On Tuesday, the Huffington Post picked up on “Balance Out of Life,” an experimental film by Wesleyan’s own Wyatt Hodgson ’14. As the video’s premise, Hodgson took Godfrey Reggio’s film “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance” and sped it up by 1552%—condensing an 82-minute movie into just five minutes. He also replaced the film’s original Philip Glass score with “The Holy Egoism of Genius” by The Art of Noise.
The sped-up footage ranges from scenic nature to bustling industrial powerhouses. From the Huff Post article:
The result is a five minute, fast-paced, non sequential portrait of the world 30 years ago. Hodgson’s piece is a surreal snapshot of an already surreal documentary about a time now long gone, but just as relevant today.
As Hodgson himself explains on Vimeo,