvelis (Singer/Musician in Auramics)
    Key Cast
  • Glen Lee Flynn (Musician in Auramics)
    Key Cast
  • Auramics
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Please ask for preferred translation :)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, horror, psychedelic, drama, film, radiophonic, giallo, bbc radiophonic workshop, dreampop, hauntology, spooky, vintage, black and white, suspense, thriller, cinematic, OST, 60s
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 3, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • FilmÓptico - International Visual Art and Film Festival & Viridiana TV
    April 23, 2021
    European Premiere (Spain)
    Nominee (Video Art Category)
  • NeoClassic Multimedia Film Festival
    April 15, 2021
    Global Premiere
    3rd Place (Quarter Finalist) (Music/Soundtrack for Film category)
  • Lift-Off Global Network Film Festival x Pinewood Studios
    Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
    United Kingdom
    January 15, 2021
    European Premiere (United Kingdom)
    Official Selection (Lift-Off Sessions)
  • Lift-Off Global Network Film Festival x Pinewood Studios
    Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
    United Kingdom
    January 15, 2021
    European Premiere (United Kingdom)
    Official Selection (First-Time Filmmaker Sessions)
  • The International Folklore Film Festival x Orange Film Foundation
    Thrissu, Kerala
    January 3, 2021
    Asian Premiere (India)
    Official Selection
  • FAV - Festival Internazionale del Cinema Corto - XII Festival Alto Vicentino
    Villa Rossi, Santorso
    January 20, 2020
    European Premiere (Italy)
    Official Selection (Experimental Short Film Category)
  • Cefalù Film Festival
    Cefalù, Sicily
    May 13, 2018
    European Premiere (Italy)
    Official Selection
  • SmartPhilm Festival
    Washington, DC
    United States
    May 11, 2018
    North American Premiere (United States)
    Finalist (Music Video Category)
  • Sacalacalaca Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
    San Andrés Ahuayucán, Distrito Federal
    November 2, 2017
    North American Premiere (Mexico)
    Official Selection (Experimental Art Category)
Distribution Information
  • Auramics
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Kristi Scarvelis

Kristi Scarvelis is a multidisciplinary filmmaker, creative director, designer, animator and singer/musician based in New York City. She is the front woman of Auramics, the psychedelic, radiophonic, hauntology, musique concrète, NYC/LA music group, and other projects using analog synths, vintage sound generators, organs, tape machines, cut-up collage and field recordings which she weaves with her experimental filmmaking.

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