17 Days Video Series

Day 4 | Aris Michalopoulos
March 24, 2011, 12:14 am
Filed under: 17 Days (vol.4)

Morphee (Morpheus): in Greek Mythology is the god of dreams, leader of the Oneiroi.

Morpheus sends images of humans in dreams or visions, and is responsible for shaping dreams, or giving shape to the beings that inhabit dreams. Visual poetry and a personal diary.

Filmed at Corfu island, Greece, summer 2010.

Morphee – TRT 10:00 mins.

Aris Michalopoulos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Business Administration at the University of Pireaus. His essential relation to creative photography begun in 1995. He is the founder of several aritistic teams such as Foz, Contre/akt, AKPI. In the early 00s he taught photography and cinema theory in KETHEA schools in Greece for five years. He’s also a visual artist, professional videographer, photographer, videoeditor and graphic designer. Approximately for seven years now he uses digital video as a means of expression. His technique is called “moving paintings”. His work includes his collaborations with electronic musicians and groups such as Spyweirdos, Neon, and Murcof.

Aris Michalopoulos – Athens Greece



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There seems to be a lot of videos about dreams. In my opinion, this one works so well because it is about dreams, but it is how a lot of dreams really are – not too creepy, and not super happy either. It feels like how I usually dream, kind of slow motion and without a clear topic. The drawn, sometimes rainy look adds to this atmosphere, as does the music, lights floating, and parts moving and stationary in the same clip. Each clip is exactly the right length as well – not too long and not too short, with nice transitions that don’t even really feel like transitions.

Comment by April Peebles

I agree with everything 🙂

Comment by Aris Michalopoulos

The video layering effect really gave the video a dreamy feel. The mirrored images gave the impression that one is the real world and the other, the dream realm. The many different images in the video gave me a deep insight to the filmmakers life.

Comment by Derek Wilds

Derek, it’a about my life, you’re right..

Comment by Aris Michalopoulos

The music selection and imagery is very pleasing. I especially like the way the images are reversed. The film definitely has a dream like feel to it, but i am confused as to why it is raining?

Comment by Carly Sprague

Hi Carly..
It’s the end of summer, first rain of September..

Comment by Aris Michalopoulos

The video is very calming which works for it but at the same time it does feel like it’s almost inviting the mind to wander and explore on its own.

Comment by Chris Longley

Thanks Chris..

Comment by Aris Michalopoulos

This video was tripppy. I think the layering and sound was pretty cool. The sound was probably my favorite part. It definitely has a dream like quality to it. My only disliking about it is that it was kinda long and sometimes I felt like the images were just random. But all in all you rock.

Comment by Kevin Olech

Some images were random indeed 🙂

Comment by Aris Michalopoulos

very accurate portrayal of dreaming. The audio had a very dream like vibe, that helped connected the scenes together. The rain adds a lot in making the intended calming atmosphere.

Comment by KRP

Really helpful comments, thanks you all..

Comment by Aris Michalopoulos

thank you all 🙂

Comment by Aris Michalopoulos

the double exposures and gritty feeling give this video a dreamy feeling.

Comment by Leslie

The interiors feel like glimpses of the past. The rich overlapping and texture also add to the worn and aged impression of a memory or dream.

Comment by rhonda

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