I've seen this piece in person (twice!) at the CaixaForum here in Madrid, and was so happy to find a version online to be able to share with you. Even though "An Ode to Hill and Adamson" by London-based artist Maisie Maud Broadhead is an homage to the creators of the first photographic studio in Scotland, for me it represents everything that is magical about film production: the tricks, techniques, cheats, labor, time and teamwork that go into creating beautiful images from nothing. Or, in this case, into creating another era in the midst of the one we live in.
Here's the photo that inspired this video:
Nailed it, don't you think?
A few more of the photos from the original Hill and Adamson photography studio...
images from moma, moma again, annex galleries, and all-art