On The Cusp, Longlist - Music Video

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Thomas Vanz


Born in 1991, Thomas Vanz is a French director who started making films in 2014, telling tales of the Cosmos's History by producing only practical FX with inks, pigments and many others chemical products. ​Focused on the macroscopic aspect, he tries first to illustrate a Supernova, blending art and science with his first short "Novae" in 2016, the film is awarded by the quantum festival first prize. ​In 2017, his second film "Intra" go further by telling the infernal journey of a fall into a black hole, with a real visualisation of what a spinning black hole could look like and an aesthetic vision of the white hole theory. ​In the meanwhile, he directed "Bright Side", the second clip of the talented composer Darius, for his new album "Utopia", focusing this time about what the birth of the light would look like, and how brightness is defeating the night in the cosmos. ​In 2019, Atelier Des Lumières, first immersive museum based in Paris, asked him to create an unique piece in a 270° format called "Verse", broadcasted for one year to thousands of visitors.