Footage showing how a single cell becomes a complete organism
A Dutch filmmaker has documented the development process of the mountain newt from a single cell to the transformation into a complete organism. Three weeks of images have been compressed into a six-minute recording.
Found in Central Europe and Southern Europe, newts gorskies breed in shallow bodies of standing water. There they lay their eggs, from whichorego develop larvae, and then in the process of transformation they grow legs and move to land.
Dutch filmmaker Jan van IJken has traced the process by documenting its individualolne stages. In this wayob has created a fascinating film showing the process of development of the newt gorska from unicomork zygote by developingoj larval until the formation of a juvenile.
The footage shows unusual detailsos at microscopic scales. The video is a remarkable look at the process of division and roThe variability of the comorek. And this process affects every creature on the planet, roAlso people.
Krotki video is called „Becoming”. It was awarded in the category of best krotki documentary 2018 at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival in Austria.
„This mesmerizing video shows us the miracle of life in a very simple and subtle wayob. It forces us to think about where we came from, including as humans. It reveals the very complex mechanism of nature and makes the phenomenon of the creation of all beings look even more magical. The author has successfully condensed three weeks of work into a several-minute recording, whichor is accompanied by gentle sounds leading the viewerow by a unique subro¿by the miracle of birth” – this is how the festival jury justified its decision.
Jan van IJken is a photographer and filmmaker originally from the Netherlands. Fach learned on her own and rohe is also working himself. The main thing that is evident in his work is his interest in nature and the relationship between man and nature. But „Becoming” is not his only work. More of van IJken’s work can be seen on his website.