Total Eclipse of the Art

An Israeli cinematographer and composer heads to middle America to capture art that is, truly, out of this world.

By ASHLEY O'BRIEN
August 22, 2017 18:25
1 minute read.
The small town of Depoe Bay, Oregon prepares for the coming Solar Eclipse

The small town of Depoe Bay, Oregon prepares for the coming Solar Eclipse. (photo credit: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE)

 
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It started as a simple idea at the Swissa Creative headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. In a time where it seems the world is only plagued with bad news and dividing views, we needed something to bring us, all of us, together. Something to remind ourselves that we are all one people on one planet, and at the risk of making a cliche metaphor, something to bring us back to Earth.

Enter: Kobi Swissa, a proud Israeli, Chicago pizza enthusiast, and owner and CEO of Swissa Creative. Kobi, who currently calls Chicago home, made the six-hour drive to Union, Missouri with his creative team for a chance to be in the direct path of 'totality' of the 2017 solar eclipse.

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As the eclipse captured our attention, our hearts, and our minds, Kobi was busy capturing some of the most incredible, out-of-this-world footage, and has graciously agreed to share with our JPost readers.

Below are still frames from Swissa Creative as they filmed the incredible 2017 solar eclipse.

Kobi Swissa / Swissa Creative

Kobi Swissa / Swissa Creative

Kobi Swissa / Swissa Creative



Kobi Swissa / Swissa Creative

Kobi Swissa / Swissa Creative

Kobi Swissa / Swissa Creative

Who knew something so far out in space could keep us so grounded, if only for a day?

Swissa Creative is a Chicago based creative agency specializing in promotional films and media. Learn more at swissacreative.com.

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