Heatfeeder is an experimental video about climate change that was originally shown at an event promoting sustainability in the arts. The slow cycle of birth and death is one that is familiar in nature, but it’s portrayal in the film is unsettling because it illuminates the human impact on that cycle.
Explorations in video compositing, animated collages and displacement maps played a large role in narrative development for this film. A lot of the greenery in the film is from a collection of photos I’ve taken servicing bio-walls in my job as a horticultural technician.
The underwater imagery in the film is heavily influenced by my brothers study of decreasing coral populations and the 2015 bleaching epidemic. Warming ocean temperatures can have irreversible damage, which we are already beginning to see the effects of. Just over 2 minutes long, Heatfeeder represents how quickly things can take a turn for the worse.