Go Far… Coachella 2013


Go Far… Coachella 2013

Patryk Kizny has been commissioned as a consultant and director of photography to help produce probably the largest scale stop-motion animation ever made during Coachella 2013 taking place in Indio, CA, USA.

The invitation is owed to Poetic Kinetics, a company based in LA specialized in large scale kinetic sculpture design & fabrication, from concept through execution and beyond.

For Coachella 2013 Poetic Kinectics designed a 50′ tall kinetic sculpture of a snail and directed it’s performance walking across the festival venue and interacting with the audience and objects.

Kizny’s team was responsible for capturing that performance using means of motion controlled timelapse aiming to produce a timelapse/stop-motion film presenting the performance. Over 200 timelapse shots were captured during just a little over 2 days of the festival.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual three-day music and arts festival, founded by Paul Tollett, organized by Goldenvoice, and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The event features many music genres, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music, as well as sculpture. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 and 2011 also featured the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome and 2013 featured a new Yuma stage.)


Conceived, created and produced by
Poetic Kinetics

Patrick Shearn

Cynthia Washburn

Executive Producer
Goldenvoice LLC

Director of Photography
Patryk Kizny

Neil Meiklejohn, Aga Gonczarek

Camera Operators
Ross Gerbasi, Stuart Marsh, Andrew Walker, Robert Paluch

Camera Assistants
Jon Ross, Raechel Running, Jaron Tauch, Steven Simpson, Daniel Bean

Data Wrangling
Shyam Yadav, Christy Fiers

Rock, Paper Scissors, Megan Meloth

Niel Meiklejohn & Aga Gonczarek


Visual Effects A52

Artist Blake Huber

VFX Producer Annie Zarcoff

Colorist Tommy Hooper

Music “Gravity” by Lusine

Helix Poeticus Design & Fabrication
Poetic Kinetics Inc., Adam Crocker, Alexander Frost, Andrea Ruane, Andy Highland, Aviram Soltes, Ben Krout, Ben Shearn, Cambry Curry, Caroline Dieden, Cynthia Washburn, David Mesloh, David Paris, Derek Welsh, Devan Brown, Geoffrey April, James Peterson, Jamie Higgins-Ross, Jean Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Moore, Jessica Allard, Jessika Vermette, Jesus Guererro, Jon Curry, Jordan Paul, Juli Gudmundson, Merr Shearn, Michael Stromberg, Michael Young, Nathan Meyers, Neal Everett, Patrick Shearn, Pilar Caballero, Sean Hertel, Sean Sobczak, Syd Klinge, Terril Teram, Tyler Hanson, Tyra Segars, Tzipora Hoynik, William Walsky, Zach Segars, Zeth DuBois

Helix Poeticus Mural Art
Herakut: Jasmin Siddiqui & Falk Lehmann

Mural Art Production
Clandestine Management
Caspar Martin & Dave Sheldon

Special Thanks to 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Installation Artists

Paul Clementte “Mirage”
The Do Lab “Treepees” – http://thedolab.com/
Flux Foundation “The Sidewalk’s End” – http://fluxfoundation.org
Poetic Kinetics Inc “PK-107 Mantis” – http://www.poetickinetics.com
Derek Doublin “Coachella Power Station” – http://coachellapowerstation.com
Vanessa Bonet “Coachella Power Station” – http://coachellapowerstation.com
Syd Klinge “Cauac Twins” – http://sydklinge.com
Shrine “Shrine” http://www.shrineon.com
Johnny Amerika “Recyclasaurus Rex” – http://faf.filmzombi.com
Todd Williams “Land Shark” – http://www.toddwilliamsdesign.com
Darren Barnes “Hotshot the Robot” – http://hotshottherobot.com
Robert Bose “Balloon Chain” – http://www.balloonchain.com

Special Thanks to Vendors
Dito Gear
Montana Paint

Coachella Team Thanks
Paul Clemente, Bill Fold, Dani Lindstrom, Raymond Leon Roker, Gopi Sangha